Psychologists and educators have long known about the benefits of playing in childhood. With the right toys and games, kids can develop their cognitive, creative, spatial, and deductive reasoning skills.
When it comes to spatial intelligence, studies have shown a correlation between toys that build those skills—like building blocks or other 3D geometric games —and greater spatial development. Enter Magformers: the perfect toy to develop kids' brains in all areas spatial and emphasise crucial STEM learning.
To work with kids' natural interest in "how things work," it's important to provide toys that allow them to develop those skills. Magformers are an incredible toy that consists of geometric shapes that link together with magnets. By using these to build shapes, kids can develop their spatial reasoning, learn problem-solving. Magformers can also help kids develop their knowledge of shapes, colours, and sensory awareness.
All of these attributes make Magformers the perfect toy to emphasise STEM education. STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, gives kids the tools they need to compete in this world. Even better, Magformers allow kids to creatively interact with these components—so they're working on their creative skills while also building up their STEM skills.
Here are some incredible Magformers brain-training sets for kids three and up:
If you want to start your child off with an introductory set of Magformers, the My First Set will be a perfect place to start. Featuring all of the geometric techniques that make Magformers so unique, this set also introduces kids to two different shapes and six different colours, so they can start working on their vocabulary and identification skills as well. In this set, kids can make towers, buildings, and a magic ball. Like all Magformers sets, the magnets always click audibly into place, helping kids further develop their sensory skills.
In a rainbow of colours, the Basic 62-piece set allows children to lay out patterns in the two-dimensional plane, then form them into 3D shapes themselves. This set introduces pentagons in addition to squares and triangles to further build up kids' geometric knowledge. And this Magformer's set has won a few different awards for its ability to teach kids new concepts:
This incredible Creator Carnival set will delight and inspire kids by letting them become active participants in the Magformers circus. With Ferris wheels, carousels, and other circus rides, your kids will delight in all the fun. And no worries - Creator Carnival comes with an idea booklet so that you'll never run out of ideas and fun. Like most Magformers products, the Creator Carnival set has won a couple of awards:
Earning the 2018 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, the Sky Adventures set helps kids soar to new heights with learning. Emphasising those important STEM skills of gravity and engineering, the Sky Adventures set allows kids to build a track - which allows the included shuttle car to interact with the track as it twists and turns.
As a Toy of the Year Finalist in 2018, the 87-piece Log House set captures kids imaginations with a fun yet challenging building experience. In addition to the classic log cabin, your little builder can use their creativity at will to create structures like mansions and tree houses. Watch your kids develop their deductive reasoning as they figure out how to place windows, trees, and fences around their growing Magformers property.
Kids will not only have a blast playing with Magformers' incredible 3D building sets, they'll also be developing vital skills of spatial development, sensory awareness, and reasoning. The award-winning construction toys will train kids' brains to learn - while they have fun at the same time!
Make sure to check out all of the entire collection of Magformers in our shop, to see amazing Magformers variations like the Educational Pythagoras set, the Deluxe Smart set, Vehicles WOW set and more.