|Plus Plus is an innovative Danish toy|
Essentially Plus Plus is a set of small building pieces shaped like two plus signs joined together. Whilst the shape is the same throughout the pack, there are various colours in each pack and neon colour packs are also available (see The Toadstool for colour and pack size options available to purchase).
As they love playing with building / construction type toys this was right up their street (and Daddy's too!) so after they had found their way through the pretty packaging from The Toadstool (items come wrapped in brightly coloured tissue paper, then boxed in a cardboard box with funky tape sealing it), they got straight to work.
|Finding their way into the pretty Toadstool packaging!|
|7 year old D concentrating!|
|D makes a 'heart'|
Daddy joins in and makes a penguin, an ice-cream (!), and a cup of tea:
|A cup of tea|
Oh, my mistake, looks like it was a mug of milkshake and not a cup of tea after all:
Here's an interesting finding we discovered. As regular readers will know, 9 year old J has Aspergers. Usually anything 'open-ended' causes him anxiety and stress and can lead to meltdown moments. So I imagined that he would only really be able to use the Plus Plus with close guidance from me or Daddy. But here's what we discovered...
|Please excuse J's lack of T-shirt - His sensory difficulties have meant that he has spent most the summer without a t-shirt on!|
|J builds a 'Microdave' moshling using Plus Plus|
We think the bigger packs (of 600 pieces) would make great presents for children's birthdays or Christmas as they are something a little bit different and that makes it really exciting for kids (well it did for my children - they loved it!). The 250 piece sets or 100 piece sets are priced just right to make great stocking fillers or party gifts.
The Toadstool even gave me the idea of opening the packets of Plus Plus into a Christmas stocking for the children to rummage through to find their other gifts. Can you imagine their delight to find that the Plus Plus was then a toy in itself.
I can also imagine Santa leaving a trail of Plus Plus from the chimney to the Stockings hung on bedroom doors, or playing party games or treasure hunts with Plus Plus pieces hidden around the house and when you find them, you get to keep them and add them to your collection. My goodness the possibilities really are endless with Plus Plus.
In fact, the only negative, (if you can call it a negative) is that the 250 piece packets of Plus Plus look like packets of fudge and so I find I keep reaching for them to eat. But maybe that's just me!
So if you fancy winning your own pack of Plus Plus (250 piece pack), please fill in your details in the Rafflecopter below and leave a blog post comment telling us your favourite fact about Plus Plus from the information on The Toadstool's Plus Plus information page. (Please try refreshing the page if the rafflecopter widget isn't showing). Please note all comments left on this blog post are moderated and may take up to a few days to show.
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And if you don't win this giveaway, there are more giveaways on the Toadstool's Plus Plus linky page. You can keep an eye on The Toadstool's facebook page and on the Plus Plus UK facebook page to find out about other Plus Plus news too!
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Disclaimer: We were sent two packets of 250 piece Plus Plus from The Toadstool as a thankyou gift for J and for the purposes of this review. All opinions are our own.
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