Toys that you have to build first to play with teach children about the value of delayed gratification, and have a built in reward. They teach children that the journey is just as important as the destination, and help develop childrens cognitive abilities. Apart from that they are the most fun!
Not your traditional lego type blocks, playmobil are toys made from small plastic parts that you have to construct to build the scene.
Big lego blocks that can't be swallowed so they're suitable for toddlers and small children.
Interconnecting blocks similar to lego that come in various sizes and complexities for children of various ages.
Bolts and strips hold these together so they are rigid and don't come apart. Meccano makes great working models of anything from cars to planes, trucks, warhips and so forth.
Lego is one of the most trusted toys on the market with non-toxic peices, the best licensed themes, and great marketing so kids can't get enough.
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These little sticks can do anything. Made to integrate with lego or meccano, or anything else you might have in the house, they are an exoskeleton type product that you can build almost anything out of, large or small.