Need a last minute gift for a boy or girl ages 4, 5, 6, or 7? Get your little builders GeoMags Sets and see the brain magic happen! Okay, you can’t really see the brain growing but, science proves that building helps children’s brain function (cognition) improve and we all know that building is just plain old fun!
GeoMag Kids 110 piece set contains 60 magnetic bars and 50 steel balls, or spheres like this set below.
What can you build with these magnetic sticks and balls?
How about two-dimensional or three-dimensional shapes?
Parents, can you remember what these geometric shapes are called? (If I remember correctly, they’re a triangular prism with a triangular pyramid on top.)
The GeoMag Kids 150-piece set includes the magnetic bars and spheres but gives you panels — square and triangular panels.
See these triangular panels in the two-dimensional hexagon made from triangles? (You don’t need to know the geometric shapes — but it adds an nice math learning component, don’t you think?)
Add more triangle panels and you can turn it into a three-dimensional shape. (Um, don’t ask me the name of this one, . . . no idea!)
If you need more kid gift suggestions, read The Ten Best Toys of 2011.