•use a wrench
•twist and turn the nuts and bolts
•enhance his hand eye coordination and fine motors skills
•and create his own designs
... all while using his imagination and most importantly having fun.
I guess if a toy really does all of those things and it isn't a one time wonder it might just be worth the money as a Christmas gift or something similar.
Even Daddy got in on the fun. Building just runs in the family. G built my last house. Honestly, electric wiring, framing, etc. He hired out stuff he just didn't want to bother with, but for the most part he worked on everything himself. T Man has been reading Lego direction since four and wants to be an architect when he gets older. I guess I'll have to wait and see about Little J.
Above is one of the many constructions we built during our playtime. We had so much fun.