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Tile Blox Rainbow 104Pc Set

Tile Blox Rainbow 104Pc Set

Fall 2017 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: MAGFORMERS
Price: $139.99

Tile Blox Rainbow set by Magformers is a 104-piece magnetic building set that features 48 various triangles, 44 squares, 8 rectangles, and 4 trapezoids. The pieces are made of brightly-colored, sturdy plastic and connect via securely fixed magnets. The large pieces are just the right size for small hands to grip and manipulate.

In addition to being outright fun to build with, these attractive pieces can be used to teach basic geometry in a simple, entertaining, hands-on way. Children can learn the names and basic qualities of polygons as well as the geometric solids they come together to create. For example, children can see that six squares can be joined to create a cube or four triangles can be added to a square base to create a pyramid. Learning in verbal, visual, and tactile modalities all at once helps to solidify learning; and, it's just more engaging and entertaining for children that way. The set is also terrific for balance, patience, concentration, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, imagination, and creativity. The large variety (and quantity) of pieces make for hours of open-ended, educational play for children of all ages.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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