award winner Do the numbers! This Connectagons Creative Building Set offers limitless opportunity for fun and challenge! Our customers love the skill-building benefits and open-ended creativity Connectagons bring to their kids. They're great for all ages, so the whole family can participate,they even make spectacular decorative artwork. The original Connectagons set includes 240 wooden circles multiplied by 8 slots each multiplied by 5 bright colors and countless patterns of circles, stripes, dots, and diamonds.
Oh boy! Any construction can go in any direction - taller, wider, rounder, more square - and suddenly numbers become unimportant as imagination reigns!
For ages 4 and up.
Connectagons have won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum award for 2009! The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio was founded in 1989 as the only independent consumer review of children's media. Joanne Oppenheim is one of today's most trusted authorities on child development and education.
Size Discs 1-3/4" Storage Bag 14"H x 12"W
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4.6 (based on 86 customer reviews)
By Grandma Susan From
A memory from the past
Comments about Product: This is a memory from the past. My grandmother had these in her toy box at her house. My cousins and I spent endless hours playing with these. As soon as I saw them in your catalog I had to order them for our toy box for our granddaughters. Can't wait until they are over and have a chance to play with them. Also can't wait to show them to my cousins. We will surely have plenty of memories stirred up.
Comments about Product: My 5 year old daughter really enjoys playing with the aquarium set. However, we were rather disappointed to find that the base pieces break easily. Within several weeks of purchasing this set, 3 of the base pieces have broken - all at the ends. My daughter is very gentle with toys. We have been able to glue the pieces back together with wood glue. But, we expected a higher quality product than this!
Comments about Product: Connectagons are great! My boys, 3 and 6, are both enjoying playing with them; and I'm having fun watching them and playing with them as well. I would definitely recommend the drawstring storage bag. Makes clean up much easier.
Comments about Product: I bought this for my young nephew and the entire family ended up building together. The pieces are easy to work with and it helps with creativity. A well-made fun product. Would be even better if a small canvas storage bag was included for storing and transporting pieces.
Comments about Product: My entire family, children ages 5-9 and parents included, have really enjoyed having this product in our home. It allows children and adults to let their imaginations run wild with all the creatures, products etc that you can create using the bright colorful and fun pieces. I gladly would recommend it to others.
Comments about Product: I brought out the Connectagons prior to Thanksgiving dinner. My nephews age 7 and 10 and my niece age 13 all began to make shapes like snowflakes, swords and pinwheels. The seven years old played with them often. A big hit, some of the adults even put some shapes together.
Comments about Product: Product was fun and entertaining for my three children (ages 4, 10, and 12). I even got in on the fun and made some designs with them. Like any toy, they did get bored after a while. But they do pick it up from time to time and still have fun with it. The bag makes it a good toy for transporting and taking on vacations, but it should be included in the price (had to pay extra for it).
Comments about Product: On my sons 5th birthday, he received many gifts from family and friends. He initially gravitated to all the fancy toys. This is the only gift that he still plays with. This toy comes out of the closet 2-3 times a week.
For creative play, this toy is on par with Zometool.
Comments about Product: I love this toy! There are a million different things you can do with them. My kids use them as 'food' for their stuffed animals, money, tickets, etc.
I have used them to help teach math and how to identify sets.
My 18 mo old loves them as much as my 6.5yr old!
Comments about Product: This is a lot of fun. We got it because my son loves playing with it in Kindergarten and wanted to bring it home.
My only qualm is that the box it comes in is not the best for storage. The pieces easily fall out of the side of the box.
Other than that, great creative toy!
Comments about Product: It's fun to put the pieces together to create new things -- flowers mostly, but also unique designs. We have broken several of the pieces, though. The ends will break off easily since they are thin wood.
Comments about Product: i bought this as an item to entertain 5 children ages 4 through 9. they liked the ease of putting the octagons together and 'make stuff' ....no boundaries, no right or
wrong way, no rules....hours of fun
Comments about Product: This is a fun party or after dinner activity- just put the contents on the table and let everyone play- even teens will - trust me- and it's wonderful to see something other than electronics in their amazing hands!!
Comments about Product: Gave to our Grandchildren 5 and 3 for Christmas.
They both enjoyed creating their own designs and seeing what they could make. The bag was a great addition, after they play they have a bag to keep pieces in.
Even our daughter was pleased with the structure, durability, design of pieces and mostly making the children think and use their imagination.
Comments about Product: At first my kids were like, big deal blocks. Then I started playing with them and they were like, WOW cool, how did you do that. The Colors are amazing and the possibilities are endless. Very good to calm and relax the child. Recommend very highly.
childrens ages are 2,7 and 11
Comments about Product: I was very pleased with the Connectagons. They are bright and colorful and invoke amazing creativity in my boys and even in my husband. They have been used to make rockets, jets, flowers, trees, robots, etc. There doesn't seem to be a limit.
My boys are 3 1/2 and 6 years old and they both love playing with these.
I noticed others gave a low review because of the packaging. They have the bags that you can buy additionally with your purchase with a drawstring on it that are perfect to put these away. Cleanup is never an issue with the bag. So if you are looking to buy these I would encourage you to get the little bag also.
We have loved this purchase and it was a great prices, wonderful quality and colors and so much fun to play with!
Comments about Product: I ordered Connectagons to take on our vacation with our 4 grandchildren, ages 3-9. It was a fun activity for evenings/rainy days. They could "play" together but each could build his own creation as ablility permitted. Also parents & grand parents could join in and sometimes just one rather large "connectagon" happened.
The wooden storage boxes are fine except it is tedius cleanup for young children to have to put them away in rows/stacks so lid will slide on--am going to find bin with lid to hold them all.
Thank you for a great product!
Parent--also now aGrandparent; and an Educator
Comments about Product: My girls pull out the connectagons every so often and go to town creating shapes. Just yesterday they made large snowflakes out of our set (it was 102, so they were thinking about cool times). The only things I don't love about them is clean-up time - putting them back neatly in the box is always a challenge for us. But the product is lots of fun and very sturdy.
Comments about Product: Kids needed help with this, but enjoyed when working together with helpful adult. It is a little frustrating for small hands to get started and keep the base balanced while adding pieces. Also requires time to take apart and put away. My four and six year old grandchildren enjoyed, but were not able to do this alone..probably better for 8-10 year olds. Will save for later visits!
Comments about Product: My son loves Legos but as a first child, struggles to stay engaged in playtime w/o a playmate. These Connectagons have been a great toy to add to the
rotation. I've noticed he uses them for things other than just building--he'll get his frog and build a leap-frog station with them, etc. I like that they exercise his mind, and the fun colors are a plus. Because the individual pieces are wood, a few have broken/split, but all in all, I feel they are still a good value, and hope to have these for many years. I also like the simple wooden box they come in; it does require a careful cleanup though--they only fit if they're lined up and packed in just so. But I feel this is good as well--it encourages him to clean up and put things in order.
Comments about Product: The sky is the limit with building with the Connectagons!!! Our family has kids ranging from 3 to 18 and every single one of them enjoys playing with these. You can build up, out, around, over and under with these. Even as an adult it's fun to see what your imagination and creativity gives way to. Connectagons are the perfect item to keep kids (and adults) entertained!
Comments about Product: I purchased these as a birthday gift for my great niece. It was given to her while the whole family (lots of other children) were present. Consequently, all of the kids loved playing with these (as well as a few adults), and I ended up ordering two more sets for gifts. This is one of the best items I have every ordered from HeartSong. Keep up the good work!
Comments about Product: I bought these for my youngest niece and nephew. They love creating different things and will play with them all afternoon. My oldest nephew will even join them to build some of their creations. I love that they come in a box for easy pickup and storage.
Comments about Product: Helps to expand the imagination. Pieces are very colorful and sturdy. There is no limit as to what you can build. We made a tote bag so we can carry them wherever we go. Adults enjoy the challange as much as kids do.
Comments about Product: My 5 yr old grandson has Asperger's Syndrom and he absolutely loves his Connectagons! He loves to build....so he has great fun with these. He loves the colors and will play for hours building and tearing down and building again. Thanks for a great toy!
Comments about Product: Youngest kids just like the colors and picking up the pieces, dumping them out and putting them back in the box. As they get older they start building bigger and bigger "sculptures". As a parent you want to get right in there and build with them. There are enough pieces that multiple kids can play together without fighting over them as well. I just wish the storage box was bigger so that clean-up would not have to be so orderly. I actually bought two different sets and I store them together in a larger plastic tote to make the clean-up easy!
Comments about Product: Wonderful toy. Its like getting a new toy every time you play with it because you make something different every time. All ages can play with it. helps younger children learn basic colors. Can be played with alone or with others. Easy clean up with their own storage box.
Comments about Product: My son has some issues with his fine motor skills, and these are just perfect for him to improve his skills, and have fun at the same time. He just loves them! They are bright, colorful, and the possibilities of play are endless.
Comments about Product: My four-year-old really likes creating with these. Sometimes I have to get her started with them, because at first glance it's not the "wow" toy that others appear to be, but once she gets started she stays with it for a long time. These are easy for a little kid to do and there's no "wrong" way to do it!
Comments about Product: My 2 daughters (ages 4 and 9) both love the Connectagons! They are so versatile and allow for hands to be busy and promote fine motor development. Further, they are a great "quiet toy" for church or other places where a quiet activity is appropriate.
Comments about Product: We have 3 grandchildren ages 3, 6 and 10; 2 boys and 1 girl. It's a great product for all three and the adults join in the fun, too. In this age of computers, DVD's, etc., it's great to find products that help children be creative without all the electronics.
Comments about Product: By the end of Christmas Day, my sister-in-law had gotten all the info on where to order one for her daughter, my 21-year-old son had built an archetectural masterpiece, and my 3-year-old (whom Santa brought it for) claimed it as her favorite gift. Now, five months later, she and her 5-year old sister still play with it for hours. Not only is it fun and stimulating, it is rewarding in that it gives a sense of accomplishment - you can't do it wrong, making it perfect for all ages. Plus it teaches things like use of patterns, balance, and logic. I have no negative comments - as long as you can get the kids to pick up the 240 pieces when they're done!!
Comments about Product: The entire family gets into playing with the Connectagons®. It is nice to see the different things my son (5) and my daughter (9)can come up with.
We have found that when building they do not always stay together that well. We have had a few pieces where the wood has chipped off.
Comments about Product: Almost impossible to put the original connectagons back in their box. Had to buy a plastic tub, but still love the product. We're going to decorate the box, and keep something else in it.
Comments about Product: My daughter loves her connectagons. When she brought them to share at school her teacher and classmates loved them too. Several parents asked me where I bought them. I was happy to tell them at HeartSong
Comments about Product: I use connectagons in my classroom. I got one set and and had to get another because all the kids line up to use them. They never seem to tire of them and make some really amazing things.
Comments about Product: Being a grandparent, we found these unusual but fun to be creative.The kids, 3 and 5 enjoyed building characters, objects and buildings, trying to use all the colors sometimes and other times choosing only one color. Taking them apart tho, we did break a few as they fit quite tight.
Comments about Product: An INCREDIBLE set. These pieces are attractive, and really help build your child's imagination. Imagine a prettier set of Legos that aren't made of plastic.
EXCELLENT, I highly recommend this as a creative gift.
Comments about Product: My 5 year old daughter loves this toy. She is able to create all sorts of interesting things, and it provides safe imaginative play. And much easier cleanup than something like paint! The only problem we have is that the pieces bend and break fairly easily, especially when my 2.5 year old tries to take them apart. If you pull or twist the pieces, the little traangles around the edges will bend and break off. But we still would highly recommend the toy and would definately purchase again.
Comments about Product: Bought these for my son last Christmas and he loves them. They come in a handy wood storage box that is great to take on the go to the grand parents, baby sitters, and on vacation. They are a hit at parties for the kids and adults. They encourage creative play and the bright, vivid colors are enviting for kids and adults of all ages.
Comments about Product: As the school year has progressed, my 5 and 6 year old students have become more and more interested in Connectagons. It takes some time working with them before you get to the fun and challenge of building complex designs. The school environment is great for Connectagons as the children get to see the designs of their peers and can branch off those ideas.
Comments about Product: I accidentally left this in my office waiting room one day, and nearly everyone who came in that day enjoyed playing or tinkering around with this toy! So it has never left that room. I'm continually amazed at the different and unique "structures" that people create every day! Adults, teenagers, and children all like to play with it!
Comments about Product: This is a great toy. My older kids (ages 4-7) loved it. It was too much for my 2 year old, which makes sense since it's recommeded for older kids. I wish the storage box was a little bigger. There is no way we will ever get all of the connectagons back into the box. I need something that can just be tossed in quickly by little ones.
Comments about Product: These can be tough to lock in together securely, but other than that, they are GREAT! Lots of fun for kids of all ages, including adults. I find myself building even longer after the kids have moved on. My 2 year old loves the colors and doesn't construct anything, but still likes arranging them and other things 2 year olds do, but my 4 year old builds some really net things - mostly wacky flying air crafts and does 'battles' with friends, etc. They even bring their creations to play with other toys and figurines. Lots of fun and everyone who comes by picks them up and has a hard time putting them down. Very interesting toy for kids and grown ups.
Comments about Product: My two preteens love to play with their cousins, early elementary, with these building circles. The kids, although spread out in age are able to work together to create and share. They have built structures and creatures, as well as just imagined things.
Comments about Product: The Connectagons are terrific! I ordered them hoping that the whole family could have some fun together over a long weekend. That is exactly what happened! Adults and children loved them. In fact, the children had to insist on their fair share of Connectagons. I ordered two sets for the most variety and am glad that I did. [...]The only thing I can think of that is a minus is that they do not fit easily back into the pretty wooden boxes. Putting them back requires adult patience.
Comments about Product: Our boys love their connectagons. We have a 9 year old and a 6 year old, and they enjoy creating animals, structures, scenes, you name it! They enjoy using balance and symmetry. Great toy.