Instead of using basic sticks, rods and blocks, magnets are safely enclosed in a variety of plastic shapes that allow kids to create characters inspired by land and sea animals.
Not only can children construct with magnetic pieces, but are they able to learn to follow instructions.
Once children move beyond the concept of polarity and attraction, using a set such as the Geo Mag Mechanics set, kids learn to construct with magnets in a way that allows them to magically create simple but functional working machines. Younger children may require adult assistance in order to follow the instructions.
Some will enjoy following the steps to create the machine, but for imaginative children the pieces alone are a lot of fun to include in open-ended play schemes.
It launched in 1995 and is now available in 24 different countries.