Do your kids like to build with blocks or other building pieces? Mine do, especially when the weather turns bad or it starts getting dark early. It’s a constant struggle to keep up with all the tiny pieces that hurt when you step on them, but I appreciate the fact the kids aren’t stuck in front of a screen playing with them either! So here is a new take on building materials for the kids with Magnaflex, the only flexible magnetic construction toy.
MagnaflexTM creative construction kits help inspire kids of all ages to flex their imagination and build anything they can imagine. Colorful kits include magnetic strips, connector pieces and an easy-to-follow instruction guide with project ideas including animals, vehicles, wearable accessories and more. Magnaflex unique shape and material allow kids to easily bend, zip, connect, or stack the magnetic strips together, and decorate with metal connector pieces that also add structure.
Kids can build 2D or 3D creations anywhere with this innovative, educational toy that promotes creativity, visualization, and fine motor skills. Magnaflex high-quality building pieces are interchangeable and can be combined with different colors from other sets for more complex projects. Neodymium rare-earth magnets safely enclosed inside the Magnaflex strips ensure a strong magnetic connection. And when playtime is done, Magnaflex strips can be stacked together for easy storage and transport.
I love when my kids find a new toy or game that doesn’t involve extra screen time. Not that there’s anything wrong with some TV or video games, especially if I work them into their education, but sometimes enough is enough. These building pieces from Magnaflex are colorful and easy to use, without making a total mess in case of an accident. They are magnets so of course there was a quick crash course through how & why magnets work. But the younger kids could care less why they work as long as they are fun. And the big kids quickly wanted to explore and imagine new creatures and inventions using the Magnaxflex pieces.
I appreciate that there are several sets or collections you can purchase depending on what your child might be interested in. One is for building vehicles, another for critters, and another for wearable products. Plus several others that would make great additions for birthdays or holiday gifts.
The kids can build both flat 2D objects or 3D pieces whether they are using the booklet of ideas that come within the box or check out other creations online. They are a neat design in that they snap together like magnets do, but they also bend and zip together to stay in place. Plus the kids can put eyeballs on their critters to bring them to life (along with funny voices too of course)!
I think these would make a great addition for classrooms as well. Kids could work individually or in teams to complete challenges or use them for STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by following directions or their creativity, plus it is great with fine motor skills and coordination, not to mention sitting and working together. We have the Magnaflex Rainbow Set and the Magnaflex Critters Set from Amazon, both of which come with 34 pieces in various bright colors, ready to play with straight out of the box.
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