I discovered Magformers completely by accident after Twitter recommend I follow them. After clicking on their page to see what they were about I followed them really liking the idea of what the toy was and what it could do for our sons development.
We had a set sent to us from Magformers so Oliver could test it out for them. The set they sent was aimed at children from one and a half up. Once I had opened the parcel and Oliver saw it was a toy it wasn’t long before he was playing with it. His favourite model to make was the rocket closely followed by the ball and although he needed help he enjoyed it a lot.
One thing he did figure out was that when the magnets wouldn’t stick together (because of them repelling each other) they had enough force to push another one across our wooden floor, something which caused great fun for hours.
The kit itself came with 30 magnetic shapes (squares and triangles) and a selection of idea cards to make things with the magnets. It also came with a book which also had an educational aspect. My wife spent a long time sitting with Oliver matching shapes and colours and getting Oliver to repeat the names of the shapes and the colours.
Magformers are a new toy to the UK but are already big is South Korea and the USA and I’m sure they are going to be just as big here. This is a perfect toy for children to learn about shapes, colours and magnets without them even realising. Oliver has every morning picked Magformers as his first toy of the day to play with.
I would wholly recommend Magformers to any parent wanting something educational for their child but fun at the same time.
For more information on Magformers and their products and also where you can purchase them visit their website here
Pros: Great educational value, keeps kids entertained for hours, makes kids use their imagination, great educational book.
Cons: The magnets where on the strong side especially for a 1 and a half year old.