LaQ is an award-winning educational toy experience, designed and made in Japan. While LaQ is new to Australia and New Zealand, it has been used in over 3000 kindergartens, childcare centres and primary schools around the world for over 25 years. It is a high quality brand, and regularly tested against European, US and Australian safety standards.
LaQ is suitable for children from the age of 4 years and above. It has also won many international toy awards including the Dr. Toy awards for Top 10 Building, Top 10 Creative and 100 Best categories.
LaQ is used as an open-ended tool that encourages and supports learning. Children learn ways to express creative imagination, and build their concentration simply through playing with LaQ
We've collated frequently asked questions and resources to help you become more familiar on what LaQ is, and how can be used
LaQ is unique as a construction and educational toy because it only has 7 types of block parts. While it appears simple, these parts enable unlimited possibilities of what can be built, and hence enable both left and right brain development. Some of the key benefits include
For more information, visit our page Benefits from playing with LaQ
Through skill development and achievement of building models, children become more confident and develop a stronger sense of identity through play.
The larger Education sets such as the Basic 801, Basic 2400 Colors, Basic 2400 Pastel and Basic 5000 are suited for shared play. In a classroom setting, the Basic 801 is suited for up to 3 children, the 2400 for up to 5 children, and the 5000 for up to 8 children.
All of these products come with a sturdy storage case, printed instruction guides to make a range of models, as well as a large number of pieces in a variety of colours.
We are super-excited to be working with Modern Teaching Aids (MTA) distribute LaQ through to kindergartens, education centres and schools around Australia and New Zealand. MTA are now offering the large LaQ Education sets - Basic 801 and Basic 2400 Colors through their channels. If you own an education centre, are an educator, or as a parent who would love your centre to consider LaQ, please feel free to get in touch with the wonderful sales reps at MTA to learn more about LaQ.
Every LaQ education set can be used with a downloadable Education Pack that provides ideas, structured activities and inspiration for using LaQ in the classroom. The pack provides guides for getting started, instructions sheets for building techniques, a library of instructions for starter models at different levels, as well as further ideas for using LaQ in the classroom.
We also regularly release a range of instructions for models that cater for all different levels. These can be found when subscribing to our customer mailing list.
Our Instagram feed showcases a wide range of models built by LaQ Master Builders from around the world. These can be found by going to instagram.com/laqaustralia and following our feed for a range of interactive and amazing models!
We'd love to hear from you if you would like to have a demonstration, learn how to run workshops involving LaQ or to request special education material. Please fill out the enquiry form, and we'll arrange to be in touch
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