Disclosure: I was provided with a 26-piece set of MagFormers to facilitate this review. Any opinions stated below are entirely my own.
I've wanted to try out Magformers for quite a while. The positive reviews I read had convinced me that they were a building set worth considering. As a teacher, I value toys that inspire creativity and learning - especially while being fun. I was thrilled to receive a 26-piece set - and my kids were even more excited to find them on our doorstep. They couldn't wait to open the box and get started!
Here are the 5 main reasons why I've come to love Magformers magnetic building sets:
1. A New Classic
With no batteries, no sound and no flashing lights, Magformers really are a fun twist on classic building toys. If your kids enjoy creating with other types of blocks, creating and building structures, they'll love the unique way Magformer pieces click together as the magnets connect.
2. Open-Ended Play
While the included instruction book easily displays how to create basic shapes and combinations, it's truly only the beginning of the possibilities. It provides a great springboard, however. Once my kids worked through everything in the book, they branched out to their own ideas - including an Easter basket!
3. Fun and Engaging
The Magformers pieces are constantly getting picked up and manipulated in our house. Even smaller kids who can't form a cube enjoy joining two pieces together again and again. My kids are ages 5-11 years and all of them engaged at a different level. Not only that, but whenever I ask them to put the Magformers away, they're suddenly inspired to build and play again!
Playing with geometric shapes like squares and triangles builds spatial awareness. Combining the shapes and you can create 3-dimensional pyramids, cubes, rectangular prisms and more. Line up the pieces precisely and you can create a ball out of Magformers. Larger sets even branch out into pentagons for more possibilities.
5. Easy to Store
The Magformers pieces stack together easily and are actually quite compact. I love that they don't take up too much space. They fit easily in a drawstring bag or small box, but the magnets will hold together no matter where you put them!
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