For as long as I can remember Ben has shown an interest in magnets. If I’m honest I find them rather fascinating myself! Magnets combined with construction was always going to be a winner for my boy. I know he is drawn to a magnetic construction kit at his after school club but it’s not something we’ve had at home until now.
Playmags are a range of award-winning magnetic building blocks designed to be super easy to use thanks to their magnets which attract on all sides, even when flipped round. Even before we’d opened the set, I was excited for the learning potential of these colourful, magnetic tiles – my head was buzzing with ideas for exploring the properties of shapes all whilst playing. Of course the kids weren’t thinking about the properties of shape at all, they were more interested in getting on and seeing what they could build.
What we love about them:
The bright see-through tiles are really pretty too look at!
The tiles are much bigger than I expected meaning that Amy is perfectly able to play with them
The magnets attract on all sides making them really easy to fit together
There’s so much learning potential – spatial awareness, properties of 2D & 3D shapes – Ben has quickly learned to differentiate between three types of triangles and name them.
One 60 piece set is enough for hours of play, but you can buy additional sets to build up your collection
What we’re not so keen on:
Ben was a little frustrated that the booklet which came with ideas of things to make wasn’t specific to his set so it means that he doesn’t always have the right colours or pieces to make the things he wants to
*We were sent Playmags free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own*