|Play Time:||Minutes to Hours!|
|Recommended Age:||4+ (Watch for smaller pieces of course)|
|Cost:||Prices vary depending on which one you purchase|
|Our Recommended Age:||4+ (Watch for smaller pieces of course and migth need a little help)|
|Notes:||They cut the pieces themselves from food-grade, environmentally-friendly Priplak polypropylene. The plastic sets are certified safe in the US and EU.|
I tried not to make that title too cheesy…it could have been worse. Itsphun are a bunch of geometric shapes that can be connected to each other using small “hook” type sides to make anything you can imagine with them. The pieces are various sizes and shapes and colors so you can create a beautiful works of art or use them for math work!
Itsphun stands for Interlocking Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, and Hexagons Using Notches. Yes all of that. Very clever and it does in fact Interlock the pieces using notches which are in fact those four listed. Like I said clever. We can spend hours making new and interesting designs with these things. They are easy to use and fun to play with but we also use them to have my kids make shapes as part of our homeschool lessons!
The pieces are plastic but not sharp. In fact they are smooth and the edges do not feel like they could cut you at all but like with anything…be cautious. The notches interlock very easily but firmly so there isn’t really much sliding out at all.
This is great because some creations have you bending the crap out of them to get them locked in…and they do…bend and lock in.
Make sure you have them locked together though, it is really easy to just slide them together and then they will slip off because it only looked like the pieces were locked in place.
The Diva has a harder time with this than the Gentleman so you might help any kids younger than around 7ish just make sure they are locking them…although they certainly get the idea easily enough.
They come in lots of different sets so you can purchase a large one or small one or many of them. We have the Polygon set and the kids mostly share the pieces ok…there is some of “I want to use that piece” but they usually share or build something together…or fight over the amount of each piece each of them are using and we have to split them up…the pieces…not the kids.
They are also relaxing to play with. I will sit with the kids and start building too and it has a similar effect to coloring…and is equally creative. I also, like I mentioned, have them make shapes and monsters for me. Dodecahedrons or Flowers or a Monster or Alien. They like coming up with their own artwork too….or putting them on like hats as is the case with the Diva…a lot.
Itphun pieces are also great for learning about shapes or colors or both. Try have your child build a cube, or pyramid or upgrade to an icosahedron…I learned that name recently which is sad…it is the shape of a 20 sided dice….Geek fail…then again how many geeks actually know that? Ssshhh…I’m going with not many and sticking to it.
The bag is clear and small enough to fit in a purse or bag. You can also just put them in a ziplock since they are flat and not that large. We don’t take them to doctor’s offices mostly due them not wanting them to put them away but we have taken them to friends houses.
If you are looking for a fun, educational and very portable toy for your kids to play with and learn with than these are perfect.
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