Geomag combines magnets and construction making them perfect for little builders.
We’ve been trying out Geomag, a unique construction toy which uses magnets, rods and panels. It’s fun and easy for little hands to manipulate giving kids the opportunity to build ambitiously limited only by their imaginations.
Not only is it fun, Geomag is a great educational toy which provides math, problem-solving, spacial, coordination, creative and thinking skills. My kids are big fans of the magnet building concept.
I think that’s because of the endless possibilities and creations they can make.
My 5 year old will make a road to drive his cars in and my 11 year old will create some mind boggling shape (he’s always been good with puzzles). My 9 year old daughter also loves the Geomag and it’s great to see Geomag Glitter range which is perfect for glitter lovers like my daughter (and me!)
If you are buying Geomag for the first time my advice is to buy one of the larger packs (sets contain between 30 to 120 pieces). We were give a 30 piece pack to facilitate this review and my kids needed more pieces to complete some of their masterpieces. This is pretty standard with all construction type toys though – the more pieces you have, the bigger the building!
Geomag is produced in Switzerland and became available in Australia earlier this year. It goes without saying (but still worth mentioning) that very young children and small round magnets should not be mixed. Geomag is suitable for kids 3+, I think 4-5 years (supervised) is an ok age to start playing with this type of toy and 5 and over should be fine.
There is a quite a large range of Geomag sets available:
GEOMAG CLASSIC Colour:
This classic set combines magnetic rods, non-magnetic spheres and various accessories to build unlimited models and constructions in a very simple and fun way. Five colourful sets containing between 30 to 120 pieces starting from ($30 rrp).
GEOMAG CLASSIC Panel:
The addition of bright and transparent panels that give more rigidity, colour and appeal to the rods and sphere constructions. Triangles, squares and pentagonal panels in many different colours across five sets containing from 22 to 180 pieces. (From $20 rrp).
GEOMAG E-Motion Magic Spin:
E-Motion expresses the concept of dynamism contained in the Geomag play activity and allows kids to build fun creations in motion, giving life to surprising optical effects. This collection has special accessories and instructions to create spinning tops and many dynamic constructions. Available in three various sets starting from the basic ‘speedy spin’ up to the ‘magic spin’, these sets contain from 10 to 38 pieces. (From $30 rrp).
Glitterised rods and panels in new fashion and glamour colours. Girls (and boys) will love making creations with magical sparkly effects. Geomag Glitter is available in four sets with a piece count from 22 to 68. (From $20 rrp).
If you’d like to find out more, please also visit the Geomag website: www.geomagworld.com
Disclaimer: I received a Geomag Classic Color 30 piece set to facilitate this review, however all opinions expressed are entirely my own.