Hey everyone the kids were sent some really fun new toys from K'NEX a couple of weeks ago and they have really enjoyed being creative with them so i wanted to share!
We were sent the K'NEX Education sets which are designed for children aged 8+ they help with children's knowledge and educate them about science and technology as well as understanding the math behind why things move mechanically. Alister took complete control over the vehicles set, he's generally great at problem solving and loves nothing more than to build! He followed the set by step instructions with a little bit of guidance from Graham when he got a little bit frustrated at one point. But he successfully built both of the vehicles really well and in no time at all. He has also been reconstructing his own different types of vehicles also which has resorted in hours of fun!
The instructions are nice a detailed for accurate results, like i said Alister at nearly 8 years old had no problem reading and following the instructions. Having the diagrams is definitely and added bonus and the pieces simply just click together.
Violet enjoyed tackling the task of the Gears Building Set or 'Wind Mill' as she called it! She loved clicking all the different components together and i helped help step by step to build it. It looks like a ton of different pieces but actually it took no time at all! We had great fun building together and sharing the excitement when it was complete.
Whats great about the Vehicles set is that it comes with a few different mechanical ways of how the car or bike moves from push power, using a rubber band to wind up and let go and also the spring motor. Alister was in his element showing me the best way to power his car and giving me lots of demos!
I really hope this has given you some inspiration, the children have loved K'NEX Educations they have lots of other builds to choose from on the website so go check them out!