Details of the Cleversticks Construction System

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Thank you for visiting the Cleversticks Web Site, the Cleversticks construction System is a British Invention, manufactured in the UK at Mountain Ash in South Wales.

Cleversticks is an educational toy with great play value, which encourages the development of spatial awareness and hand eye coordination. We recommend Cleversticks as an ideal spatial awareness activity that is only limited by the imagination of the child.

The Cleversticks construction system has been supplied to schools through educational catalogues for over 30 years.

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For younger children the small and large rings can be used as non-rotating wheels. Two types of rotating wheels are also included; a simple wheel where the parts easily fit together, using hubs that slide onto a round pin giving a friction grip.

For older children there is a more complex wheel and tyre assembly, using a stub axle, which is engaged in a bearing and held in place with a spring clip inserted into a keyway. The clip is a scaled down version of components actually used in industry.

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(This may be the first time a circlip has been used in a construction toy). Younger children should be supervised and may need help in assembling this wheel.

Sample artwork is supplied, but the most important models are the ones your children design themselves during play.

Twenty Seven different components give children maximum scope to express their creative ideas.

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Water play.

Cleversticks are great for making bubbles. The sticks and shapes hold lots of soapy water resulting in most combinations of components becoming bubble making machines. If large containers of soapy water are used the results can be spectacular, but adult supervision is recommended.

The models shown are examples and may need components from more than one pack.
As Cleversticks contains small parts creating a risk of choking, Cleversticks are unsuitable for children under 3 years of age.