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Building toys are more than just blocks. Building toys stimulate imagination and creative play, and can be used to teach science and math (without kiddos even know that they are learning- gasp!). The made in USA building toys that I discovered for this list span all ages from baby to teens. There are even several listed here that adults would love!
KEVA Maple constructions sets consist of plank stacking blocks that are all the same size. No connectors or glue is used- designs are made by simply stacking the blocks. KEVA construction sets can be found in museum gift shops around the country. Note: only the maple blocks are made in USA.
Geometiles 3D building sets mix math learning with creative play. The interlocking block sets have won numerous awards including Creative Child Magazine's Creative Play Award and Product of the Year Award.
Qubits, an engineering construction toy, promotes free play and is made in the USA. There are no small pieces, and the pieces are durable. Qubits appeared on Shark Tank and received numerous awards including; Family Choice Award and Academics' Choice Brain Toy Award Winner.
Zometool building kits for kids ages have won all types of awards including; Creative Child Magazine Product of the Year, Dr. Toy Product of Excellence, and Popular Science "Best of Toy Fair", just to name a few. There are many STEM and science themed kits to choose from.
These years are all about doing things that give kids a sense of mastery and competence.
I have a set of BEKA handmade wooden building blocks. They are always a hit!
BEKA handmade wooden building block sets are the ultimate building toys for little ones! Nothing inspires creativity quite like them!
Super great options!
Hi there! Thank you so much for your content! My kids like wooden toys!
Hello Tracey! Thank you for sharing the most important toys list for children. All the toys you have shared are amazing and useful for our kids. Thanks and keep posting!
Made in America always at the top of my list to purchase!
K Nex are some of the BEST construction toys they are made just a few miles away from us!