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Practical Pre-School Silver Award Winner 2009
The size and colour of a house brick, these pretend bricks will make children feel like real little builders.
The most realistic brick on the market, they have authentic holes through the bricks and are easy for small hands to transport around your setting.
Made from tough foam, they are coated in a robust water resistant plastic, making them ideal for play indoors or out.
With budgets tight, these durable bricks will make the most of learning opportunities, providing a gateway to collaborative, imaginative play.
Each brick measures L20 x H9 x D6cm. For ages 3yrs+.
We've had lots of fantastic ideas on how to incorporate these brilliant bricks into your setting - here are a few of our favorites:
- Mix sand and water to create a 'cement' - perfect for realistic builders site play
- Why not add a little washing-up liquid or bubble mixture to the cement for added stickiness - when it's time to pack away, simply use water to dissolve your mortar
- Use the bricks in Early Years Maths for counting - why not ask children to stack the most bricks they can, counting them as they do?
- Because they are so lightweight, you can use them as non-standard measuring units. This can be a fantastic introduction to using more standard units, especially as five bricks make up one metre.
- Explore basic building techniques such as staggering bricks to give a stronger wall (thanks to Jane at Promises for that suggestion)
- Use in the story of the three pigs for the house made of bricks. Children can physically interact with the story by building their own houses based on their imaginations or mirroring familiar buildings
- Create pathways for remote control cars or Bee-Bot to go navigate
- Use washable paint to create 'number bricks'
- With masking tape, bamboo canes and string, create a 'building frame' for children to build around, exploring shape and space as they do so
You can save by buying three sets of bricks together, or why notbuy the bricks with our Breeze Blocks, Stone Wall Rocks and Ice Bricks to get our hod carrier for FREE?
4/5 stars13 May 2016
Ideal for the use required.
5/5 stars18 Apr 2016
5/5 stars18 Mar 2016
Children love them.
5/5 stars14 Mar 2016
a bill idea the children love using them both inside and outside lovely open ended and they really do encourage lots and lots of communication
5/5 stars30 Jan 2016
The kids love using these
5/5 stars29 Jan 2016
Excellent service, item as described and speedy delivery
4/5 stars07 Jan 2016
4/5 stars07 Jan 2016
5/5 stars09 Dec 2015
The adults have played with them but the bricks are from Santa to match the cement mixer We had great fun!
4/5 stars02 Nov 2015
5/5 stars28 Sep 2015
Brilliant bricks, children are loving building with them. Getting lots of really good language, negotiation skills as well as practical problem solving. So glad I bought 75, 25 would definitely have not been enough!
5/5 stars26 Sep 2015
Not sure who loves playing with the bricks more - my toddler or me. Brilliant!
4/5 stars25 Apr 2015
5/5 stars16 Mar 2015
Perfect for our building site. Played with daily and safe too!
5/5 stars25 Feb 2015
5/5 stars12 Oct 2014
5/5 stars08 Oct 2014
The children love them
5/5 stars12 Sep 2014
Excellent quality and affordable at this special offer price. Would be nice if it came in a storage bag or box to keep it safe when stored away.
5/5 stars04 Aug 2014
Blocks are great and with sand and water for mortar our 3-4 year olds love building walls.
5/5 stars26 May 2014
4/5 stars01 May 2014
3 year old loves them and does more than just build with them. They are fun to stand/balance on and he discovered he can "ski" through the house on them.
5/5 stars24 Feb 2014
Unfortunately some of the bricks got damaged by being bitten, but other than that we are very happy with them.
5/5 stars17 Jun 2013
4/5 stars14 Jun 2013