Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



MAG Blocks

MAG Blocks

Spring 2007 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Popular Playthings
Price: $12.99
Review:
How would you like a set of magnets that incorporate geometry, science, art, puzzle solving and creative building? In its pristine form, 24 more-or-less pyramidal shapes in red, yellow, green and blue form a 3"x3" cube. Explorations can begin with either pulling the pieces apart and trying to reassemble them, or by trying to replicate the designs on 20 challenge cards, which provide the solutions on back. There is a nice explanation of how the magnetic poles of these special shapes attract and repel. With this information, kids will be ready to design and build their own constructions.
Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2007 Parents' Choice

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