Wedgits Review – Affordable & Long Lasting!
Wedgits have been a favourite in our home since our purchase almost 5 years ago now! I have since purchased different extras to add on to our Wedgits collection. Despite being played with a LOT, they are still in excellent condition.
- Great for a range of ages
- Encourages problem solving via construction cards
- Improves hand-eye coordination abilities
- No really tiny pieces involved.
- Progress from easy to difficult puzzles slowly.
- Build basic or more complex models.
While my 2-year-old daughter is building basic towers with Wedgits my 9-year-old is usually trying to do more complex models.
Visual cards come with each set of Wedgits.
I invested in the Imagination Pack which has a large number of pieces ($112).
You can get Weight Construction Packs for a very reasonable prize on Amazon.
Between three children this was a small investment per child knowing that they will get years out of the product. The product is fantastic for group play when other kids visit our home.
Smaller packs for under $50 are available.
Some of the creations are very complex which will challenge your older children while smaller things like pyramids and towers will still keep your younger children engaged. My little ones usually build the tallest tower possible and then drop the smaller pieces inside.
We often use other toys in conjunction with the Wedgits. For example build three small towers, hide a car inside. Which tower has the car inside? Knock over each one until you find it.
Wedgits & ASD Motor Skill Therapy
My purchase on this particular item was made when hunting down construction toys to help my son who has a post-cancer brain injury. He also has been diagnosed with ASD so early intervention consisted of a lot of therapy on his motor skills and working memory.
The main goal is to provide toys which challenge his motor skills without putting TOO much pressure on him to put pieces together (for example Lego was not yet an option) so for special needs children who need motor skill therapy it’s very beneficial construction game.
I really can’t find anything negative about this product…
If I were to say something negative it would be that I would suggest the larger sets come in a storage bucket however I’m sure the company would then need to increase the purchase price. Ours sits neatly in a large IKEA Trofast container.