Kids' toys are getting cooler and cooler, especially toys that encourage young children towards engineering and STEM-focused skills. Such is the case with Magformers, small triangles that magnetically snap together to create all sorts of engineering wonders. Preschoolers and young kids now have access to simple toys that encourage critical thinking and help develop motor skills. Magformers are colorful building blocks that allow for 3-D construction of towers, shapes, spheres, and cubes.
Magformers come in a variety of play sets. My daughter is very girly and is thrilled to play with her pink, purple, aqua, and blue Magformers. Other sets come in primary colors, complete with wheels for building vehicles and even light-up blocks that enhance your creations. The pieces come in an array of shapes; hexagons, squares, and triangles. Magformers connect with tiny magnets that are set within the edges of each shape. I was surprised at how strong the magnets are, easily keeping the pieces together and allowing for tall constructions to be built.
Building is only limited by the number of pieces that you have. We received the 30-piece set for our review which is enough pieces to build some pretty impressive structures and multi-dimensional shapes. Magformers help kids learn about angles and even magnet polarization, since the pieces have to fit together within certain angles to make a sphere vs. a cube, and the magnets connect or repel each other depending on the polarization of each piece. Magformers are super fun sensory science lessons in a box — no lab equipment required!
Each Magformer shape is made with a white inner piece, magnet inside each "edge" and colored plastic outside coating. The several layer design makes the pieces look colorfully transparent and the magnets move around a bit inside each plastic piece. They strongly snap together when the magnets near each other, making it easy to build things even for little kids who have a harder time perfectly lining up the pieces. Our 30-piece Inspire Magformers product review set includes 6 colors; fuchsia, pink, light pink, light blue, aqua, and purple. I think it's the best Magformers set and I love the colorful range of colors designed for girls. I am very supportive of little girls learning science and engineering-focused skills and I also love when companies design "girly" toys that encourage them to learn those skills. Pink and purple have always been favorite colors in our home.
My daugher loves playing with her pink and purple Inspire Magformers. At almost 4 years old, she has a wonderful imagination and eagerness to learn. She has no trouble building all sorts of creations with Magformers, making two-story buildings complete with peaked roofs and colorful cubes. Her little sister equally enjoys tearing these creations apart, but she will catch on as she gets older.
I love the simple design and unusual building block style offered by Magformers, plus the girly colors! These are perfect STEM toys for girls and boys, encouraging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills. We came up with all kinds of Magformers ideas to build.
Each shape contains rotating Rare Earth Neodymium magnets, the strongest of their kind for guaranteed connectivity. Every magnet is kept safe and secure in Sonic welded, BPA free, HQABS plastic. This process of manufacturing ensures each magnet is encapsulated with the utmost security, providing a safe, long lasting play experience. More info at magformers.com.
We use Magformers in other ways too; here Rapunzel has a nice little ladder leading up to her tower. Here you can see the Magformers magnets are strong enough to stay together despite gravity, allowing for all types of towering creations. Shop on Amazon »
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We had a lot of fun doing our Magformers product review; they are a really fun hands-on activity for kids of all ages and parents too! I was at a recent birthday party where the child received several sets of Magformers and when the kids ran outside to play, several moms in the room went to work building some complex-looking spheres with the sets. Magformers are just that fun. Set them out on your coffee table as a conversation piece or enjoy some quality time building 3-D creations alongside your kids! What Magformers ideas would you come up with?
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