One of the things I love most of all about working for myself is the extra time I get to spend with the boys after school. Instead of not getting home till gone 6pm I am usually able to pick them up at 3pm and enjoy the evening with them before starting work again once they go to bed if I need to. In this time we have started doing more structured activities instead of just having TV or Ipad time. The tiddler loves to craft and the big’un loves to make games using scratch and both boys love building models with bricks.
Last week we were sent a box of strictly briks classic trap and gap to review so we used one of our after school evenings to give them a go. The box we were sent contained
4 base plates, two with trap doors and two without
15 stacker bricks
The picture on the box shows the bricks set up to look like a multi story car park so that’s what we replicated first. The tiddler who is 6 found this easy enough to build on his own which was a nice surprise as usually he needs help so the fact he could take the lead on this build was lovely.
It didn’t take long to build and the ramps where easy to set up as they just pop out and then back in again which makes it easy to store and we also found that the tiddlers small match box cars were the perfect size to use in it.
After a while of playing various renditions of car parks, car races and car hide and seek we took it a part and got out the boys every growing box of bricks to see if we could add to it and amazingly these strictly briks are compatible with out brick brands which meant we then spent a further hour building a house with ramps and secret hide outs.
The strictly brik range is really affordable and is available from amazon in various packs including this one and a tower building game that looks great fun and may just feature on the boys Christmas list this year.
(We were sent this box of strictly briks in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own).