Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game

Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game
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It's time to help your little ones put on their critical-thinking caps! This strategic, problem-solving set allows kids to recreate a hidden arrangement or listen to verbal instructions. The 20 plastic, chunky pieces feature four different shapes and three different attributes. From Learning Resources.

  • Includes 20 plastic pieces in four shapes, 20 activity/question cards and guide
  • Ages 5 and up
  • Blocks measure 2"L x 2"H
  • Made in China

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Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would purchase this for all children This mental blox games helped my 4 year old granddaughter to visualize blocks and stack them according to the way the picture showed in the brochure. Her mother showed her the picture and she stacked them from memory. She has a sensory problem and is a little slow on things but this helped with her memory and coordination. Will order from this website for all of my grandchildren.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly as Advertised I use this with kindergartners to teach them spacial awareness and teach them how to use a diagram. This will not be a toy that gives hours of fun but it is a useful tool. I do recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable and more complex than you think puzzle game Hey, we received Mental Blox for review-all thoughts are our own. Adults who have taken any machine drawing classes can relate to the premise of this puzzle and game. Take an object and envision how it looks from the top, front, side left, side right or the bottom. Mental Blox adds a building dimension to this where the many blocks in the box all fit together in some configuration. It's not an interlocking puzzle, rather the blocks need to look like they do on a corresponding card. Start with the first cards and it's pretty simple. Our 7 year old could do the front facing and top cards pretty easily. Once things shifted to a side right or side left view it got more challenging for him. There are 40 different card puzzles and he got to the 11th card without any help, but then had to tag up for a little assistance. Some of the puzzle pieces are rounded, triangular, square, arrow shaped and beyond. The cards are coded by their ease, green, yellow and red. Adults will have to take a moment to look at all of the pieces and figure out how the red cards are accomplished. For example, card 40 has 9 blocks that need to fit together. Our five year old had trouble with the first cards and is a bit too young for them now. He just turned five, we'll try again in a month or so. For the price point this is a very nice, critical thinking puzzle/game that will assist kids in looking at things from a different angle. It's a good puzzle comparable to chess. Granted chess has thousands of moves and possibilities, but that too helps kids know that there is more than one way to approach something.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So very impressed! "Do not be fooled by its appearance" could not have been a better description of this awesome toy! I gave these to my 4 yr old for her birthday and a month later it's still her favorite toy to play with. To watch her progression in just one week was amazing to me. I initially purchased them to work on her focus and listening skills. I was so impressed to watch her critical thinking at work - she would chose a card, build it , then double check her own work and to watch that process was amazing to me.. Her attention span was extremely short but now she sits here for long periods of time (for her.. 15 min to half hour) wanting to try the harder cards. A little frustration sometimes but after words of encouragement she gets it and I love to see her confidence and sense of accomplishment grow! What has amazed me is how these look so simple until you watch them at play and all the important benefits they receive from them. My one wish is that they make more cards available to add to the set!
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright, What you see is literally what you get. Guess I had high Expectations, was a little disappointed. But the Concept is Clever!
Date published: 2014-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice simple toy My son (age 4) was already a bit too old for the toy :(
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for all Once your child gets the hang of the game, like any other game, they are going to want to play it more often. However, this game, unlike a lot of other games, makes them think unlike other games. Which in my opinion is a win - win situation. You can play this game as individuals or as teams. Some kids are going to catch on a little quicker, while it will be a challenge for others. That's the great thing about the Mental Blox Game though, the game is great for all different skill levels.
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Game - Requires thinking skills! This is an awesome game that will keep the whole family busy, it does state that this is for ages 5-13, the whole family enjoyed it. This game will have you thinking and building, its a great brain-booster that can keep you thinking and trying. The kit comes with 20 different cards with different things to build/replicate. As well as 20 shapes/pieces, 2 of each, and 4 different shapes. Making this even more interesting. Also the box is perfect for storage, as it has a place for everything so you can quickly see if all the items are picked up and in its place. The goal is to replicate the image with the shapes blocks. some are harder then others, and getting the pieces in the right direction can sometimes be a little tricky. We have had some laughs and enjoyed trying to build them all. The best is to find cards that can be built twice and race. We have really enjoyed this kit. This is an yet another awesome toy/game from Learning Resources. I have been nothing but impressed with the amazing quality of products and the wonderful educational value that their items have. My daughter has struggled with some of them but over time, she has really learned and grown thanks to these amazing products.
Date published: 2013-10-17
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