I love being on the Timberdoodle blogging crew. I don’t pick many items to review (because it all takes time!) but once in awhile I can’t help but get a new item, as I’d love to review almost everything they sell!
I was looking for a new educational toy for my preschool age daughter, and when I saw Imaginets I was excited, and hopeful that she would like it. What I didn’t expect is that all of my children would like it, even my 10 year old!
Imaginets encourages educational play through the use of magnetic blocks, in various shapes. They come in a very handy box that flips open to build on. There are also 50 cards with designs on them, the child is encouraged to try and make the designs that are on the cards. I found that my younger children wanted my help if they were going to make the exact same design, but would happily play by themselves and create their own designs.
Playing with blocks is such a simple, innocent playtime that you hardly even stop to think about how educational it is. Building creations with blocks is such a good way to teach a child how to think. Larger blocks should go here, smaller blocks are nestled around them to create a certain design. All of my children like to play with blocks, even my 10 year old will still get out blocks and build with them, and I encourage it all I can.
If you are trying to find activities to keep your younger children busy with during school time, Imaginets would be a great idea! Let them sit at the table (don’t take our example of sitting on the table), or on the floor by you and build to their hearts content while you help an older child.
You can find Imaginets at Timberdoodle for $26.99.