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My daughter just turned five and among her favorite birthday gifts were these Magformers from Constructive Playthings. She hasn’t played with these since her days in the ECFE classroom. They were a huge hit there and the magnetic linking blocks were used for so many creative play ideas. One week the kids would build a garage for matchbox cars. One week they were a cage for dinosaurs and the next a kennel for a stuffed puppy.
Nora loved the bright colors in this rainbow set (it was the theme of the party so she was excited).
She was disappointed to realize that the colors on the box were not included in the set. We couldn’t build this design with all blue squares in the bottom like it shows which was hard for her. Once we got past that our rocket ship quickly took shape.
The globe was a little more tricky. She saw her daddy make it at the birthday party and she asked me to help her put it together. I have to admit both my husband and I enjoy playing with these. My visual brain and his engineering brain are both challenged.
These Magformers were strong enough to play catch! This toy is listed for ages 6+ however I think younger kids would enjoy them as well. Nora played with them in ECFE when she was 4. Obviously they’re a hit with adults too!
Be sure to check out Constructive Playthings for even more educational toys, including these great building toys!
Disclosure: I received a sample for purpose of this review however all thoughts remain my own.