I love toys that encourage imagination and creativity. We have lots of blocks, Lego’s and other types of building blocks. I recently discovered BizyBeez MagStix – award-winning magnetic blocks that come in various shapes and can also be used for kids with special needs.
MagStix are blocks that are made with non-toxic ABS plastic and are appropriate for kids ages 3-12. They come in a variety of shapes and colors and are a great STEM starter toy. I received the MagStix Wheel Set for review. Each stick has magnets on both ends and there are also magnets on the small balls (which can be attached to the enclosed four wheels). Kids can connect the MagStix to create 2D and 3D shapes – with endless possibilities. The MagStix also have four different tactile surfaces so they can be used as a sensory toy for kids on the Autism spectrum.
I tried the MagStix with my kindergartner. Rather than tell him what to do I simply placed them on the floor and watched to see what he does. The set includes a booklet that provides some ideas but I put it away at first to just let my son try to build using his imagination. (We later looked together at some ideas.)
He seemed to struggle with putting together the wheels but I held off on trying to help him and he ended up figuring it out.
He had a blast creating different structures!
He was very proud of his work!
The 41-piece set includes a portable magnetic playboard so you can take them with you on the go. I love that this toy comes with a special bag for storage. Why don’t all toys come with storage?!
You can purchase Bizy Beez MagStix here. 20% of the profits will be donated to charities that provide critical services to families with children with special needs. Price is $69.99 (there is a coupon, remember to select it for a discount).
I was not compensated for this post. I received a sample. This post contains affiliate links.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a freelance writer and has written for several blogs, including The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for eighteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 12, 10 and 6) and loves finding great products for her family.