What It Is
Susie School Bus is part of MEGA Bloks' First Builders line or preschool construction toys. The pink-and-purple school bus with real rolling wheels comes with five blocks and a Susie figure. The Susie figure can be placed in the driver's seat, or place Susie and the other blocks on the bus' roof. The roof opens up so kids can store Susie and the blocks inside when playtime is over.
Why It’s Fun
MEGA Bloks First Builders Susie School Bus merges classic vehicle play with imaginative driving and construction play. The toy engages preschoolers in imaginative and open-ended play, while also helping them develop fine motor skills.
The Susie character is cute and easy for small hands to manage, and it inspires open-ended, character and narrative play to complement the construction and vehicle play.
Who It’s For
The First Builders Susie School Bus set is for ages 1–5. However, it will probably appeal mostly to kids in the 2–4 age range where their developing physical dexterity meets their understanding of character play.
What To Be Aware Of
This set is compatible with all MEGA Bloks products.
Our Special Needs contributor Emily Vanek shares her thoughts on how this product might be a good choice for a Special Needs child.
Kids of any ability need to develop their fine motor skills, which are essential for intricate movements with the hand such as grasping or writing. Stacking blocks is a great activity to help kids develop and strengthen these skills. The size of the MEGA Bloks First Builders helps immensely with these skills. The large size coupled with the rounded edges of the connectors makes the blocks easy to stack. All kids love feeling successful, and these blocks provide a sense of accomplishment while playing and building vital skills.