Tuxedo, NY – July 28, 2015 – Guidecraft is pleased to announce that our new IO Blocks® construction toy has won the 2015 Tillywig Brain Child Award.
The Tillywig Brain Child Award is given to exciting products that energize the mind while seamlessly blending fun and learning. Awards are given on the basis of group tests, the primary purpose of which is to evaluate the quality, efficacy, entertainment value, or educational value of the products submitted to them by manufacturers. Tillywig’s mission is to provide retail buyers, news media, parents, and consumers with product information and reviews of superior children’s products available in today’s marketplace.
This is what the Tillywig team of reviewers had to say about IO Blocks®, “IO Blocks® 114 Piece Set is a physical construction toy with a free companion app that presents a variety of models to build (Animals, Vehicles, Robots, and Structures). The physical components, which consist of 12 distinct plastic shapes in 6 different colors, fit snugly and securely together, making for wide-ranging, almost infinite possibilities. That versatility stimulates creativity and open-ended play. IO Blocks® unique appearance and vivid colors have an almost pixelated feel, as if bits and bytes had somehow sprung to life, a factor that lends a distinctive appeal to anything constructed from them. Working with the app’s interactive building guide makes the construction process more puzzle-like, stimulating a variety of conscious and unconscious thought processes. Utilizing the onscreen animated visuals both requires and hones a strong sense of space and depth perception, as well as visual acuity and logic.”
IO Blocks® sets range from a 59 piece travel case to 1000 piece classroom activity set (the only set with 20 build cards for educational use). Suggested retail prices are from $24.95 to $199.95. Developmentally appropriate for ages 4+. Available at Guidecraft.com and participating retailers.