By now most Moms have seen Spielgaben somewhere on the internet. It has been reviewed by many bloggers, but is it really worth the price?
I say NO!
If you look closely at both the new and old sets of Spielgaben on their website, it looks like a bunch of common toys all of our kids most likely already have, The new set they are advertising comes with these pieces that look exactly like the old classic, Tinkertoy. They also mimic Superstructs and Lakeshore's build and learn construction set. The bubbles effect that they show in the picture on the Spielgaben website, is easy to mimic. Just have your child build something with any of those types of building toy, or even magformers and dip the creation into bubbles. Easy as pie!
Why would anyone spend $500-$600 dollars on a bunch of "loose parts" when you can find everything in the set for pennies on the dollar, especially if you are shopping at garage sales and thrift stores. Everything in Spielgaben can be replicated by something equally as great, if not better. I was able to create a Spielgaben set for my 6 year old twin boys for FREE! I will show you how!
I had to do my video in two parts because it would have been too long for one. I hope you will watch and enjoy the videos.
Here are lots of great ideas for making your own Spielgaben set!
You may have some of these at home already, you may find some of them at garage sales or thrift stores. Many of these suggestions are toys from the videos above. Some are other items that I highly recommend. You can make your own Spielgaben any way you want to! You can Spielgaben from toys your child already has, or maybe a combination of some new items and what you have at home. If you do happen to make your own Spielgaben set, please email me some photos! I will be happy to add your photos to this blog post!
|Learning Resources Magnetic Letter Construction|
|Lacing beads by Alex|
|Grimm's elements set|
|Blocks by Melissa and Doug|
|Grimm's wood marbles|
|Melissa and Doug lacing beads|
|Rainbow Fluff Balls|
|Plan Toys Geometric Peg Board|
|Lakeshore's color rings sorting board|
|Lakeshore's Fill it up! Fine Motor Jars|
|Lakeshore build and learn constructions set|
|Plan Toys Geometric Sorting Board|
|Tinkertoy, (a classic)|
|ABC stringing beads by Alex|
|Grimm's Mosaic Squares|
|Alex pipe cleaner party|
|Manhatten Toy Skwish|
|Create your own Light Table Spielgaben|
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