IKOS Creator Set! Move over blocks, there’s a new building toy in town!

Building blocks are awesome.. but these IKOS building pieces takes building play up to a whole new level!

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These pieces can be put together to make a sphere! Not only a sphere though! You can add these pieces on it or you can take the sphere apart and use the pieces to create something totally different! Let the kiddos use their imagination!

Such a great learning toy, even I enjoyed sitting around the table with my boys building and talking. We had a great time with these.

IKOS is the next-generation building toy for children. No longer does the block run supreme as today is the day of the SPHERE! Fun, stimulating, and endless construction combinations; children will play all day and start all over again tomorrow.

IKOS is a great way to deliver gifts, messages, and letters in a creative, thoughtful, and personal manner. For that next special day or moment, show that special someone how much you care by letting IKOS drop and explode to see their surprise!

IKOS is the new adult zen and party game. For any work session or event, integrating IKOS will make it more enjoyable. Let your imagination run wild on how the millions of construction combinations, colors, and contests can liven up your life.

IKOS can change the way people think by combining fun with problem solving, collaboration, and creativity. It is fun to figure out how the pieces fit together, fun to play with friends, fun to come up with new games and art, and fun to drop and watch explode.

IKOS provides fun, engaging, and stimulating building spheres to inspire creativity, problem solving, coordination, and team work. IKOS in the classroom promotes offscreen the power of spheres learning and hands on fun for all grade levels!

IKOS is a great therapy tool that uniquely builds fine motor coordination and strength, in-hand manipulation, and visual motor integration and manipulation. Furthermore, IKOS fosters and enhances problem solving skills and attention skills through patience and prolonged focused.

 

PERPENDICULAR CONNECTION

You can also connect IKOS perpendicularly via sliding both the A and B parts of one IKOS into the openings at the top of any other IKOS.

 

BUILD A SPHERE

If you can connect 20 IKOS in this manner, you will be able to create a sphere.

 

SPHERICAL CONNECTION

Slide the A part of one IKOS into any B part of another IKOS to make a connection.

They have a Creator Set for $20 and even a Family Set for $30! These would make a great Easter basket stuffer! Check out more about IKOS on their website.

A challenged, Mommy B

Professor Maxwell’s 4D Chef! Augmented reality cooking for kids!

4D AND cooking.. what will they think of next!

This takes cooking up.. a HUGE notch! With this set kids can create 18 different recipes. Some are even gluten free I must add!

Included in this set is a HUGE 42 page cook book, LOVE the size of it, it’s easy for little hands to hold and its very vibrant and fun. It comes with the 4D googles and a slue of cooking utensils. Kids will learn the science behind foods in this fun STEM set!

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Immerse yourself into Professor Maxwell’s 4D Kitchen and discover the science behind food with 18 interactive recipes that come alive in augmented reality! What’s the difference between good fat and bad fat? What is Gluten? Why do apples brown? Professor Maxwell explains the wonders of food science, while teaching you many of his favorite recipes, like making your very own pizza as you learn about the power of yeast. There’s a lesson behind every bite, so put on your apron and let’s take these yummy recipes for a spin, with step by step videos that come alive in augmented and virtual reality!

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Look at all you get! For a retail price of $40, it’s awesome! Look at how brightly colored everything is, that itself is inviting and makes me want to cook! Ha! You can purchase this set on Amazon.

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This was Zieke’s first time really cooking up something! My sister, Tiffany from Scratch Handcrafted Patisseries, joined us for this fun video! She is a wiz in the kitchen and knows all the ins and outs of cooking!

( Psst..Check out her page, she makes some amazing confections! She also offers Gluten free and Paleo goodies too!)

This would be such a fun set as a birthday gift or a gift for Christmas!

All the recipes are kid friendly. We made the Banana pancakes. Some of the recipes do require an adult, like when we cooked the pancakes, but all the mixing and fun can be handled by the kiddos 😉 Well.. they might need help measuring and cracking eggs open.. Zieke had no clue! I could tell he loved learning though!

It was really cool to see Professor Maxwell pop up! He explains everything then it takes you to a kitchen were you can then see kids cooking everything up while the Professor explains everything step by step.

Check out more about this awesome set on their web page.

BIG Thank you to Spice Box for sending us this fun set! I really can’t wait to try out some more of these recipes!

– A 4D, Mommy B

 

 

Robo Wunderkind! A Coding & Robotic’s set for kids!

STEM Toys! These are becoming more and more popular and I for one, am super excited to see more and more of them! As a child plays with STEM sets, they are playing as well as learning. My boys love to learn, they are like little sponges, soaking up everything that they can… Good.. or bad..! Ha!

When asked to review this, I was beyond excited!

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We were sent the Education Robotics Set.

Description:

Ready for some more? Education Kit is the perfect addition to any kids – or classroom. With the added distance sensor, the builds become more functional and versatile, allowing the young explorers to easily grasp complex coding concepts like triggers, routines and conditionals. Build with your hands, apply your imagination to create Robo’s next task and use your brain muscle to make it work. Robo Wunderkind is the perfect combo of STEAM and fun, created by educators, engineers and designers for the endless hours of engaging play.

There are projects that you can create that are listed in the apps guide or you can create something on your own! Oh course my son wanted to wing it and figure it all out on his own! He created a robot and named it LJ, after his brother! Ha! It was really sweet.

Each piece has its own function and the start up booklet explains what each piece does. There is so much to this! As the child gets to use this more and more the more they will experiment more and more with the pieces.

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There are two apps that you can use with the Robo Wunderkind sets. This one is the Robo Code app. You can find and download these apps from Google Play or the App Store.

This app let’s you code your creation. You can code really simple things or advance! Like I said, as your child gets familiar with it, the more they will learn and experiment! We started out really simple!

You can do all kinds of things here, sounds, movement, speed.. so much! We are STILL learning new things!

The Robo Code app opens the world of programming for kids. With its child-friendly design and intuitive coding process, this app guides children in learning 21st-century skills in a fun and easy way. Together with Robo Wunderkind robotics kits, it makes coding and robotics child’s play. Designed for iOS, Android, and Windows. Requires a device with Bluetooth 4.0.

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Ok, so this is the Robo Live app. SO SO cool! I would recommend starting out with this before the Robo Code app. This is super simple to use and your child can get familiar with all of the controls and how everything works.

You can reposition the controls, add or remove controls, add sounds, record, name and more!

The Robo Live App allows you to set up a remote control interface to control your robot in real time. Play with your robotic friends by using drag and drop functions on the app’s dashboard, and control your robots’ actions, such as driving, turning, making sounds, blinking, and other. Designed for iOS, Android, and Windows. Requires a device with Bluetooth 4.0.

They have new building blocks coming out soon! Like a camera and an IR Blaster and Receiver! They also offer a start kit and an upgrade kit.

Check out more about Robo Wunderkind on their website.

The Education Robotics set retails for $249… I know this may sound like a hefty price, but it is worth every penny! I am very honest when it comes to price when I review products. This set is true to the labeling of “Robotics”. I can honestly say I haven’t seen a set quite like this. It’s so advanced, yet something kids can use, play and learn with!

This is what is included in this set:

8 Blocks:

  • Main Block
  • Distance Sensor
  • 2x DC Motors
  • Servo Motor
  • RGB Light
  • Button
  • Connector Block

Other parts:

  • 3x Wheels
  • 6x Connectors
  • Wired Connector
  • 4x Lego™ adapters
  • Charging cable

The set even has a tool that you use to take off the connectors, which is soooo cool! It’s so easy and simple!.

It also had LEGO adapters so kids can build something with LEGOs on these adapters and then can connect it to their creation! I mean.. come one..how cool is that?? It’s really like it never ends.. there is so much to this and I know I am probably going to miss mentioning something!

You can purchase these sets directly from their website or the Robotics & Starter sets can be found on Amazon as well.

Recommended age is 6+ which is spot on in my opinion. My oldest son just turned 6 and he had no problem playing and understanding this set.

– A Robotics loving, Mommy B