When the end of the year approaches, the Christmas list becomes more and more important! For our children, construction games are often at the top of the list. But which one to choose in accordance with their expectations and needs? Which promotions are the most advantageous?
We will try to show you through this article the main categories of games for your children:
- Silicone construction games, reliable solution for baby
- Wooden construction games, a timeless classic that's always on top
- Magnetic construction games, the hottest of the moment
- Suction cup construction games, the latest
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WHY ARE GIFTS IMPORTANT FOR CHRISTMAS?
Christmas is a traditional time for gift giving. There are personal reasons why people give gifts at Christmas. Motivations vary among individuals, but there are common themes. The first is the religious aspect, such as the birth of Jesus or even the Three Wise Men, which we will not deal with here but which is at the basis of this tradition.
✔ LOVE AND AFFECTION
Christmas gifts are an opportunity to surprise and please those you love: baby, child and older. People love finding the perfect gift. Once wrapped and delivered, the giver observes the happy face of the recipient when he unwraps it and then the pleasure is shared!
✔ THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS NOSTALGIA
There is also something special in the expectation and hope of children at this time of year. Little hands have a hard time getting away from the wrapped presents under the tree. Adults remember the Christmases of their own childhood with nostalgia and tenderness. This sharing of strong emotions between different generations therefore creates the very special atmosphere of Christmas.
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CONSTRUCTION GAMES LEADS CHRISTMAS EDUCATIONAL GAMES SALES
Perhaps you have never paid attention to the importance of games and building blocks in the world of childhood?! Well it's Christmas and you are now parents, so it is essential to know a little more about the educational game which never leaves anyone disappointed 🤴🏻. For many years now, this type of toy has been considered the educational game par excellence, essential for any family.
The offer is therefore large and the different types of games are multiplying. Gone are the days when only Lego and Meccano occupied the entire aisle of the local supermarket!
Before trying to enlighten you on the main types of construction toys for both children and babies, here is a brief summary of the benefits of construction play:
✔ Creativity and imagination
✔ Aid for motor skills and spatial reference
✔ Notions of Science
✔ Moments of sharing with family
For more details regarding the full contributions and benefits of this type of educational games, do not hesitate to read our latest article "Construction game, the educational game par excellence '
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Need an idea for Christmas? Consult our detailed article "CHRISTMAS 2022: The top 5 educational games at L'Enfant Malin".
SILICONE CONSTRUCTION GAMES, THE MOST RELIABLE SOLUTION FOR BABY
quality silicone can be a safe and practical alternative to plastic. Due to its flexibility, lightness, ease of cleaning and hygienic and hypoallergenic properties, silicone construction cubes are the best solutions for children under 2 years old . With varied colors and shapes, they allow baby to first approach the stacking concept. It's the beginning of creation and imagination for baby. You can find a multitude of shapes (cube, ball, cup, circle) and colors for gentle awakening and baby safety.
These unbreakable and very flexible building blocks are very popular with parents who want to give their little one a first discovery of educational games. Before two years, babies are still far from the idea of wanting to build or reproduce something. We are talking here about awakening, discovery, touching and stacking which are very basic but just as important for their development.
💰 In terms of price, silicone toys are more expensive than plastic ones, as a general rule, but much more suitable and durable.
THE WOODEN CONSTRUCTION GAME, A TIMELESS ONE THAT IS ALWAYS AT THE TOP
Your parents have benefited from it and you too, it's now your children's turn to play for hours with their wooden toy. Wood is becoming fashionable again in general and particularly for toys for reasons of environment, durability and quality. The assembly game is particularly affected by this phenomenon and so much the better! Wooden play, particularly construction, attracts curiosity from a very young age. Indeed, after going through the box silicone assembly kit, your child is ready to have fun (around 2/3 years old) with wooden parts. From this age until the end of primary school, children are particularly receptive to the wooden assembly set.
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Buying wooden blocks for Christmas gifts remains a very reliable option to please both children and their parents! Here are some advantages of wooden construction sets:
✔ Accessible from a very young age
✔ A timeless design
✔ To be passed down from generation to generation
✔ Ecological and sustainable
✔ Guarantee of quality and a special touch for the child
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💰 When purchasing, the price of a wooden game is more expensive, that's for sure. If we look more closely in terms of quality and durability, the relationship is reversed and it is therefore more profitable to opt for this type of gift!
THE MAGNETIC CONSTRUCTION GAME
The magnetic phenomenon has always existed on Earth, but it is not so long ago that it was associated with childhood and integrated into educational games. Since then, a real revolution has taken place in the world of toys and more particularly those of construction! Toy designers were then able to offer new designs, concepts, shapes, colors and types of games to our children. The educational advantages of magnetism combined with play are even more numerous:
✔ A scientific aspect, particularly in terms of physical laws, even more present
✔ Boost imagination and creativity with buildable structures that are even more impressive than with normal building blocks.
✔ Even greater complementarity with what surrounds the child
(@The Smart Kid / Magnetic Construction Cube)
Magnetism is special! The children are fascinated and amused, the parents are relaxed and relaxed. With a few magnetic construction pieces in hand, no adult can resist the temptation to assemble and build with their child, guaranteed!
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💰 The cost of purchase can vary greatly depending on the type of game and the brand. But generally speaking, if we sum it up in terms of cost / fun / durability, the magnetic construction game is perhaps the best gift to give for Christmas!
THE LATEST SUCTION CUP CONSTRUCTION GAME
We found it useful and important to talk to you about this game which is not an entire range compared to the other games seen previously but more a game in particular and which you can find at L'Enfant Malin.
This construction game, which is becoming more and more popular, could well be the IDEA gift for this Christmas 2022. A well-thought-out combination of silicone and suction cup allowing a never-before-seen design for imagination and guaranteed fun! These suction cup games give children the opportunity to build anywhere on any support and without ever breaking anything. And on top of that, each time the suction cup is removed, the piece pops for a long time of fun.
(The Smart Kid / Pop-La™ suction cup construction game)
THE TOP 3 CONSTRUCTION GAMES FOR THE SMART CHILD
🥉 N*3 = MyUnivers™, a real test of balance
A wooden educational game to allow your child to increase their concentration. The difficulty of building on a removable base gives the child the opportunity to test themselves in the most beautiful way with neat pieces. Let your child escape into the skies while working on their thinking.
(@L’Enfant Malin / MonUnivers™ balancing game)
🥈 N*2 = MosaicaBox™, for a colorful experience
Wood, blocks, shapes and color that's all that the MosaicaBox™ offers for a unique sensory construction experience for children aged 3 at 8 years old. Stimulates the child's creativity with the sun as a playmate! The design of these wooden blocks and colored acrylic windows makes it a robust and atypical gift idea under the Christmas tree.
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🥇 N*1 = Magnet-Me™, the best-seller in 2022
If you follow our store a little then you have probably heard of the Magnet-Me™, magnetic construction game, which has already brought joy to more than 500 families In France. This magnetic game, 36 pieces for the smallest version, entertains and makes each child work in the way they want. The youngest 3 year old will have as much fun as the oldest 9 year old.
(@The Smart Kid / Magnet-Me™ magnetic construction game)
Here is some feedback from parents regarding the game =
✅ K. Christophe: "Received 3 days ago, my children immediately took to it, I'm going to get a pack again to avoid fights."
✅ J. Carole: "Very happy with my purchase, my daughter has played it every day since delivery."
✅ P. Laetitia: "I ordered the pack of 36 elements for my children and they loved it. As soon as we received it they played with it, they were very focused throughout the game and had a great time. My only regret is not having taken the pack of 72 directly."
To conclude, we can therefore divide construction games into 4 main ranges which will depend on the age and expectations of the child. In each of these categories, quality and very fun products exist as we have seen. Christmas is above all a time for family to talk, but children expect more so don't miss this important time of the year, which is why we have also written an article on what toys for Christmas 2022!
If you haven't yet made your choice of toy for Christmas then we hope to have guided you as best as possible. There is no bad gift idea, just some better than others to please even more! To find out more about positive education and the intellectual development of our children, consult our article on educational games.
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