After using MagFormers in our Fox Blocks classes at Flying Fox Studios and bringing them to BillyCart Markets for children to explore and play with, I am convinced that MagFormers are one of the best open-ended construction toys in the market today.
The shapes and accessories available lead children to building all sorts of vehicles and structures, as seen here at our last twilight market appearance.
As the children, and adults, play with the MagFormers, they are developing an understanding of structural stability and engineering leading to bigger and stronger structures as play continues.
Working with magnets is also an avenue into scientific investigation, where the the strength of the magnets can be tested in different configurations, as well as being introduced to concepts such as magnetic attraction.
Finally, the range of shapes available in Magformers sets leads to a greater understanding of 2-D shapes, 3-D shapes, and the relationships between them. Even more interesting is watching children create a puzzle, of sorts, with all the shapes in a configuration that suits them.
We love playing and exploring with Magformers in our Fox blocks classes, in our TreeHouse Holiday Workshops, and at events such as BillyCart Markets. They are hands-on, inspire creativity, and open-ended which allows the children playing with them the freedom to turn them into whatever their heart desires.
"MAGFORMERS construction sets foster brain development through fun and educational exploration. With high quality, durable construction and intelligent magnetic design, the possibilities are endless!" - magformers.com