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Geomag Magicube Blocks and Cards

Three basic shapes, endless big learning! Made from 100% recycled plastic, this set includes ten magnetic blocks that connect on all sides without polarity, and six, double-sided, fun, activities cards for little learners to match the colors and shapes to the designs. Then let imaginations run wild during freeform play! The ultimate educational building set and introduction to STEAM skills for toddlers.

Suitable for children 2-5 years

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Geomag Magicube Blocks and Cards Reviews

Product Tested By Ruth Tripp – Otto and Jesse – 3 & 5 Years

Ruth Awarded The Geomag Magicube Blocks and Cards 4.4/5

This looked like lots of fun and a great way to inspire children and get them using their imagination. I think it’s a great idea to have an open ended game using simple parts to encourage creativity. Clear, concise instructions. There were pictures with information on how to use it making it really easy to know what to do. My children found these very easy to use, they matched the magnetic blocks up to the picture cards and they were able to think up their own ideas. My children liked that these blocks connected on each side, it meant that when they were making objects they could make so many different things. The cards were really helpful, the blocks can be put on top of the design to build on top of the card. Once you know how to make that design you can do the make without using the card. By putting them on the card you can see that you have got the shape correct. We really liked the use of the primary colours and simple shapes, we said the colour and the shape when adding them to our design. My children loved making up their own designs and builds, it really sparked their imagination and they keep building and building with them. My children play with these blocks a lot, most days they were being played with by someone. My children played with this together and they all had fun. Even our 7 year old enjoyed playing and building different things. We played with this set around the house. My children loved that the bricks all stick together and that you can build so many different things when using your imagination. I liked how it sparked their imaginations and they would build something then come to show me and get me to guess what they had made. It kept them busy for a while. I think that it is a lot of money for a very simple game so would expect it to be a bit less. This is a good quality set that looks like it will last for a long time and the whole family will have hours of fun with it. I would not buy this. Although my children were playing with it for a long time and they kept thinking of more things to make it is a bit out of our price range for a block toy. I would recommend as hours of fun to be had and it’s suitable for all ages. We really liked this toy and found it good for creativity, the only thing that let it down for us was the price. We had great fun building from the cards and then building things from our imagination and guessing between us what it was meant to be. The blocks were so easy to hold and to fix together and it was good that they didn’t have small parts that can be lost or get in to the hands and mouths of our small children. We were just shocked by the price, it is not something we would normally buy so we don’t have much to gauge it on. Ruth Tripp – Otto and Jesse – 3 & 5 Years

Product Tested By Claire Kendall – Jacob 5 Years

Claire Awarded The Geomag Magicube Blocks and Cards 5/5

This looked really good when it arrived. I really liked the concept of this toy. Instructions easy to understand. My son found all the pieces easy to use and fit together. My son was intrigued by the fact these blocks connect on all sides without polarity. He did find it easy to match the blocks with the designs on the cards. This certainly helped him with shape recognition. My son enjoyed using the magnetic blocks and was able to make several different shapes. My son played with this a bit, but he did find it very easy to do. This was played with at home the most. My son liked the magnetic aspect of the blocks. I thought the set was really good but I would say for younger children who are learning colours and also hand and eye coordination. Personally I think this is a bit expensive for what it is. Quality is OK. I would not buy it for my son as too young for him. I would recommend to friends and family with younger children. The product is really good for children of a younger age, children that are learning hand and eye coordination, colours and shapes. I would put this for children ages 3/4 maybe. I would recommend this to family and friends with younger children. Claire Kendall – Jacob 5 Years

Product Tested By Gemma Monaghan – Amelia 3 Years

Gemma Awarded The Geomag Magicube Blocks and Cards 3.8/5

Nice bright colours, liked the laminated sheets to follow, engaging as it was animals and recognisable things so little one could get involved. The blocks themselves didn’t feel weighty or of very high quality, which made me question the £30 price tag. I really like the concept – construction is so important for a child’s development and the blocks give children both guidance but also the freedom to explore and use their imagination. Instructions clear and simple to use. My daughter found the pieces easy to user pretty much straight away my daughter used them independently. I think at 3 she didn’t attempt to rotate them to find out. Perhaps having different coloured sides would show that all the sides were connectable. I did show her and we compared them to her existing Magna tiles, but she preferred when the Magna tiles repelled as if she needed to problem solve how to make them work, rather than them working first time. My daughter did find it easy to match blocks to designs on the cards. Clear images and of highly quality print and good size to follow. I would not say this helped them with colour and shape recognition. The blue block isn’t a standard shape and my son (5) and daughter (3) disagreed on whether the red block was red or orange, so perhaps different pigmentation to make that clearer. Yes they did enjoy using the magnetic blocks, but I think you should be provided with blank cards and an erasable pen so that they can draw their new creations or an adult can draw different creations and see if they can try those. The number of blocks isn’t sufficient I don’t think to really stretch their imagination (e.g., my daughter tried to build a house but wanted more blocks) – the set could include things like a block with wheels, or a transparent block as I think that would spark imagination further. Both children (3 and 5) would play with this together which is positive; however, neither would seek it out. They only interacted with it when I brought it out and did it with them. My 5 year old enjoyed showing my 3 year old how to follow the cards and we did some ‘what would you like mummy to make’. As suggested above, I think having blank cards would really improve how engaging this is with other family members. This was played with at home. Building things and then knocking them down is a huge thing for her, so I think she was getting frustrated that the blocks stayed together when she knocked them over. This is obviously a huge positive about the toy, but equally takes away from that learning aspect for the children. Both children liked the cards best and trying to replicate the picture and seeing who could do it fastest. The cards – I really liked they weren’t just plain pictures of things to build but had backgrounds and were wipeable. I don’t think for £30 this stretches the imagination enough or gives the child enough opportunity to play independently (e.g., no blank cards, not enough blocks). The cards are of very high quality. The blocks could feel of higher quality. I would not buy this as the toy wasn’t sought out be either my 3 or 5 year old and it had limited entertainment time. I would not recommend for the same reason. I think some ways to improve the engagement and use of the toy would be: More colour and shape variety – More blocks for the price – Plain cards and wipeable pen to increase imagination. Gemma Monaghan – Amelia 3 Years

We really liked this toy and found it good for creativity, the only thing that let it down for us was the price. We had great fun building from the cards and then building things from our imagination and guessing between us what it was meant to be. The blocks were so easy to hold and to fix together and it was good that they didn’t have small parts that can be lost or get in to the hands and mouths of our small children.

Awards

Ruth Awarded The Geomag Magicube Blocks and Cards 4.4/5

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