While doing research for a parenting app I was on the writing team for, I learned that, "open-ended toys," where the very best toy a child could play with. According to, Colleen D. Multari, LMSW, director of early learning at The Early Years Institute in Plainview, NY:
"Open-ended toys result in open-ended play. This type of play can evolve over time while also encouraging children to create and problem-solve as they explore the world around them. Open-ended play with peers encourages social development and social interaction while also developing cognitive skills. Children have to discuss and negotiate how to use the multipurpose toy. The social and developmental gains made by open-ended play far exceed those made by directed play."Research on the benefits of open-ended play are endless. I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to incorporate open-ended toys or creativity. That's why, when the creator of TobiCubes reached out to introduce his new state of the art INFLATABLE MAGNETIC building blocks, I was immediately intrigued.
I have to say, the concept behind these blocks is fantastic...
Three sides have a patent pending magnetic locking system that allows for endless creativity. Another huge plus is that TobiCubes inflate and deflate for easy storage.
Gone are the days of stacking shoe boxes. Not to mention, when the tower of TobiCubes falls, it won't knock anyone out!
The possibilities really are endless. Hence the whole idea of open ended
I personally love crowdfunding. I can support a small business, or in most cases, a family, while finding really great products cheap! Def check it out if you haven't.