Posted: Feb 28 2020
We are excited to be carrying Magna-Tiles, the original 3D magnetic building tiles by Valtech since 1997. With so many ways to learn, play and create, Magna-Tiles are a great addition to any toy room. The magnets are safely secured inside of each shape. These durable tiles are made with food-grade ABS (BPA FREE) plastic which is free of phthalates and latex. They can even be fully submerged in water for cleaning.
Here are some ideas for using your Magna Tiles:
Name Those Shapes
Having children identify shapes is just one way you can use Magna-Tiles to teach children math concepts. From sorting and counting to angles and geometry, children of all ages can learn the math skills they need while creating fun Magna-Tiles creations.
Explore Science Concepts
Magna-Tiles are a lot harder to knock over than traditional building blocks thanks to each tile having magnets on all sides. Children can start learning about magnetic principles, gravity, and other science concepts as soon as the tiles come out of the box.
Build 3-D Structures
Children will also learn basic engineering skills as they use Magna-Tiles to build a variety of simple and complex 3-D structures.
Whether they're building a house or their own unique design, children can use Magna-Tiles to create a variety of structures and designs. You can also ask children to come up with fun stories about the structures they're building to help them practice their literacy skills.
Develop Fine Motor Skills
Magna-Tiles also serve as a great manipulative for children, because they can have fun building structures as they develop the fine motor skills they need.
Teach Critical Thinking
Learning how to build a variety of Magna-Tiles creations will help children develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
So how will you play with yours?