We received a Triqo Box Set which had 100 pieces in it to review for my six year old daughter.
Triqo are shaped pieces of plastic that have flexible tags on the sides top and bottom with holes that and each piece of Triqo can be clipped to another piece.
In the box were 60 triangle pieces, 40 square pieces, all of the pieces are different colours and they are bright colours. There was also a sheet which has lots of different ideas on it of what to make using the Triqo.
It is a 3D construction toy.
My daughter opened the box and looked at the sheet and chose to make something that looked like a carousel and she also made a 3D triangle.
We did find that my daughter struggled clipping the pieces together and needed help frequently with this. Even myself and my husband struggled when we were trying to clip pieces together that were inside the 3D project. I expect that this will get easier the more that the pieces are clipped together and unclipped though. Luckily this did not put my daughter off and she continued to build various things.
She plays with Triqo a lot, she loves making this and I love that she would rather be playing with the Triqo set rather than cutting paper up into tiny pieces.
Not only is Triqo fun but it is also educational, used in Maths lessons in Australia, they are good for numeracy, literacy and spacial awareness.
It is actually amazing on what you can actually make using just two different shapes, triangles and squares. Another good thing about Triqo is that it is not just a single persons construction toy but lots of children can join in, plus adults too if they want to.
It Is suitable for children aged 4-5 and up however I would probably say it should be for children a little older, maybe 6 or 7 as the pieces can be difficult to clip together.
Triqo is a fun, educational and creative toy that children will enjoy. The possibilities are endless.
You can purchase Triqo from Amazon.co.uk
For more information about Triqo visit http://www.arkdiyproducts.com/triqo
We are giving away a 50 piece Triqo box set to one lucky winner which includes 30 x Triangles, 20 x squares in 10 bright colours.
Open to UK residents only
Ends midnight 18th March 2013