It is a rare treat to see all my 3 girls playing together with the same toy. When my 3 year old chose to play with Stickle Bricks, my 1 year old and 7 year old joined in, each getting very different things from it and adapting it to their own interests and developmental stage. For me this is the mark of a good toy.
My 7 year old launched into making a full-scale model of a roller coaster. She got a little frustrated when it fell apart a few times but with persistence completed it.
My one year old was happy with just 2 Stickle Bricks, handing it to me to push together and then concentrating hard on pulling it apart. A repetitive game that kept her occupied for a good 10 minutes.
Later she found the board and enjoyed discovering the texture with her bare feet, stepping on and off and laughing.
My 3 year old created a piece of modern art adding things to it as she went along.
No it isn’t finished yet.
It isn’t often that we find a toy that the girls can play with without worrying that the baby will ruin their play or put something small in her mouth. It was an added bonus that the baby enjoyed playing with the Stickle Bricks in her own way. We have had the Stickle Bricks since my 7 year old was a toddler and they still get lots of use. It’s just a shame we don’t have a greater quantity now that we have 3 girls playing with them.