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Chris Cochella
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Great work on our new door! Thank you.
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Embrace gender-neutral, age-neutral, open-ended toys!  Connect your imagination.
 
brackitz is the only construction toy that lets kids design any structure they can imagine - anything.
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Block play in early childhood development has been an activity fundamental to so many educational and developmental skills.  Ever since Caroline Pratt brought wood blocks into the classroom research has shown that the benefits of block play include physical development, social studies, mathematics, science, social-emotional development, art and language arts.  While we believe technology has many great benefits children also significantly benefit through physical, hands-on play while learning how to manipulate things in real 3D space with other children.  

Try this:  Challenge your child to use brackitz (brackitz.com) or some other block toy to recreate their Minecraft masterpiece.
Here's a frightening thought regarding the future of humankind: according to The Telegraph, children born in the digital age are so addicted to technology, they're forgoing playing with blocks, pen...
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This quote is the best... "The wonderful world of apps is great, but there’s nothing like 4D, tactile learning. Brackitz has been an answer to my prayers, taking your average toy blocks to a whole new level."
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We never conceived that building with kids could get this great.   #steam   #stemeducation  
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MIT Mom Seal of Approval - Holidays toys for your Little Engineer
Need holiday or birthday gifts for your aspiring, young engineers? This gift guide for kids ages 3-7 has the best toys and games for STEM skill fun.
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The BRACKITZ unique, connect-anywhere blocks fit right in.  The next step in block building.
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Math. Measurement. Balance. Negotiation. Collaboration. And fun. You might call blocks the anti-app: These smooth maple pieces need no recharging, no downloading.
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The Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Sandy, Utah hosted a literacy night open to the public on Thursday, January 29, 2015. Students in pre-school through eighth grade were encouraged to gather in the school’s gymnasium for an evening of fairy tales, comic book making, pictionary, newspaper reporting, hat-making, and literacy games. Booths were scattered across the room, allowing students and parents to make their way through each activity. Ne...
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Children are typically ecstatic for shiny new toys. Even adults in today's society are eagerly waiting for the newest model of cell phone or tablet, willing to throw our perfectly good devices in the garbage in order to sate our desire for the next best thing. The difficult challenge parents and ...
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Meredith Vieira - Something You Should Know ... brackitz
Meredith shares one of her favorite childrens gifts - modern day building blocks called Brackitz!
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Great review.  brackitz are so much fun. When your child builds something bigger than they are?  Just watch their proud face.
Shopping for boys might seem like a challenge, but with these fool-proof gift ideas you can’t go wrong this holiday season! Browse these top boy gifts for 2014 to find something he’s sure to love for Christmas! We received a variety of samples for inclusion in this gift guide. All opinions are our own.  Top Gifts for Boys 2014   … Continue reading →
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Break free from an era where play is driven mainly by technology. Brackitz: an award-winning construction toy system produced in the USA. These newly evolved blocks helps lay the foundation for high-level cognitive thinking, reasoning and problem solving that kids will continue to benefit from ...
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I live in Salt Lake City and work as a Toy Ambassador for BionicBlox.  My spare time is spent with my wife and two kids as well as spending time outside mountain biking and skiing.
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