I love Brio Brand .
They have to be my most loved brand for many reasons but most importantly for the fact they are so well made and in my families opinions, Forever toys.
We have been buying and using Brio toys now for as long as I can remember and in fact I know my parents also bought them for me .
They are such a wonderful household known toy that are made with such amazing quality that they can last a lifetime and in most families especially ours, they can be kept and then handed down generations from older to younger and from one family to another .
We have shared with you a few different types of Brio Toys over on this blog but this one is our new favorite meaning I just had to share with you my reasons why.
My youngest son is now 2 years old (I know the time is flying so quickly ).
I have come to realize that other children in my area with the same age children as my son are now been asked to be registered into school and being a home educator I am personally pleased that he gets the extra time with me and we get the chance to learn together.
For us, as a home educating family, the fun of learning through play and creativity is something we try to do to encourage a more relaxed environment for the children, especially when some have additional needs that need a hand on approach to learning and memory especially.
My son however has no additional needs other than the needs for breaking things and building them back up , then breaking them again and building it back up again.
This has become his new thing and we are finding some wonderful toys to keep this new trend going with him.
The Colourful clown gives my son a new look at how things work and not just in 1 way of piling them up and taking them down but a few educational ways which were not highlighted in their description .
On the front of the box , it displays a picture of the toy , a simply wooden toy with what looks like a colourful clown in the form of colourful stacking blocks and this is pretty much exactly what your getting but imagine this from a child's view.
My son is not just building a clown with some bricks , he is learning structure of building with shapes and colour , he is using his imagination to swap blocks around and giving the clown a whole new look. Should the clowns face always be on top of his head and why ?
We sit with him while he stacks his blocks and we explain to him which part goes where and why and although he is only two , he knows a head is at the top of the body , he is learning about parts of his body as he builds this Clown .
He learns that shapes can mould together to give other shapes and just like a jigsaw puzzle, he soon sees that certain things go in a certain place but it is not always about having to do things how your meant to and this clown has no rules.
Just because the picture on the box shows the blocks stacked in a precise way, does not mean this is how it has to be .
We let him experiment and find out if he likes his clown to look a different way , we all like differences and no clown is the same after all (All of Brio colourful stacking Clowns come exactly the same , I meant a clown from a circus or a show you may go to see in real life). You get 9 wonderfully colourful pieces , imagine the different sequences they could make ?
I am in love with their classic wooden stacking toy from 1955 with its retro look and original design and being that it is so durable , it will be another toy we can pass down through the generations.
This toy is suitable for 12 months and plus and is available from Brio for just £14.99 (remember this is a lifetime toy, so this is worth every penny ).
The product is a lovely size and weight and measures just 242 mm in height which makes it perfect for those little hands to get hold of .
I would highly recommend this toy to anyone who is looking for a fun yet educational resource for their younger child , someone who likes forever toys and for those who love to see their little ones concentrate, ensuring you that they're learning though play. Our youngest son loves to play alone and with his siblings .
*We were not paid for this review , all opinions are honest and based on our own experiences and thoughts.