The first Simbrix podcast:
Click to hear how Michelle and her son, Liam found Simbrix and how their family now benefit from them – something neither of us could have predicted.
Michelle is a Teaching Assistant at Primary School in Nottingham, married with two children.
She explains how Liam was drawn to Simbrix in a Harry Potter theme ‘comicon’ festival and found something that continually brings him moments of calm – especially important for him as he is being assessed as being on the Autistic spectrum.
In this second episode, Michelle explains how she has been using Simbrix to help some children open up about their emotions.
The shapes and colours of the brix engage her student and help to break the ice and build trust between the educator and pupil.
We get to hear how Simbrix is not just a toy, but as an important tool in Michelle’s kit bag to help the students become their best and find inner calm – a real ‘connect and wow’ moment
In the third podcast, We talk about the fidget spinner craze came and went in 2017. Michelle tells us how pupils at her school reacted to them and why they were liked. We discover that ‘craze toys’ are not always useful for growing curious minds.
She explains how Liam, her son and self-confessed super fan, found comfort in Simbrix during a short hospital stay and how they provide a lovely calming effect for the parents as much as the children.
We often get asked about the ‘instructions’ for Simbrix – or lack of them, but it seems that children have their very own unique view on instructions….fascinating. Hope you enjoy this as much as we have.
In our final podcast with Michelle, a teaching assistant and mum of two boys, we talk about what drew them into Simbrix and how we compare with Lego.
As a Tiny toy startup, we have a learning about the importance of ‘creative play’ for children all abilities. In busy modern demanding lives, we often forget that children need time to ‘discover’ and build the skills that set strong foundations for lifelong learning.
In this final part of our conversation with Michelle, we get to hear how Simbrix has become ‘more than a toy’ and playing an active role in learning, creativity and even improving ‘fine motor skills’. We end with the big question – what do Michelle’s students prefer – Lego – the legendary multinational toy company or Simbrix – toy start up…. Hmm
“A great product! Really clever how the children can make and then reuse. Hours of fun for all the family. A great birthday gift and suitable for any child over 5 years. Would buy more!”
Simbrix Cute Kit Amazing
“Omg, these little bricks are amazing. Bought for my daughter (13) and she loves them they connect so easily and more importantly stay together making it so much easier to make a design. Also, the fact they slot together means no ironing.”
– Mr David McLean
“Brilliant Idea, kids loved them and played for hours. The best bit is you take them apart and start all over again.”
– Kim Hathaway
Highly recommended – A great gift idea!
“A very clever product – both my 7-year-old girl and my 11-year boy love playing with them. The pieces lock together to make all sorts of creations by either following picture guides or coming up with your own designs. Highly recommended. We have bought more for presents!”
Best Toy (not just) for kids to get their creativity going!
“I was one of the lucky people who got to meet the creator, Assim, while he was still attending various arts and crafts fairs around Nottingham trying to raise awareness of his product, long before the Kickstarter campaign.
The product fascinated me from the beginning, especially its ease-of-use and the versatility, so I signed up for the newsletter. I almost missed the Kickstarted campaign (the email went to my other inbox), but managed to pledge two days before it finished, and am very happy I did!
It was the first ever Kickstarter campaign that I backed, and because I live locally in Nottingham, Assim himself brought me my Creator kit at around 9.30pm and even took a picture with me as the last campaign backer (I wonder what happened to that horrendous pic with me in my PJ’s?).
I have no kids, yet I bought the kit for myself as it’s absolutely fabulous! The pieces actually stay together once put together, no need to iron or hold them together (but you can iron them if you want). You can pick up the final image without it falling apart, but when you’re ready to do something else with the brix, they come apart very easily.
The color range is great, the brix are easy to use and the whole thing is just amazing! This product allows anyone to get creative without it getting boring, and without using technology of any kind. Simple and fun!
Definitely, recommend for anyone who is fed up with kids (both big and small) spending all their time on their phones/tablets/computers without using their creativity to make something new.”
– Maggie L
Simbrix – Less frustrating and fiddly than Hama beads/ Quixels
“My son has only recently jumped on the Quixels/ Hama beads bandwagon, but having just given birth, I quite often find I’m not available to iron his designs immediately, which leads to disappointment.
We often find with the Hama beads that his designs get knocked off the boards, so we’re loving the interlocking nature of his Simbrix and find them much less frustrating and fiddly all round. Thank you for coming up with them! :)”
– Kelly Gray
“Trialed at a recent meet and bought a pack for my daughters 6th birthday. She’s enjoying them so much, they’re not as ‘delicate’ as iron together beads where you have to use tweezers and balance the beads on a peg (my daughter struggles with that level of dexterity and concentration) These simply slot together, and once your picture is made you can just break it up and start again, amazing value for money.
Great Product. Would really recommend for any aged person!
“great product. Would really recommend for any aged person, its a fun and less messy alternative to other similar products with a wide range of colours with fast delivery too!”
“Brilliant fun! A bit like Hama beads, but much more versatile with the added advantage you don’t have to iron them. The available templates are also great for Minecraft/Star Wars obsessed children.”
“my son had these bought for his birthday they are absolutely brilliant they can keep you entertained for hours. totally recommend these”
– Tracey Guthrie
Can definitely recommend as a gift to ages 5 and beyond.
“Not just my son, the parents are enjoying playing with Simbrix too! Can definitely recommend as a gift for ages 5 and beyond.”
Simbrix is Endless fun
“Endless fun, although I didn’t buy these from Amazon I bought them from a stem fair they are a reasonable price for the quality and superrrrr funnnn!!!!!”
– Josh B