Once children hit around 7-8 years of age, the challenging task of purchasing a gift for them is taken to a whole new level. This newly launched brand is here to make our life easier when it comes to selecting gifts for older children.
The ENGINO brand, which is exclusively available at Early Learning Centre Rabat, Valletta, Gozo and online (free delivery for orders €50 and above) has received several awards from all over the world including “Best Green Product” and “Best Educational” from Dr. Toy from the USA, “Most Innovative Toy” from Toy Russia Organization and “Best Creative Fun” from Tillywig Organization. Moreover, ENGINO has received the best SME award from the European Commission and the Innovation award from the Industrialist Association in Cyprus.
Founded by a primary school teacher
The brand’s founder, a mechanical engineer and a teacher with 10 years’ experience in primary schools wanted to create toys that inspire his students to become better problem solvers, and future innovators.
In fact the brand has been proven by academics to help children develop their analytical and creative skills and it is being used in schools in many countries such as UK, USA, Brazil, Israel, Norway and Cyprus, and gradually it is becoming an integral part of the Design and Technology curriculum.
The ENGINO building sets include several categories depending on the age of the child such as the INVENTOR BASIC SERIES which has been developed for maximizing creativity and imagination. Other popular categories include:
The INVENTOR GIRL SERIES – Getting children, especially girls, interested in construction building and engineering can be quite a difficult task. The brand new INVENTOR Girl series tackles this problem by linking imaginative play with 3D model creation. The vivid colours of lilac, fuchsia, light green and sky blue enhanced with sparkling elements will surely intrigue our little friends and urge them to explore their creative side.
The INVENTOR PRO SERIES – This series is more suitable for older kids offering models that are bigger and more elaborate and also incorporate technical features.
The SOLAR POWER SERIES – This range uses photo-voltaic panels to drive the various models and also have hybrid functions, in-line with the latest technological trends.
The MEGA STRUCTURES SERIES – As the name implies, this product range demonstrates the ability of ENGINO to build huge models of impressive size and style. The series covers famous structures such as the Eiffel Tower and technological marvels such as the London Eye.
The ENGINO ROBOTICS PLATFORM (ERP) – The series is specially designed for children and takes into account the most modern pedagogical principles of learning.
QBOIDZ – Even though the range of products reach as far as kids aged 16, ENGINO also stocks a range of toys for little inventors aged 3-6 years of age (QBOIDz). The system encourages preschool children to develop their cognitive, social and motor skills through fun and creative play.
So what is it about this brand that differentiates it from other construction systems?
ENGINO offers significant differentiation in how the parts connect together. It is a simple snap-fit system which is easy for kids to understand and no screws or tools are required to join the parts.
Models can be modified very easily which is not easily achievable with conventional brands.
Also ENGINO remains focused on ensuring that all parts are compatible with all other ENGINO parts allowing children to combine sets and build larger models limited only by their imagination.
And finally, ENGINO leads the pack when it comes to how many models can be built from the same set as it has launched sets that have instructions for more than 100 models, more than any other construction system brand. One can download the fantastic Engino 3d construction app on any tablet (Apple or Andriod) so children can follow step by step how to build the various models.
This feature was brought to you thanks to Early Learning Centre Malta (ELC Malta).
ELC Malta prides itself in supplying toys which inspire learning through play and that encourage children to be all they can be. We stock toys that help develop vital skills, toys that are fun; toys that help children grow into self-confident people by empowering them to explore the boundaries of their imagination.
All toys at ELC Malta meet and exceed all European standards for toy safety.