Toyi Construction Toy – Recycle Anything As A Toy
Toyi CONSTRUCTION TOY – RECYCLE ANYTHING AS A TOY
Toyi is an open ended building/construction system toy allowing children to use their imaginations to build toys by adding Toyi bits to every day objects.
We have tested a lot of Construction/Building toys, and normally we found it is quite hard to impress parents and children in this space as they are so used to playing with Lego already. But we found that both parents and children loved Toyi.
Although gender targeting with toys is frowned upon these days, we believe in reporting what we find. Our testing suggested that Toyi is appealing to both boys & girls, but with a slight bias towards girls. We found that the girls we tested with tended to be more flexible in their approach than the boys, and so they embraced the open ended play a bit more. Having said that though some of the boys we tested with loved Toyi to – the important thing for parents is to understand that Toyi is not an instruction based system like Lego or Meccano. Children don’t get a step by step instruction guide to create the toys, instead they have to use their own initiative to create funny and lovable toys.
The other thing with Toyi which the families we spoke to liked was that Toyi encourages children to understand more about sustainability. Because children use Toyi to make toys out of nearly anything that is around them, it encourages them to create toys they love out of things which might otherwise have been thrown away like bottles or boxes. The makers of Toyi also told us that the materials used are primarily recycled and/or recyclable.
Toyi comes in several different shapes and sizes. We conducted our testing on the lowest priced version, and found it offered sufficient play value for children.
WHO’S IT FOR – We think children of around 4 to 7 years of age, who like imaginative play would like Toyi.
THE TOY VERDICT: We found Toyi to be fun for children to play with. It is both worthwhile and beneficial for children in a number of ways – understanding sustainability, developing imagination and understanding of the world around them and creativity. Highly recommended.
WHERE TO BUY:
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3gIty4a
Toyi website: https://toyi.io/en/shop/