Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Play With Me ~ Twisters and Twister Curves

This month our Play With Me toy a fun and colorful construction toy from Guidecraft ~ Twisters and Twister Curves.  Twisters are plastic pieces that can be ‘snapped’ together to create and build. Each set comes with small pegs that help to hold the pieces more firmly in place.

Twisters includes 66 pieces, 24 connecting rods, and a small pair of plastic pliers used to pull the connecting rods out of the pieces. Twister Curves include 66 curved pieces, 24 connectors and a pair of pliers {recommended for ages 3 and up, just be cautious of the small pegs}.

Here are a few fun things that you can do and create with the Twisters and Twister Curves to extend your learning with your little one:

Create shapes. See how many shapes you can create together using the pieces in your set. Then have fun sorting them by shape or color!


Use the small pegs to practice fine motor skills. Can your little one fill all the holes with pegs?


Stack them! After putting together a bunch of shapes, see how tall of a tower you can create before they tip over.


Make letters. Make the first letter of your little ones name, or trying making different letter of the alphabet. You can even spell simple words.

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Stack and create graduating sizes. Which one is the tallest? Shortest?


A few more ideas for using Twisters:

  • sort the pieces by color
  • create simple color patterns {orange, yellow, orange, yellow}
  • create simple shape patterns {circle, square} after creating shapes with the pieces
  • create a hands-on graph with the pieces once you have sorted by color ~ which color do you have more of?

Twisters can be purchased directly from the Guidecraft website, via their NEW Facebook page or from Amazon.

Much thanks to Guidecraft who provided this toy for us to use and review as a part of the Guidecraft Mom Bloggers team.

1 comment:

Smile51 said...

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