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MIO Open Ended STEM Play Set
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Sale Price: $94.95
Compared at: $100.00
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Product ID : 9047
Manufacturer: Manhattan Toy
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MIO Open Ended Play Set

The MIO Open Ended Play Set's real name is one of the longest toy names we have ever heard, and we have been in this business over 25 years. It is the MIO Playing and Eating and Sleeping and Working and 2 People. Whew, that is a mouthful.

Despite its crazy name, this MIO set is one of the coolest, neatest, and sleekest play sets we have come across in quite some time. It is a smartly designed building toy which affords a lot of play value.

Made from natural and colored quality wood, and other materials, this non toxic and kid safe modular building toy is a play environment that will stimulate children from ages 3 and up. But a slightly older child will really have their imaginations stimulated and come up with some great designs.

This well designed set includes 36 wooden pieces that can form an endless possibility of objects...house, building, boat, or whatever your child can imagine. There are also 2 dolls, a blanket, a pillow and a drawstring storage bag. The dolls have hand painted wood heads and beanbag bodies. The largest room, which is 15 inches high by 9-1/2 inches wide by 6 inches deep, does double duty as a storage box, and the faux grassy patio also turns into a lid for the handy storage box.

Toy blocks and other construction toys might not be as flashy as battery-powered robots or video games.

But as developmental psychologist Rachel Keen notes, parents and teachers "need to design environments that encourage and enhance problem solving from a young age" (Keen 2011).

Construction toys seem ideally suited to do that, and they may also help children develop

  • motor skills and hand-eye coordination,
  • spatial skills,
  • a capacity for creative, divergent thinking,
  • social skills, and
  • language skills.

Moreover, kids can integrate their own constructions into pretend play scenarios. There is also evidence that complex block-play is linked with advanced math skills in later life.

- See more at: http://www.parentingscience.com/toy-blocks.html#sthash.aoUWrjGF.dpuf

Toy blocks and other construction toys might not be as flashy as battery-powered robots or video games.

But as developmental psychologist Rachel Keen notes, parents and teachers "need to design environments that encourage and enhance problem solving from a young age" (Keen 2011).

Construction toys seem ideally suited to do that, and they may also help children develop

  • motor skills and hand-eye coordination,
  • spatial skills,
  • a capacity for creative, divergent thinking,
  • social skills, and
  • language skills.

Moreover, kids can integrate their own constructions into pretend play scenarios. There is also evidence that complex block-play is linked with advanced math skills in later life.

- See more at: http://www.parentingscience.com/toy-blocks.html#sthash.aoUWrjGF.dpuf

It is an open ended set like this that educators talk about when they say children need more STEM toys. Building toys like this MIO set encourage problem solving, and help a child develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination and spatial skills.

And whether you realize it or not, research has also shown a toy like this also enhances a child's capacity for creative, divergent thinking, and stimulates social and language skills. Just like playing with blocks, a set like this may also set the ground work for advanced math skills in later life.

There is a lot of play and educational value in a set like this. And if you get it while your child is very young, he or she will get extra years of benefits. This is more than a toy, it is an investment in your child's future. The MIO Open Ended Play Set is a great way to give a child a head start on tomorrow!

Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Construction toys seem ideally suited to do that, and they may also help children develop

  • motor skills and hand-eye coordination,
  • spatial skills,
  • a capacity for creative, divergent thinking,
  • social skills, and
  • language skills.

Moreover, kids can integrate their own constructions into pretend play scenarios. There is also evidence that complex block-play is linked with advanced math skills in later life.

- See more at: http://www.parentingscience.com/toy-blocks.html#sthash.aoUWrjGF.dpuf

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