Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Magformers, magnetic colourful shapes, are one of our newer resources in my setting, purchased after seeing them used at a toddler group. They seem to instantly engage all the children who ranged from two to eight years in age. 

 The children initially made patterns through sticking the shapes onto a magnetic whiteboard, making two-dimensional patterns. Their curiosity soon began to shine when they all started building far more creative structures. The shapes click together very easily and are so colourful that they maintained the children's interest. 
There are so many benefits to be gained from this toy from developing both imagination and co-ordination through to learning about shapes and colours. We also talked about the magnetic properties, introducing our big magnet for interest. I was so impressed with these, they shall definitely be used a lot!

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