Stock up on Fun with Magformers®, and Thames and Kosmos Kits for hours of fun while learning. Sets that are fun and reinforce STEM help our children on so many levels. Here are a few of our favorite sets that you will love as much as we do!
About Thames and Kosmos
Founded in 2001 by a science museum director and her son, who saw the great need and demand for better science education materials — resources for parents and their children that are more engaging, more effective, more relevant, and more fun.
Thames & Kosmos operates as the exclusive arm of parent company, Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG — Kosmos for short — based in Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1822, Kosmos operated solely as a book publisher until the 1920s, when the company published its first science kits aimed at explaining the world of science to children and young adults by bringing it to life with hands-on experiments.
Generations of European children have discovered their enthusiasm for science through Kosmos science kits. Since 2001, Thames & Kosmos and Kosmos have teamed up to develop science kits for children in the United States and other English speaking markets around the world.
This kit allows you to make fun gummy shapes like unicorns, clouds, and rainbows! Using the gelatin mixture and mold, you can create your own variations of color and flavors. You can even add citric acid to make sour gummies. And as a bonus to teach that learning can be fun, your kids will learn about the scientific properties of natural polymers as you cook up these one of a kind gummy shapes. This kit includes all the food ingredients needed for a
rainbow-gummy good time.
Making these gummy treats was fun. I do recommend using disposable cups and silverware. The gel starts setting up quickly and sticks to the utensils. So make sure you have everything ready before you mix the gel and pour it quickly into the molds. Once the molds are filled, set them in the fridge until the gel firms up. Note: We found it a challenge to get the gummy treats out of the molds the first few times. Not sure if the repeated use seasoned the molds, but after the third time they just popped out. The kit contains enough powder to make dozens of trays of gummy treats.
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MAGFORMERS® is the industry leader in magnetic building toys for children. We believe it is vital for children to develop through creativity and our patented, ‘always attracting’ magnetic technology delivers a unique constructional play experience. It is MAGFORMERS® commitment to providing a high quality, reliable product that inspires the creators of the future.
Magformers® Competitive Advantage – Here at MAGFORMERS®, we pride ourselves in the quality of our product and the play experience it delivers. 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.
Some of our favorite Magformers® sets
This set contains 79 pieces of the Clicformers black and white building pieces. Build yourself a Poodle and a French Bulldog! Each set includes 45 White, 25 Black, 2 Sector, 1 Nose, and 6 decorative accessories. Clicformers construction toys help the development of eye hand coordination of children between the ages of 4 to 12 years. Follow along the idea sheet or create your own designs. Clicformers sets are compatible with each other which expands the possibilities of creations. Children will experience STEM learning through play.
Building with the Clicformers is addicting! Once you get the hang of how they fit together, the possibilities are endless. And the little ones are not the only ones you will find using them.
This set includes the Magformers Magnetic Rainbow shapes, Max character, and accessories. Your child can follow along with the step-by-step instructions while developing their color and shape recognition. Connecting and building will help develop their fine motor skills and problem solving ability.
Magformers Max’s House Set has been proudly selected as a top STEM toy and teaching aid by STEM.org. The shapes and pieces are all compatible with other MAGFORMERS® shapes and accessories.
Other sets that can be used independently or together include the Maggy’s House Set, Minibot Kitchen Set, and the Milo’s Mansion Set.
As a mom I love toys that teach as well as provide entertainment. And all of these sets do that and more! I mean, who doesn’t like chewy gummy treats and building things?
The Rainbow Gummy Candy has hours of supplies and you can use other molds too. We made several designs using other candy molds that we have collected over the years. And they taste good! This really surprised me. They were not as sweet as I was expecting.
Magformers® have been a loved brand in our house for years. The little ones (and even not so little) enjoy building things. This mom likes that all the sets can be combined and used together. And while the little ones are playing, they are also learning about magnets, colors, shapes, and gravity.
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Add these sets to your game closet and stock up on fun for the entire family.
We’ve added Magformers, and Thames and Kosmos to our Summer Fun 2020 Gift Guide! #SpringFunOnMDR Check it out here!