As part of our focus on Aeroplanes this week on The SEN Resources Blog, we’ve been fortunate enough to try out the Clicformers Transportation Set.
It was our first time playing with Clicformers and we were very impressed with how fun, educational and unique they are.
Clicformers are plastic building blocks that click to each other and enable children to make 3D creations. Like Magformers, they encourage children to follow instructions to plan and build 2D nets and fold into the 3D model.
What did we like about them?
- Fun- Clicformers are wonderfully unique and enjoyable. From the loud click they make when you connect the pieces to the way they fold to create shapes- the children loved everything about constructing with these.
- Hand Strength and Fine Motor Skill Development- What really struck me when I was helping the children create with the Clicformers was how fantastic they are for helping children develop their hand strength and fine motor skills (Read more about fine motor skills here). In terms of hand strength, it requires a fair bit of force to click the pieces together and is therefore, in my opinion, a fun way to develop this. Both hand strength and fine motor skills are imperative for tasks such a learning to write, using scissors etc.
- Brilliant Creations- We loved the creations that the children made with Clicformers. The cleverly designed vehicles in the transportation set are brilliant and very intricate. They are fantastic for teaching children how to follow instructions carefully. The children also had a lot of fun designing their own builds, showing how great it is for creative play too.