Ernie is ready for summer in his cute flippers, snorkels, and swim suit. K’Nex Swim Time Ernie Building Set is a fun building set for kids ages 2-5. We had the opportunity from K’NEX to review this adorable toy.
Hands On K’NEX Swim Time Ernie Building Set Review
Both my 3 and 5 year old kids enjoy Sesame Street. They were excited to review (ie play with) the K’NEX Swim Time Ernie Building Set! For this review, I’ll document my 3 year old’s reaction. Elizabeth took on the challenge of assembling the 14 piece Ernie set by following the simple picture directions with just some assistance from me. She enjoyed just playing with the pieces during free play to build her own creations to laugh at and play with. The pieces are just the right size for little 3 year old hands to grab and maneuver. Just look at how intent she is to assemble Ernie below.
The “Play & Learn” activity sheet had fun ideas for Elizabeth and Elijah to play and learn together. The ideas included sorting blocks into various color combinations and finding those colors throughout the house in sort of a scavenger hunt. There are also great hints on swimming included. Now is the perfect time to introduce K’NEX Swim Time Ernie with summer right around the corner.
Ernie is not just giving your kid a fun time of playing, he’s teaching your kid life long skills. The most obvious is physical development as your child will work on hand-eye coordination. Ernie also strengthens social emotional development by encouraging imaginative play. When you talk about the KNEX creation with your child and prompt them to tell others, this builds language development. Cognitive development is enhanced when your child sorts and makes patterns while working on thinking and problem-solving skills.
The completed Ernie sports flippers, swim suit, snorkel.
My daughter had a great time building K’NEX Swim Time Ernie Building Set. I would recommend this for a kids birthday party present, reward for good behavior or achievement, potty training reward, or just an anytime special treat. I could see this being a great gift for a reluctant child taking swim classes.
Video on Kid K’NEX Sesame Street
Here is a short video on the whole Sesame Street collection of K’NEX building sets. Pick out your kid’s favorite character!
Buy K’NEX Swim Time Ernie Building Set
You can purchase K’NEX Swim Time Ernie Building Set on the K’NEX website for just $12.99. Ernie can also be found nationwide at major retailers. During the month of April, K’NEX will donate 10% of knex.com sales to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
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