El Dorado, CA – (May 3, 2015) – “You can count on classic toys. These are the long lasting toys that ‘keep on playing’ long after the batteries and latest fads are gone,” Stevanne Auerbach, PhD (aka Dr. Toy), said, about the latest products to be classified as Dr. Toy Classic Children’s Products… and WEDGiTS are one of them!
Made by ImagAbility, Inc., WEDGiTS™, first launched in 1997, are fun and challenging, multi-dimensional building block sets for children. However, unlike other popular building sets or construction toys, WEDGITS do not require instructions. The WEDGiTS toy line is made for open-ended design to allow children to create freely. ImagAbility does provide design ideas for kids, but they are simple guidelines of some ideas.
Dr. Toy explained, “WEDGiTS are a great example of the fundamental benefit of building blocks and construction toys. The open ended play of WEDGiTS allows for total imagination and ease of use that opens the door from fundamental play to more and more complex ideas that start to incorporate the core ideas of engineering and architecture. With WEDGiTS, kids don’t even realize how much they are learning as they have fun.”
The new 2015 Classics from Dr. Toy are described as “…time tested toys that kids return too over and over again.”
For WEDGiTS, its initial start sets are completely compatible with other sets so that more and more WEDGiTS structures can be constructed. This year, ImagAbility has added WEDGNETiX, magnetic building block sets, for even more WEDGiTS fun.
How Do I WEDGiT?
The way WEDGiTS work is that WEDGiTS pieces (technically speaking, octahedrons and rhombus shapes) can be nested, stacked, linked and wedged together to create hundreds of designs. The company slogan says, Nest it… Stack it… Wedge it. It is a simple statement that, as you play with WEDGiTS, you usually start with the common nesting of the pieces and making different stacks. The amazing transformation comes in when the wedging of the shapes starts. The use of smaller rhombus pieces or the octahedron blocks inserted between other rhombus shapes produces a wedging effect. Sounds complicated but it’s not. The progressive nature of WEDGiTS offers strong learning-value in every product configuration. It can be found throughout the product line whether children are constructing simple pyramid structures and then developing to form towering skyscrapers, animals, space ships, and symmetrical designs. To see the progression of nesting… to stacking… to Wedging…, watch ImagAbility’s amazing demonstration here.
About ImagAbility: ImagAbility, Inc. was originally founded in 1997 as the family business, R/C Products. The initials represent Rock & Caron McKinley, the company’s founders and owners. One of the reasons for starting the company was to have their children learn about business. By being involved in a family business, the desire was to help motivate their children in preparation for their college planning. The McKinley family has traveled extensively in America and Europe introducing, demonstrating and selling the WEDGiTS product line. As the WEDGiTS product line became more and more popular in schools across America, Australia, Canada, and Europe, the company changed its’ business structure and incorporated to ImagAbility, Inc. More information and a complete product line description are available on the company website at www.wedgits.com and for the most immediate information, the company encourages social media interaction on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
About Dr. Toy: Dr. Auerbach, founder of the popular web site, Dr. Toy’s Guide, has welcomed Jennie Ito, PhD, to her team. They comprise the only PhD duo in Child Development evaluating the best developmentally appropriate toys and children’s products. Through the Dr. Toy Award Programs they recognize the best toys and play things in many categories including, Best of the Year, Best Picks, Best Classics, Best Vacation, and Best Green. The website has links to the product makers and retailers and other useful sites for parents, teachers, children, and toy enthusiasts. Dr. Toy’s Guide provides all pertinent information and includes photos, complete product descriptions, links to company sites, and consumer information. Interact with Dr. Toy on social media through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.