MindWare is the award-winning creator, manufacturer and distributor of Brainy Toys for Kids of All Ages. The diverse product line includes educational toys, games, brainteasers, creative play activities, building sets, coloring books and more. We met up with MindWare at the TTPM Showcase and loved what we saw! We are loving their selection of Kids STEM Activities, Toys & Games.
We picked a few of our favorites to share:
The Q-BA-MAZE 2.0 was one of our favorite toys from TTPM! Create marble maze sculptures in any form such as animals, robots, towers, and geometric shapes. The configurations are unlimited, allowing for unpredictable action when the steel marbles travel different routes. Either follow the plans provided in each set, get inspired the online plans section, or create your own! Q-BA-MAZE 2.0 inspires creative play as kids experiment with motion, stability, physics and art. Kids think in 3-D while they design and build with colors and cantilevers. It’s both right-brain and left-brain, part art and part science, but all fun! There are tons of sets to choose from, but we think the Lights sets are brilliant! The motion-activated cubes flash blue, red, yellow or white every time a marble hits the cube floor. The light-up cubes are battery operated; the batteries are included and can be replaced. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Cube Sets range in price from $24.95 – $199.95.
KEVA building sets inspire the creativity in kids of all ages and skill levels. KEVA by MindWare is a made-to-last quality building set. KEVA building sets capture imagination, lengthen attention spans, deepen concentration and build excitement. It’s easy to bring this magic into your home or classroom and watch young minds stretch and grow. The exacting proportions that make KEVA planks fit together in so many incredible ways date back to the 12th Century and a mathematical discovery by Leonardo Fibonacci. Playing with KEVA planks builds a foundation for math and engineering, as well as science, art and fun! Kids will build their hand-eye-coordination while they gain an understanding of balance and proportion, in addition to an interest in architecture, building and design. Each KEVA set comes with a full-color idea booklet with build-out instructions for creating incredible structures. Recommended for ages 6 months and up. KEVA Plank sets range in price from $19.95 – $159.95.
MindWare’s exclusive Science Academy Chemistry Kits are made to promote an interest in chemistry and biology while developing critical thinking skills. Best of all, these hands-on science kits will give your kids hours of fun, safe and non-toxic experiments with fascinating outcomes. Choose the ‘Clean Science’ labs and learn the science and the art behind creating your own Perfumes, Soaps and Lip Balms. The ‘Curious Science’ labs include a Slime Lab, Volcano Lab and even an Eco Forensic Lab with real lab equipment. We love the Squishy Ball Lab because it encourages an early interest in chemistry and science for kids and also helps kids practice relieving stress in healthy ways. Kits are recommended for ages 4 and up. Chemistry Kits range in price from $19.95 – $59.95.
Pattern Play sets are a great introduction to math concepts like sorting, matching, symmetry, congruence and fractions. The original Pattern Play features 40 wood blocks finished in bright colors, 40 pattern cards, a 10.5″-square wood building tray and a canvas storage bag. Pattern Play 3D challenges kids and adults alike to recreate 2D patterns in to 3D structures using 22 wood blocks, a 9″-square wooden building base and 40 pattern puzzles. Pattern Play Revolution puts a spin on block play with five double-sided nesting rings that must be spun into the correct puzzle-solving position. Includes 30 pattern puzzles and an 11″-diameter wooden building base. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Pattern Play sets range in price from $34.95 – $79.95.
Young archaeologists successfully extract a toy giving them a look into the archaeological practice of a dig. Simply soak the magic stones in water, then carefully chisel away the sedimentary material to reveal the surprise inside. Helps promote an early interest in science for kids. Choose a set to match your child’s interests. Sets include dinosaurs, sea life, fairies, wild animals, fossils & minerals and more! Recommended for ages 6 and up. Dig it Up! sets range in price from $4.95 – $29.95.