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The Wonderful World of Qubits
This Summer has been a scorcher. Day in and day out the outside temp is pushing 100 degrees. We find ourselves spending more and more time in the cool of the air conditioned house. Typically, we pull out the play-doh or the bin full of Legos. Something has changed this year. My 10 year old Lego loving boy has asked for a new creative toy. A toy where he can make anything he can imagine. What is this fantastical toy that stole his heart, you might ask? The answer: Qubits.
I knew little of this “new” toy except what I had seen on Shark Tank many years ago. I had no idea that it had been created into a toy that is now being sold on Amazon. After my son took one glance he decided he wanted that to be his new toy to use for his creative time. He ended up saving up money that he had in his choremonster account and money he was currently earning from lemonade stands and chores to buy his very own set of 72 Qubits.
Here are some of his creations.
You can see in the pictures that they are much different than the typical building toy. These are made of only two shapes. The flat shape that connects and pops together and small “bridge” pieces. Many different 3-D objects can be made with these things. These objects can be quite large, as well. Many have been close to 4 feet. I imagine if we had two kits the things he could make would be taller than he is.
I like that these are made out of USDA Food Grade Plastic and they are made in the USA. They seem well made. They encourage him to use his imagination. He is not making any of this with instructions – other than how these things lock together. He created everything from his imagination.
I believe these truly encourage engineering and architecture skills. It also helps him with problems solving. I’m encouraged that he has found such a good use of his time this Summer.
Qubits are available for purchase on Amazon.com: Click Here. Have you used Qubits? What has your child created? Leave a comment below!