Qubits Construction Toy
Posted on November 4, 2008 Comments (4)
|Buy Qubits – The Construction Toy via Amazon). Post suggestion provided through our suggest a post link. Children are naturally curious. We need to provide opportunities for them to do what they would do naturally. This is one nice way to let kids explore the physical world.
Qubits® for Kids by Mark Burginger, architect / inventor
Many of us recognize the name, Frank Lloyd Wright. He was America’s most famous architect. However, did you know that he was closely connected with the construction toy industry? It just happens that his son, John Lloyd Wright invented Lincoln Logs®. John traveled to Japan with his father Frank Lloyd Wright and while he was there John looked at the wooden log foundation his father designed for the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo. It caused him to think of a simple system of notched logs that could be used as a toy. After returning to the United States he created the toy sensation – Lincoln Logs®.
You don’t need to be an architect of any stature approaching Frank Lloyd Wright to feel this sense of influence. The inspiration for me came from the same Lincoln Logs that John Lloyd Wright invented. I used to play with them for hours and hours on end as a child. Now as a parent and an architect I feel I should do my part to provide a unique construction toy for children to play with and draw inspiration. The toy that I have spent the last five years developing is coined with the name, Qubits®. This dynamic new entry into the toy industry is gaining popularity with teachers, professors and of course – children all over Central Oregon. A simple plastic toy that can be built-up using a unique patented modular geometry. It quickly captures the imagination of children who might have visions of becoming architects, engineers, scientist or even nanotech designers.
As a parent I realize that math and science can be intimidating mentally, However if you can put something in the hands of a child, they will be able to comprehend things better and have fun. Toys influence children, hopefully Qubits® will inspire todays children and help them expand their horizon to include chemistry and the latest science of nanotechnology. Snowflakes, crystals, and nanotechnology discoveries such as the Bucky Ball can be created with this geometric educational toy. Just as coal can become diamonds when its atoms are rearranged, Qubits® helps children understand the possibilities in rearranging nature’s building blocks.
Another parent who happens to be a Nobel Prize winning scientist had this to say, “Qubits is an excellent constructional toy which will develop not only hands-on expertise in small children but also a keen awareness of shapes, patterns as well as engineering structures. These are essential abilities that children must learn if they are to have an intimate awareness of the devices that abound in this highly technical age” – Sir Harold Kroto discoverer of the Bucky Ball (Buckminsterfullerine).
In the field of construction toys, there are many choices. Quite frankly, any of them are good for children. As a group of toys they all work well to develop spatial skills, hand-eye coordination and interlocking of geometric shapes, Construction toys are great learning tools to have in your household. Building and constructing helps to develop coordination, cognitive skills and assist in left and right brain development. Spend time, play games, create wacky inventions and gizmos with your child. It can make a lasting impression that will last throughout their lives.