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Playmags vs. Magna Tiles vs. Neopuzzle vs Magformers TileBlox: Which One is Best for Your Child?

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments

Magnetic building tiles are an excellent STEM toy, which encourages creativity in your child, allowing them to build amazing creations. When it comes time to choose the brand that will work best for them, you want to be sure that you're getting the right one.

If you are trying to decide between Playmags vs. Magna Tiles vs. Neopuzzle vs. Magformers TileBlox? We have put together a simple comparison to understand below.

Durability and Performance

When it comes to durability and performance, Magformers TileBlox, Playmags, Neopuzzle and Magna Tiles all hold up well. They're designed to take heavy use and keep on ticking. In fact, all four of these great products will allow for many hours of creative play in your home. 

They are tough little toys and, as a bonus, they're a building toy that won't get sucked up into the vacuum cleaner. They are also a little larger than many of the building blocks on the market for older kids. So vital pieces will be less likely to go missing at the wrong moment. As a bonus, they all stick to one another for easier clean-up and organisation. 

They can handle being stacked high, smashed down, and played with on a regular basis. This is great! Because when you bring these toys into your home, you will discover that your kids can't wait to play with them, build them up, and then knock them down and start all over again.

In comparing Playmags vs. Magna-tiles vs. Neopuzzle vs Magformers TileBlox, they are all close to equal in durability and performance, although Neopuzzle is a lower price. Making them a better deal for your money. But we like the Magformers TileBlox as they are STEM.org certified. 

Creative Opportunities

Magformers TileBlox, Playmags, Neopuzzles, and Magna Tiles offer a wide range of creative opportunities. If your child can imagine it, they can find a way to build it with these great toys!

If you're looking for a toy that offers a wider creative range, Neopuzzle offers a larger variety of pieces than Magna-Tiles. Including wheels, windows, and car bases in the 155 Piece Set.

Encouraging your children to engage in even more creative play. When you want truly limitless building opportunities, Neopuzzle offers a better opportunity. From constructing houses with windows to creative vehicles. Neopuzzle has a wider range of pieces that offer more creative fun.

Connecting to Other Brands

Magformers TileBlox, Playmags, and Neopuzzle magnetic tiles are designed to connect well with other brands of magnetic tiles. Including Magna Tiles. That means that if you want to add to your child's set, you don't have to worry about choosing the brand they already have! The versatile pieces easily connect. Even if you mix and match brands, allowing them full creative freedom.

Comparing Playmags vs. Magna Tiles vs. Neopuzzle vs. Magformers TileBlox Tiles for Shapes and Freedom

Playmags, Magna Tiles, Magformers TileBlox, and Neopuzzle offer a broad range of shapes that will allow your child the freedom to design amazing creations. They have varying sizes of rectangles and squares and different shapes of triangles. All designed to fit together in your child's custom creation. Although Playmags and Neopuzzle have a wider variety of options. Allowing for a greater range of creative exploration. 

Whether these are a quiet time toy on a rainy-day or simply an addition to your child's creative toy box. Magnetic building tiles of either four of these brands offer a wide range of creative benefits.

If you're looking for a magnetic building set and can’t decide between Playmags vs. Magna tiles vs. Neopuzzle vs. Magformers TileBlox you can't go wrong with the Magformers TileBlox of Magnetic tiles of these brands. As they are the leading brand on the market for magnetic construction toys. All sets will offer hours of entertainment for your child. While encouraging them to increase their spatial understanding, their interaction with geometry, and more. 

Magnetic building tiles are amazing toys! That will be sure to capture your kids' attention and encourage them to engage in creative play.

When it comes down to a direct comparison of Playmags vs. Magna Tiles vs. Neopuzzle, vs. Magformers TileBlox the TileBlox by Magformers clearly wins out as the superior toy as they are STEM.org and the brand has been around for a long time developing magnetic construction toys.  Bring them home for your child today and watch them light up while engaging in creative play that's sure to last for hours. 

There are other magnetic tiles on the market now in Australia such as Connetix Tiles, Kmart Tiles and Kidstuff Magnetika but in our opinion are an inferior copy of the MagnaTiles and Magformers.  The latter two brands are well respected in the magnetic tile toy industry and are leaders in the field.

Please consider the safety of the magnet when choosing a magnetic tile for your child. 

Our full range of Magnetic Tiles can be found here

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GoldieBlox Educational Games that Get Girls Building

Posted on April 13, 2015 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments

 

Since GoldieBlox first came on the market in 2014 as what we believe to be the first little girls toy engineering set in the world. Well! It has been nothing short of a runaway success.

If you have followed our blogs, you will know that our little girl loves the GoldieBlox set. The original one being GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine. Sienna has played with the spinning machine when she turned 4. As a side note, this is the suitable age for most of the GoldieBlox games, 4+.

Back to our story. When Sienna plays with this set, she has hours of fun and even creates a few inventions we are not sure the set was made for :).

The last time she was playing with the set, she was singing “I am an engineer.” We know that Debbie Sterling the founder of GoldieBlox would be very happy about this.

If you are looking for an educational game for your daughter, the GoldieBlox range just might be what you are after. Yes, they now have a range, that is how well this product has been received around the world. As far as educational games go for little girls, this is a wonderful addition.

The range now includes:

1. GoldieBlox and the spinning machine. Which in 2014 won the educational games and People Toy Choice of the Year Award. In this game, Goldie builds a spinning machine to help her little Dog, who is named Nacho chase his tale.



2. The Sequel is the Parade Float. It is a wonderful first addition to the range. In this story, Goldie sets out to help her friend Katinka when she loses a pageant competition. Goldie and Ruby want to help Katinka learn that friends are far more important than any pageant.



3. Next in the line-up is GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank. Goldie Dog Nacho does not like taking baths. In fact, Nacho hates water. So Goldie has created a contraption that will clean Nacho. Goldie, of course, creates a Dunk Tank, I mean what else would you create :). It teaches children about hinges and levers, and also lets Goldie and Nacho get to the carnival on time.




And we are very excited about the new additions in 2015.

4. GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine. This educational game introduces children into the concept of making their own movies. In this story, Goldie and her friends need to create a movie, so the Bloxtown Film Festival is not canceled. Your children will learn how to build zoetrope, a pre-cinema animation device.

And for the first time GoldieBlox introduce new characters + pieces. It is also great that all pieces are backward compatible with Goldie Blox sets. The new characters Li Gravity and Valentina Voltz are the first male Latina characters in the range.  

This educational game comes with an app, and your children can make their movies. The app was named one of the App Stories Best iPad Apps of 2014.



5. GoldieBlox Zipline Action Figure - This educational game helps girls develop their suspension engineering principles by building Goldie a Zipline to get her soaring.

6. The Builders Survival Kit - As far as educational games go, this one is for the most adventurous innovator. It has 190 pieces and promises hours of fun for your daughter or son. From cars to bands, to dog houses your little one's imagination can run wild.

This one has all of Goldies secret inventions. So whether you have a budding engineer or advanced architect at home they will be occupied. They have the freedom to choose the difficulty of what they create.

This one is suitable for little ones aged 7-12.



At the outset, we spoke about Debbie desire to bring engineering Educational games to little girls. As the GoldieBlox range has grown, this is a toy that is suitable for girls and boys alike.

The educational games teach children spatial skills, creativity, motor skills, basic engineering principles, reading skills, and problem-solving. Last but not least, the most important skill of all in our opinion, confidence.

We are 110% behind this range, and we have been since Debbie first launched. We know your children will love these educational games as much our little ones do.

To see the full GoldieBlox range or all our educational games, simply click here.

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Digibirds at KidzInc “Caught in the Wild”

Posted on January 13, 2015 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments

 

At KidzInc, we have been selling Digibirds since they first came on the market in Australia. Chosen as the girls toy of the year for 2014, they were all the rage at Christmas and have still continued as one of our highest selling most popular low-cost toys.

Even though they have been very popular with little girls, many boys love playing with them too including our son. In the video below we caught our little Digibirds in the wild as they sang while the parquets ate some lunch.

 


The amazing thing about the Digibirds is just how life like they can appear. Now do not get us wrong, they are every bit a toy, but you feel like you are watching a little bird, even though you know it is not. After watching the video, you will see that even the parquets were happy to have them around and unfazed by their singing.

We have the loved this little bird from the beginning, and it is great for helping children connect with and fall in love with nature. The different tunes the Digibirds can also sing introduces your little one to different applications of music, and music itself.

The Digibirds come in some amazing colours and selections, and there is a colour to suit every child.

We see this as only the beginning of life like pet toys for children, and we will continually keep you informed of all developments in this area.

In case you do not know, the Digibirds either come as individual items or with their little cage or a bird house.

The little Digibirds sing alone, or in a choir with their friends, and you can also download additional songs from the Digibird site.

Of course, as you would expect they have their app. The app unlocks four secret bonus songs for the Digibirds and also has mini games you can play to unlock 14 more secret songs.

Each of the Digibirds come with batteries so your child can start playing immediately, and also come with a spare set. After all is that not the way, all toys should be.

The Digibirds also have some great accessories, and you can purchase a fun playhouse mentioned above with a seesaw or birdcage. Yes, a seesaw, just in case the need a little relaxation time.

There are 12 Digibirds to choose from and no matter which one you select we know you will be happy with your purchase.

If you have any questions at all about the Digibirds, you are welcome to drop us a line or call +61 2 9968 1192.

The full collection of Digibirds can be seen by clicking here.

 

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Kimochis Educator Toolkit for Kids

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments



The Kimochis Educator Toolkit is the teacher’s edition, and it has everything. It is a brilliant way to bring all of the Kimochis feeling dolls to the classroom.

Schools all over Australia are starting to use Kimochis Educator Toolkit to help children manage and understand emotions. KidzInc has supplied both Child Care Centres and Primary Schools in Australia with Kimochis and the Kimochis Educator Toolkit.

Learning how to deal with emotions at an early age, is invaluable.  The Kimochis Educator Toolkitt is the top of the line.

The core beliefs of the Kimochis are that:

1. Everyone Matters
2. Everyone Has Feelings
3. Everyone Wants to belong and be included
4. There is room for everyone at school
5. Everyone makes mistakes

The Kimochis Educator's Tool Kit comes with a

296-page Kimochis Feel Guide: Teacher's Edition
5 Kimochis characters and 29 feelings,
Take-home parent Feel Guide in a sturdy, black bag.

Whether you purchase and individual Kimochi like Bella Rose, or the every popular, moody Cloud. Kimochis are a great way to introduce social-emotional learning (SEL) to children.

The goal of the Kimochis is helping everyone be understood, and to create an environment where everyone can express their feelings.

Some of the activities include practicing tone of voice, body language, and appropriate words.

Kimochis can help children effectively communicate feelings, and as they do they become more confident, and their sense of self and worth builds.

This helps children build better relationships with each other and social and emotional intelligence.

At KidzInc, we love the Kimochis and the we love the Kimochis Educator Toolkit. We feel every child is special and enabling them to share their feelings and feel comfortable to do so is a wonderful gift.

We stock a complete range from Bella Rose, Love Dove, Cat, Cloud, Mini-Bug right through to the Kimochis Educator Toolkit.

They come in a couple of sizes depending on the age and preference of your child. They are a toy we have only had great feedback on, and we are sure you and your little one will be delighted.

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Kimochis Mixed Bag of Feelings

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments



The Kimochis Mixed Bag of Feelings comes with 33 Kimochi plush feelings. Who knew we had so many, in fact, it also comes with another three blank plush feelings so you or child might create your own.

Interesting, we would love to know what you create :). The Kimochis Mixed Bag of Feelings can be used in a lot of fun ways.

You can place them in a bowl in your home, and as each family member walks by, they can grab the feeling that fits them at that moment. What a great way for your kids to subtly let you know they feel.

Even a good one for mum to let dad know. This could also be done in a classroom or at home.

The great thing about these little plush toys Kimochis Mixed Bag of Feelings is you, and your children can practice actioning out each emotion in the bag.

This is a great way to practice communicating feelings and ensuring everyone is listened to and understood.

Another great way to use this bag of feelings would be to hide them under pillows or in lunch boxes for your children. A great little surprise that might just brighten up their whole day.

The feelings included in the bag are:

Happy, Mad, Sad, Brave, Left Out, Curious, Cranky, Silly, Frustrated, Hopeful, Proud, Optimistic, Disappointed, Sensitive, Insecure, Jealous, Loved, Grateful, Scared, Shy, Kind, Hurt, Sorry, Uncomfortable, Friendly, Sleepy, Surprised, Embarrassed, Guilty, Excited, and 3 blank Make-Your-Own.

Now that certainly is a list of emotions, and each every one is valuable for us all to understand. It would have been wonderful to have had these toys when I was a kid.

It is amazing how far we have come with developing and nurturing little minds. Obviously the Kimochis mixed bag of feelings is focused on emotional intelligence.

What a wonderful area to develop. In fact, the say the best leaders of industry and people in society are also the ones with the highest level of emotional intelligence.

The Kimochis have won endless awards for the progressive steps in this area. The Kimochis mixed bag of feelings is a great example of just how many feelings we all have.

Being able to teach your children or children you care about on feelings is a wonderful gift that will last a lifetime.

For the Kimochis Mixed Bag of Feelings just click here, or to see what else is in the range click here.

 

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Kimochis, the toy with feelings inside

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments

Please Note: Unfortunately Kimochis in the US has ceased distributing these plush toys to the international markets including Australia. 

We do suggest the award-winning WorryWoos which are brilliant for developing emotional intelligence in Children. Please click here for the complete range of WorryWoos. 

This is a toy that is close to our hearts. Simply because it is all about teaching children about their feelings and emotional intelligence. The Kimochis are one of the best toys we introduced to our store in 2013. Every single parent who has bought them from us, absolutely love them.

Kimochi means “feeling” in Japanese. They are plush toys, like a teddy bear with feelings inside. In the range of Kimochis there are seven little characters. Each one focused on helping your child learn about different feelings, and personality styles. 

The seven Kimochis are:

  1. Kimochis Bug the Caterpillar - Now Bug the caterpillar does not like it when things change. He will hide his wings in his back pocket when feeling unsure and cautious. Bug, of course, has other feelings that he likes to share, and also comes with Happy, Brave, and unfortunately left out :(.

 

  1. Kimochis Cat - This little Cat as you might expect has some bossy tendencies :). This means she can spend some time healing hurt feelings. Kimochis the Cat also comes with a Happy, Curious, and Cranky nature.

 

  1. Kimochis Cloud - This Cloud is a little moody at times, and can be very unpredictable. Sometimes he will just go from happy to sad. His feelings include Happy, Mad, Sad.

 

  1. Kimochis Huggtopous - This little Huggtopous never runs out of cuddles, with so many arms he is happy to cuddle you for days. Although sometimes little Huggtopous can be over affectionate. Huggtopous also comes with the feelings of Happy, Silly, and Frustrated.

 

  1. Kimochis Lovey Dove - Well with a name like Lovey Dove, she is just what you imagine nurturing and calm. Now and then though Lovey Dove will worry a little too much, as she comes with a little baby Turtle Dove. Her other feeling include Happy, Proud, and Hopeful. Which are wonderful qualities for any parent to have.

 

  1. Kimochis Bella Rose - Bella Rose is sensitive and sweet, and a lovely little companion. Because Bella is sensitive she is not always confident, and comes with the feelings of Insecure, but also the feeling of Happy.

 

  1. Kimochis Clover - Kimochis Clover comes with his lucky ladybug Howard. Clover has the feelings Happy, Disappointed, and Optimistic.

 

The goal of the Kimochis founder is an admirable one. Nina Rapport invented the Kimochis with the purpose of helping parents and children communicate about feelings.

She has achieved this by creating wonderful stories that come with each of the Kimochis. These loveable characters help build confidence and self-esteem through role playing. When the children are being understood, they become more confident expressing their feelings.

It is about your child understanding and being able to communicate their feelings to you or another individual. Kimochis are also about helping your child build the confidence to do so. Identifying what feelings they are having and why.

Each of the Kimochis dolls comes with three separate child safe feelings, and a how to feel guide with parent tips. The fun activities have also been authored by a communication artist.

You are also able to buy a mixed feeling pack, should you wish to buy one Kimochis, but have all of the 33 feelings.

The full range of feelings are Happy, Mad, Sad, Brave, Left Out, Curious, Cranky, Silly, Frustrated, Hopeful, Proud, Optimistic, Disappointed, Sensitive, Insecure, Jealous, Loved, Grateful, Scared, Shy, Kind, Hurt, Sorry, Uncomfortable, Friendly, Sleepy, Surprised, Embarrassed, Guilty, Excited, and there are 3 blank for you to make-your-own.

In terms of communicating feelings to a child, we feel they are the best toy we have to achieve this. We have sold them to teachers and parents alike. Not only is the educational aspect of the toy wonderful, you have to see the quality of each of the Kimochis to appreciate how beautifully they have been made.

You can just tell these feeling Kimochis have all been made with love, and that was the feeling. For the full range including teacher's kit, please click here.

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Magna Tiles Australia - Magnetic Blocks where Math and Creativity Meet

Posted on October 08, 2014 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments

We absolutely love Magna Tiles Australia, and if you are familiar with them no doubt, you love Magna Tiles too. If not let us explain not only the benefits of Magna Tiles for your children, but why they are such a wonderful and unique product.

They make a wonderful toy for boys or girls, and are popular with both for either birthdays, christmas, any special occasion or if you just want that educational toy to entertain them for hours while developing their little minds in the process. 

For girls and boys of three years of age and up, they were one of the best toys in 2014, 2015 and now 2016. Magna Tiles are “where math, science, creativity meet.”

Currently, we stock the 32 piece set, the 48 and 100 piece sets.

Please note we are waiting for our Magna Tiles shipment to arrive, but we do have stock of the popular Playmags, and Popular Playthings Magsnaps magnetic tiles. 

Please read our Review on Playmags vs Magna Tiles if you need help deciding on which set to buy. 

Magna Tiles Clear Colours 32 Piece Set - KidzInc Australia

Magna Tiles 32 Piece Set

 

 

Magna Tiles CC 48 Piece DX Set KidzInc Australia

Magna Tiles CC 48 Piece DX Set

 

Magna Tiles 100 Piece Set Australia

Magna Tiles 100 Piece Set

These tiles are magnetic, and attract on all sides and in all manner of combinations. Enabling young boys and girls to create pyramids, cubes, and many different geometric shapes. Our daughter is currently building little box and triangle houses for her toys.

The Magna Tiles are fun for children because they give them a "hands on" approach to learning. Boys and Girls are able to critically think through play. This happens when the tiles do not lineup the way the child imagines and your boy or girl will need to think through alternatives. This is great for developing a creative mindset.

The Magna Tiles access the right side of the brain, training through simple fun and construction. This helps with math and spatial relationships, by creative building.

It is quite surprising how many development areas the magna tiles impact in young children. The areas include pattern recognition spotting similar shapes like a triangle. Identifying different shapes and colours, spotting how shapes are symmetrical when joined together.

The Magna Tiles are also great for developing fine motor skills. They are ideal for understanding how magnets work, and magnetic principles. They are wonderful for building skills, and developing your child’s imagination. The building options feel endless.

Outside of being a great product for developing your son or daughter, they are also a multiple toy winner.

They have won the:

“Parents Choice Gold Awards”
“Early Childhood News Directors Choice Award”
“Dr Toy Award”
“Teachers Choice Award”
“Astra Best Toys for Kids Winner”
“National Parenting Publications Award”
“Parents Choice Recommended Award”
“Parenting Magazine Award”
“Tillywig Brain Child Award”
And 2014 “Independent Toy Awards.”

 

Sorry to have listed so many Awards, however one of the things we feel as parents, with so many toys on the market today its good to know that you're buying a toy that's well regarded and recognized by the toy industry.

If we were selecting toys for our children (we do all the time :)). We too would want to know if they were award winners, and how they might help our children develop.

This is why we love Magna Tiles, and we know you and your little ones will as well. Great for Boys and Girls 3 years +

For our complete range of Magna Tiles and other Magnetic Tiles, please click here.

Customer Testimonials

What some of Our Customers have to say about Magna Tiles:

"Great product my grandchildren love them,very creative" by Shelia L

"An excellent purchase from a great seller. I love this construction toy. This is the third set I have bought. Two for grandchildren who live in the UK and this one for granddaughter who lives here in Oz. I highly recommend this to all. 10/10" by Wendy O

"Love it - friendly service, great product. A very positive experience" by Ruth G
  
"Hours of fun - I was looking for a toy for my five kids (under 6!) where they would get hours of play out of, and also help them think creatively. I found it! I typed in my query regarding great toys on a montessori website and a few mums suggested Magnatiles. I have only been inspired! I bought two packs but I think I'd do well to buy another pack of 100 in the future as they use all of them and still need more. An amazing toy!" by Melissa W
   
"Fantastic service! - We are so happy and impressed. Lubica went well above and beyond to ensure we received our daughters birthday present in time (even though we had left it to the last minute!). Great communication and very fast postage.
Thank you so much for all of your time and care. We really appreciate it. Our daughter absolutely loves the magna tiles.
Would thoroughly recommend Kidzinc to anyone (and magna tiles for that matter:) Thanks again". by Rachael
  
For our complete range of Magna Tiles, Playmags and other Magnetic Tiles, please click here.
 

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