Magnetic toys are a simple but effective alternative to traditional construction sets, building blocks and developmentally focused toys. These can help children practice visualising abstract shapes, develop fine motor skills and coordination. The ability to retry a failed design or work backwards through the process is a helpful addition to standard construction toys, not least as magnetic toys will hold their shape.
Magnetic toys are helpful in assisting children learn about different properties of matter, and enable them to practice acting on and reacting to intangible forces. Understanding their physical surroundings is an important element in children’s growth and safety, and magnetic toys allow them to experiment in safe and controlled conditions. Their expanded awareness will help them understand dangers like heat sources, water, and other curiosity-inducing objects.