Educational toys seem to be on the rise in recent years. Cheap Magnatiles Translucent Colors 100 pieces is just one more. Now that most parents are in agreement that play-time is something that can be both fun and educational, the demand for bigger and better educational toys has gone up dramatically. While you might think that playtime should just be about play, there is always room for them to learn something at the same time. This is a review of a toy that I think contrasts play and learning in brilliant fashion. Magna-tiles Translucent Colors (100 pieces) is a set of see-through magnetic tiles in different colors that can be put together to form all sorts of different shapes and patterns.
The set includes:-
- 50 – 3” x 3” squares
- 20 – Equilateral triangles
- 15 – Isosceles triangles
- 4 – 6” x 6” squares
- 11 – Right triangles
100 pieces in total. I would recommend this set over the 32 piece starter set, in the 32 piece set there is just not enough pieces for your kids to really get into it. Of course if you are not 100% that they will get into the set then the 32 pc. Starter set might be the way to go. But I can pretty much assure you that they will love this set anyway. The magna tiles are not just about geometry, these tiles can be put together in all sorts of different ways. My daughters for example build houses, police stations, fire houses, and sky scrapers (no schools though…).
The educational factor comes in when they automatically learn things like “2 right triangles makes a square” or “3 isosceles and you have a trapezoid”. This will almost definitely help them out when they get to school and begin math lessons. That leads me to the appropriate age for this toy. While the manufacturer recommends that this toy is best used by children aged 3 and up, it can definitely still be played with by children of a younger age than this. My younger daughter has been playing with it since she was just 18 months. I would recommend that you wait until they get past the “chewing everything stage” before you let them play with them, but after that they should be good to go.
The price of this toy is probably what puts most parents off making the purchase, but they are well worth it. Although at first even I wasn’t sure whether they would really get into these tiles or not, they have literally spent days on end playing with these tiles building castles, towers and almost anything you could imagine.
I hope that you are now a little more familiar with this toy and are like me, very interested in letting your kids learn while they play.
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