We love construction toys! Apart from being fantastic at developing little ones fine motor skills, they can often inspire all sorts of wacky creations. Stretching their imaginations in ways you didn’t think possible, especially if you are able to sit back (I know it’s hard!) and give them that much needed time and space for free-play. A lot of construction toys on the market tend to be made of hard pieces to join together which can be tricky for little fingers. It goes with the territory, as well as bruised toes from stepping on them as most parents know #ouch. Luckily, Foame have come up with a solution. It’s pretty special and will have parents cheering! Super soft construction pieces made of foame. Yass!
Much to Little Buttons delight, we were sent 2 sets of Foame to try out (thank you!). The Foame Creature set and the larger Foame Adventurers set. Each arrived in a fantastic little zipped tidy away fabric bag, making them easy to grab and go. It was such a beautiful day, so we decided to take them outside and play in the garden.
As I expected, Little Button made a dive straight in for the Foame creature set. This was the smaller set of the two, with 78 pieces and a guide build of 15 creatures to create. The set is aimed at little ones aged 3 years + which I think is just about right.
She tipped the pieces out all over the table and found 2 instruction booklets with easy to follow diagrams on how to build each of the creatures. The pieces themselves are a lovely size for little fingers. They feel chunky, soft to touch and there are no sharp edges or hard locking joins, which can sometimes interfere with play.
Little Button is 6 years old and was able to follow the guides with ease, leaving me to sit back, relax and enjoy watching her have fun.
We love how each creature was a quick build, making this set very rewarding to put together and play with.
Little Button managed to build a Starfish, Crab, Mata Ray, Turtle, Shark, Octopus, Penguin, Crocodile, Snake, Polar Bear, Dolphin, 2 ducks and 3 fish. What a treat!
She was very impressed! If your little one doesn’t fancy building the set creatures, they can absolutely use Foame to come up with their own creations or adapt the set ones in all sorts of ways.
Next up was the big set. At a whopping 200 pieces the Foame Adventure set looks epic! It’s aimed at little ones aged 5 years+ all the way to grown ups. The pieces are still lovely and soft, but a bit smaller and definitely look like they are geared up for free play.
As like the creatures set, it comes with 2 booklets. These give suggestions on what you can create, and a step by step guide on how to put them together. I think we were both blown away by how complex some of the suggested builds were. Ekk! So, we picked out what looked like the easiest to try and gave it a go together. This set also comes with a Foame base which was very handy.
Here’s what we built on our first go!
The clever design folk at Foame really know how to extend play and have made their sets water friendly. This is a huge plus for us as Little Button loves to play in water. She took hers in the bath and the paddling pool for a splash.
We are so impressed with both of these Foame sets! They offer hours of free play fun both in and out of the water. The tidy bags make them simple to store and they are super easy to travel with too. Ours have been turned into so many things over the last few weeks including an ocean, a mountainous train and railway track, even a theme park!
The more she plays with Foame, the more creative she’s getting with what she builds. We would absolutely recommend Foame to other parents!
Disclosure: We were sent these Foame sets for Little Button to try out. All views are my own, and Little Buttons! #ADGifted