Magnetic Blocks

Magnetic blocks are building blocks with a set of embedded magnets on it.

Colorful magnetic blocks for kids
Shape of magnetic building blocks

This educational toys offer less difficulty to the kids when they make the construction set. It will be easy to connect one block to each other.

The blocks can be made from wooden blocks (magnetic wood) or plastic blocks.

When they are playing with magnetic block toys, the kids will have one less problem of dealing with gravity and balance.

That is why lot of kids like to playing with this magnetic blocks. This is also a perfect educational toy for toddlers.

Magnet toys building have many variants with various shapes and colors. The popular magnet toy sets are magnetic tile building blocks, magnetic bricks and magnetic baby toys.

Magnetic Blocks Benefits

As an educational toy, magnetic building blocks offer additional benefits for the kids and toddlers during playing time as below:

Good toys for toddler

Babies and toddlers will love to play with the blocks because magnet on it makes this toy different with other toddler’s blocks. They will enjoy holding one block close to another and watching the blocks snap together. Young kids and toddlers may find it “magic”. The playing time will be fun.

Encourage the kids to think “big”

As they find it is so easy to connect the block to each other, the kids will be encouraged to finish the construction set.

Airplane blocks
Magnetic blocks example: airplane construction set

With the magnet inside, it is very easy to construct and connect flat tiles into two-dimensional or three-dimensional building sets.

This way, the kids will feel that they are able to make the construction by themselves. It will make them to think “big” and increase their confidence.

In the other side, this condition also can help to practice their problem solving skill.

Magnetic blocks can practice creativity

Do you know that we can make a magnetic construction set with many ways? Due to the construction is not totally depends on gravity, then it is possible to make the same construction with different ways. It will challenge the kids to think creatively and find out the best way to make it.

In toy store, we can find many magnetic toys for toddlers. The example is magnetic alphabet, magnetic pattern blocks or magnetic desk toys.

Magnetic Toys for Kids

Magnetic toys in the stores may have various models and size. Certain models will suits with babies and toddlers, while the others suit to older kids. That is why we must choose the toys carefully.

Simple blocks for kids and toddlers
Castle magnetic blocks

Here are things we need to notice for babies and toddler’s toys:

  • Targeted ages. The toys must suits with kid’s ages.
  • Material. It must be free from dangerous chemicals and has strong material.
  • Size. Toy and its part must be ‘big’ enough for the babies and toddlers.

For babies and toddlers, I highly recommended magnetic toys with magnet inside. It is to anticipate in case the magnet somehow released from the toy and the children put it to their mouth.

If we know how to choose toys for babies and toddlers, then we can choose good toys for them.

Making Blocks Video

This video shows how to make simple magnetic blocks construction step by step. Compared to other toys, the kids will find it is so easy and they will play it with a lot of fun.

Related Links

Wikipedia: toy safety