I was recently sent*  Magicubes from Geomag for Lucas to explore. These wonderful, colourful magnetic cubes are from their early years and pre-school range of toys. We received 4 sets of the new additions and Lucas eagerly opened the first set which consisted of 4 cubes with multi coloured sides one with an eye. Lucas straight away realised he could make a bird out of the blocks and set about creating.

 

Geomag Magicube review. Lucas building a tower with the cubes

 

He was really engaged when he realised that they weren’t normal building blocks but were pulled together by magnets. They fit together so easily and snugly and can be moved freely. The cubes really came to life when we opened up the second package – a mix and match 6 cube character themed set. Lucas loved making complete characters such as a fireman, policeman, doctor,monkey, tiger, giraffe and then mixing them up,so the fireman had a giraffe’s head!

 

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The blocks have well thought out features, like the gently contoured and curved corners. They also feature smooth to touch, yet textured surfaces, meaning they’re both easy to grip and pleasant to handle. We then combined an 8 piece cube set with a 27 piece cube set, then the building really started.

 

Geomag Magicube review. Lucas is lead on the floor playing with the cubes

 

Lucas enjoyed matching up corresponding coloured sides and forming rows and making them into towers, occasionally knocking them over and amazed that some pieces stayed together. The fact that the cubes flew across the room allowed me to notice that the cubes themselves were strong and durable. We made a house, tower, chair, table, plane and bird.

 

Geomag Magicube review. A close up if Lucas playing with the cubes with animals on

 

I love the fact you can leave gaps in them, enabling us to have windows in our house to store other toys inside.

The developmental opportunities with these items start from their ability to not only offer visual learning and problem-solving, but also STEM opportunities. The science of the magnets is explored and felt via fine and gross motor play, while the magnetic forces cause great source of amusement as blocks are put together and pulled by the magnet. Other aspects like counting, shape, space and colour can also be explored via these simple yet effective block-based toys.

 

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I was really pleased with the Magicubes, they are fun, engaging, educational and safe. I have enjoyed playing just as much as Lucas. They are a welcome addition to any toy box.

 

Geomag Magicube review

 

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110 Comments

110 Comments on Geomag Magicube review and giveaway

  1. This would be lovely in our house. I love the magnetic aspect which would be loved by not only children but also adults.

  2. Leo spends ages every day with some wooden building blocks. He just builds them up, knocks then down, then builds them up again. I’d love to see his face if he had these!

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