Little Tikes Tike Stix Doghouse & Pet Building Set

What It Is

The Tike Stix Doghouse & Pet Building Set from Little Tikes is a large construction kit with 30 pieces: 7 connector bars, 9 multi connectors, 6 small beams, 3 base connectors and 5 tarp/fabric clips. The kit comes in a sturdy box which makes it very convenient & easy to store. The directions include FIVE assembly options: doghouse, dog, helicopter, scorpion and little clubhouse or tent. Additional assembly options suggested are lemonade stand, house, soccer goal and a work bench. However, creation options are limited only by your child’s imagination as this set promotes open-ended creative play.

Why It’s Fun

This toy is perfect for future architects. My son loves to build and the Tike Stix Doghouse & Pet Building Set allows your child to bring their creations to life. Your child(ren) can build and create however and whatever they want with this kit. Construction play helps children develop motor skills, stimulate their creativity and engage them in lots of imaginative play as well as learn about trial and error.

Who It’s For

The Tike Stix Doghouse & Pet Building Set is for children the ages 4 and up who LOVE to build.

What to Be Aware of

We found the Tike Stix Doghouse & Pet Building Set to be a little difficult for a 5 year old to snap the pieces into place. My son would become frustrated when his creation would fall apart. An adult should help secure the pieces.

It would have been nice if this set came with FOUR rather than three base connectors. The tarp/fabric clips work very well but you will need a small light sheet as a standard bed sheet is too heavy.

The directions can be a bit challenging especially when building the helicopter. Again adult assistance for the younger kids will be needed.

*Little Tikes makes additional Tike Stixs sets (Clubhouse, Playhouse and Rocket) that are interchangeable and expands the building experience.

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