I recently had the chance to check out some of the Top Ten 2012 Gold Start Award Winner toys of the Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada (NETS), including the Magformers 30-Piece Rainbow Set by Playwell Enterprises.
The NETS annual Gold Star Award products are toys that are tested by real kids and parents, and they have been described as ‘a great find’ and ‘the perfect fit’. These toys and games earn recognition based on their ‘exceptional’ play value, durability and safety. They are the toys and games that kids continue to play with long after they are ‘new’.
The Magformers 30-Piece Rainbow Set allows you to explore and experiment building different structures with two geometrical shapes (squares and triangles). You can create complex 3-D structures that can be rotated, aligned and connected.
Each one of the pieces has magnets that are safely encapsulated in the sides and can rotate upon contact to align and connect. This allows you to be creative and build something new and different every single time.
Magformers are recommended for ages 5 and up but I can definitively see younger children playing with them with adult supervision of course (there is a choking hazard warning for children under 3 years old).
We love our Magformers rainbow set and both my husband and I have lots of fun playing with the colorful pieces. We both have built all of the 3D models featured in the idea booklet that comes with the set.
Our 2-year-old son usually joins in and plays with us helping us build cool structures. He loves seeing the magnets in action and the bright pieces. One of these sets would definitively make a fabulous present for the entire family.
The 30-piece Rainbow set includes 18 square (size: 2.5” x 2.5”) and 12 triangle (size: 2”H) Magformers. Also includes an idea booklet!
Suggested Retail Price: $49.99*
Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.