What is it
The magic takes the shape of a simple cube to provide a completely new construction system. The magnetic cubes can be stuck together by any side, without any polarisation issues. They can even remain suspended in mid-air! Amazing structures can be built and are easy to create even for the youngest of children.
Figures and animals are represented vertically on 3 faces of each magnetic cube of the Mix & Match range. After reproducing the suggested figures, the fun continues as you put together fantastical figures, mixing characters and animals with each other – hilarity guaranteed!
What our team of testers said
"Roar!" - Boy aged 3 years
"I'm going to see if I can do it like a jigsaw." - Girl aged 4 years
- Refines and develops fine motor control
- Develops matching skills
- Allows children to explore magnetism
What our experts think
The children loved the way in which the magicubes stuck together like magic – it provided the perfect opportunity to talk to them about magnetism! Once they had explored how the cubes worked, they set about trying to create their characters. It was definitely an activity that required a level of concentration and initially there was a need for some adult help (separating the blocks for the children is a good starting point) – the older children were far more successful than the younger ones.
It is a good activity for developing children’s matching skills and their ability to problem solve: for example, the children had to work out that in order to find the correct parts they would have to look at the background. We liked that children could create their own made-up characters: this is great for creativity and also for speech as the children could be encouraged to talk about their creation… there are lots of questioning opportunities.
Like a jigsaw puzzle, this is a good activity for adults to complete with their children – there is lots of scope for discussion and for children to develop their logical thing and their observational skills. Without adult help, children can still play with the magicubes; many of our younger testers enjoyed building towers and simply exploring how the cubes behaved. It is a toy that grows as our child’s ability does.
The cubes are the perfect size for little hands and are appealing to look at.
- Brands: Geomag World
- Key Features:
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: .Toys
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Physical & motor skills
Understanding the world