Unique Building Sets for Preschoolers

Construction sets are more than just a fun toy for preschoolers; they’re fantastic for development. Kids develop fine motor skills, creativity, and an understanding of balance and form. And there are all kinds of different building toys designed just for preschool age kids, so there’s no chance your little builder will get bored with the same old Legos. Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE Lego Duplos, but with so many innovative construction sets out there, it’s impossible to resist trying out a few new ones!

The best-rated, totally different, and award-winning preschool building sets:

Magna-Tiles


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You can easily create beautiful buildings with Magna-Tiles. The translucent ones are especially beautiful on a light table or in front of a sunlit window.more info button

Reptangles


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A winner of multiple awards, Reptangles are turtle shaped blocks that snap together. They can also flip, slide, turn, and join in more than 100 ways.more info button

Tegu


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These heirloom quality wooden blocks conceal magnets inside, so you can connect them almost any way you wish, and create almost anything you can imagine. more info button

Dado


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It all started with the cubes – now the Dado family includes squares and planks, too, so there are even more amazing structures to create.more info button

Twig


Twig building set for preschoolers

Another multiple award winning building set from Fat Brain Toys, Twig delights with a variety of bright, simple shapes.more info button

Gears! Gears! Gears!


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Gears are fascinating – especially if you add lights, action, and monkeys! What preschooler could resist?more info button

Wedgits


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Wedgits fit together perfectly thanks to their classic geometric shapes, and there are all types of wedgits to inspire your creativity – including mini and clear sets.more info button

Why these unique construction sets make awesome gifts:

Because they’re different! You can’t find these at your local Toys R Us, so chances are pretty good the gift recepient doesn’t already have them. In fact, they probably haven’t even heard of them – so you’ll be the coolest for finding these awesome new toys.

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