Construction games are one of the most popular educational games for children. Among them, Magnet-Me™, a magnetic construction game, stands out with many advantages.
Whatever their age, the child will find development benefits specific to them:
- From 2 to 4 years: a first gentle discovery
- From 4 to 7 years old: more advanced fun
- From 7 to 10 years: real technical feats
- For older children and adults: much more than a magnetic game!
Why magnetic blocks, you ask? Well, first of all, the most important thing is that children love them! Plus, the benefits of magnetic construction sets are endless. Comparatively, all the advantages of traditional block play can be found in magnetic building blocks. However, what makes them unique are the hidden magnets in the pieces for safe construction, increasing building possibilities for all ages. Magnet-Me™ is the perfect example and let's see why. To find out everything about educational games, consult our article here.
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AN IMPRESSIVE LIST OF BENEFITS ACCORDING TO AGES
👶🏻 FROM 2 TO 4 YEARS OLD: A GENTLE FIRST DISCOVERY
Very clearly, the goal at this age for the child is not to reproduce the models in the booklet in order to impress mom and dad. His interest in magnetic play is still a long way from all that and that's normal!
✔ Gross motor skills and coordination: The Magnet-Me™ is ideal for little ones to exercise their gross motor skills. While developing concepts of assembly, they move using their large muscles. They also use smaller movements to connect the magnetic pieces, which strengthens hand-eye coordination.
(@ The Smart Child / Milan and his Magnet-Me™)
✔ Color Activity: This magnetic toy, with these colorful shapes and textures, is fantastic for color activities that reinforce matching, sorting and modeling skills. Learn without knowing it!
✔ First approach to magnetism: Colored pieces that come together and others that repel each other, the child very quickly understands the concept and what it may or may not do with certain parts. Ideal for discovering magnetism.
For all children under 2 years old, we have written a special article: "Which construction game for babies?"
🧐 FROM 4 TO 7 YEARS OLD: MORE COMPLETE FUN
It is from this age that the child begins to try construction and this is therefore the moment when he will encounter the problem of strength!
✔ STEM Activities (science, technology, engineering and mathematics):
Magnetic games are fascinating and fun so it's only natural that children enjoy exploring how they work. Children are curious, so they ask a lot of questions during play, which encourages their discovery. Thanks to the magnetic game, they can experiment with mathematical concepts such as geometry, spatial reasoning, balance, scale and symmetry. Additionally, magnetic construction toys including the Magnet-Me™ offer an introduction to basic engineering and 3D construction.
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✔ Constructive "open" game for imagination and creativity:
This magnetic construction set for children is unique and inspires creativity. The magnets fit together like magic, so even young children can imagine and create the constructions of their dreams. It's about creating and building with different types of materials and accessories. It involves a variety of methods, but most importantly, children connect and interact with their environment using materials to creatively complete their construction.
✔ More advanced motor skills:
Generally at this age gross motor skills are acquired, children therefore work more on small, more minute movements also called fine motor skills. In their search for creations and reproduction of precise models, children are led without even knowing it to work on these vital fine motor skills (e.g. for writing).
✔ Perfect for group play:
In groups, children's magnetic blocks are fun and collaborative, bringing a new dimension to their construction. Additionally, children improve their social skills by learning to share and cooperate. They work together on planning, design and construction, each making a vital contribution to the project.
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🙋🏻♂️ FROM 7 TO 10 YEARS OLD: REAL TECHNICAL PROWESES
The magnetic construction game, Magnet-Me™, is very interesting because it will satisfy the competitive and challenging spirit of children of this age, but not only that.
✔ No electronics - No batteries - No screens:
Need we say more? It is vital for children to stay away from electronic devices. 1h52 is the average number of hours a child of this age spends in front of a screen in France! Magnetic games are fun and engaging, so kids look forward to getting away from screens.
✔ Independent play:
This loving construction game is engaging enough for children to independently experience the joy of building. They create the masterpiece of their dreams without interruption. We all know how nice it is to have a little time to do things our own way. Children are no different.
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✔ A challenge with a 3D magnetic construction:
The Magnet-Me™, a magnetic game, clearly allows you to create constructions as tall and impressive as the child's imagination allows. The solidity of these magnetic building blocks and magnets also gives the child the opportunity to rotate some of these creations in the air or on the ground!
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More generally, we can also talk about skills in terms of problem solving:
Your child's construction progress requires practice, focus and perseverance. Therefore, many challenges may arise that call upon one's problem-solving skills. For example, why does the structure keep falling? However, the success of their construction strengthens their self-confidence and their sense of accomplishment.
👨👩👧 FOR GROWS AND ADULTS: MUCH MORE THAN A LOVING GAME
Magnet-Me™ is an educational game intended for children but parents can quickly get involved in the game. Indeed young, old, man, woman or old, the principle of the magnet pleases and intrigues everyone. Having magnets in your hands is a slightly strange but also unique feeling.
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✔ Quality time with your child:
Are you looking to spend quality time with your child? Spending time playing together is essential. This helps children feel more confident, self-assured and strengthens family bonds. Children whose parents talk, listen, and interact with them during play are more likely to have greater imaginations and stronger friendships. By engaging with your child you can inspire them to be imaginative, work together and cherish time. Why not relive the joy of your childhood by building with your children today?
✔ Let yourself be tempted to create!
With this magnet construction game, you have the opportunity to build quickly and high, your only limit will be the number of pieces! Long minutes of happiness, reflection and creation far from the worries of everyday life for a guaranteed relaxing activity.
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GIFTS THAT NEVER DISAPPOINT!
Magnetic construction toys, and more particularly this Magnet-Me™ construction kit, are very effective educational games for our children. Magnets of different shapes and colors are of course fun but not only that as we have seen throughout this article. Construction toys, with multiple pieces, are therefore great gift ideas if you want to make children happy but also parents reassured!
To find out everything about construction games and their benefits, consult our complete article: "Construction games, the educational game par excellence"
As we have just seen previously, the advantages of Magnet-Me, magnetic construction game, are numerous and for all ages! It's a dynamic and frustration-free solution to engage your young builder. Much more than a complement to any educational play area, this magnetic building block unlocks your child's power of exploration, imagination and creation.
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