Viahart Brain Flakes Review, Instructions and Ideas

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Building toys are a great way to fire up your child’s creativity and help him develop fine motor skills that will be crucial for the rest of his life. We know there are several types of building blocks on the market, of which some are better than others, but what about alternatives?

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36+ months

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500+ discs included

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Educational, develops spatial thinking, sparks creativity, engaging, develops motor skills, color learning, teaches logic and coordination

Today we are going to review Viahart Brain Flakes – an excellent building toy set that is at least as good as your standard building blocks.

Brain Flakes: The Basics

Brain Flakes from Viahart are a neat twist on the standard building block toy sets. Instead of blocks, the set includes more than 500 interlocking plastic discs that resemble flakes. The individual discs can be connected in various ways and fit together quite neatly.

They come in an entire spectrum of colors, making them ideal for a color learning session with your child, but their primary purpose is building stunning creations. Whether your child is a boy or a girl, brain flakes can be a wonderful addition to their playtime as they stimulate spatial thinking, creativity, and motor skills, while also being tons of fun 

What You See and What You Get

Brain flakes are neatly packaged in a plastic jar. The jar contains more than 500 plastic discs that can easily be connected together; all it takes is a simple click. The discs are about 1.3 Inches in diameter or just about the size of a quarter. The colors vary and include shades of red, blue, green, yellow, pink, and many more.

They have been tested to meet all safety requirements including the ASTM F963-11. The discs look and feel like they are made of durable plastic and can take some wear and tear. Overall, great value for the price when you consider that the number of discs you get in a single package.

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How To Use

Teaching your child how to use brain flakes is pretty straightforward. The discs easily connect to each other by a simple click. However, the designs can get quite intricate and unique, so you’ll just have to wait and see what your kid comes up with. The packaging includes an instructions booklet with prebuild designs so you can challenge your little one to replicate them. Otherwise, the possibilities are truly endless.

Watch as your child comes up with ingenious ways to build a house, boat, snail, car, tree, duck, even an entire Ferris wheel. Even we had fun testing this toy and exploring methods to make the most complicated creation.

Buyers Guide

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PROS

  • Great value for money
  • Hugely entertaining while also being educational
  • A nice alternative to standard construction toys

CONS

  • Due to the size of discs they can easily be misplaced
  • Due to the size of discs they can easily be misplaced

Advantages

Aside from being a great value construction toy, Viahart brain flakes are excellent at motivating future engineers to think logically. They promote spatial thinking, spark creativity, and considered STEM toys.

While your child might be a bit frustrated when trying out this toy set for the first time, once it figures out how the discs click together and form shapes, everything will come in place. He or she will be super engaged and will want to create new creations for hours.

Another great advantage is that you can always buy an extra jar since brain flakes are compatible with each other.

Disadvantages

While even 3-year-old can find enjoyment in figuring out how to construct a car out of brain flakes, they might experience some trouble when trying to connect individual discs due to their stiffness. While we found the discs fairly simple to connect, other users have reported this issue so be aware before making your purchase.

Another potential disadvantage is the size of the discs. Because of their relatively small diameter they can easily be misplaced. Luckily there are 500 more in the jar to play with.

To Conclude

We choosing which toys to review, our goal is to find the very best toys for your kids that can help them develop crucial skills aside from keeping them busy and entertained. In our opinion, Viahart brain flakes pass the test with flying colors, and we strongly recommend you consider purchasing this construction toy set.

Author: Jonathan M. Ward
Author: Jonathan M. Ward

Himself a father of two, John is obsessed with getting the most out of every children’s product on the market, finding value wherever it can be found. His years of study in developmental psychology coupled with his passion for parenting make him an invaluable asset to our team.

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