What is it
Classic is the Geomag platform that lets you create an unlimited number of structures using the magnetic bars and steel spheres. This new platform makes it possible to build even bigger and more stable constructions – imagination without limits! The wide range of colours and bright pieces show you a whole new way to play.
What our team of testers said
"Mine doesn't look exactly like the picture, but at least I tried. - Girl aged 9
"If you put them this way, they go away from each other." - Boy aged 6
- Teaches children about the science of magnetism
- Allows for creative expression
- Aids fine motor control
What our experts think
Geomags are a brilliant construction toy that not only allow children to get creative, but also teaches them about the science of magnets – an area covered in Key Stage 2. There is a range of shapes and we like how children have the opportunity to construct 3D shapes, adding to their mathematical knowledge and understanding, as well as building fine motor control and dexterity. With adult input they could be encouraged to name different shapes and discuss their different features (aiding knowledge required as part of the Key Stage 2 curriculum).
The ideas book is a good addition and the children enjoyed following it – it was interesting to see how they approached the constructions and how they assessed their progress and overcame any problems. This promotes logic and problem solving which is important for STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and also approaching more complex concepts. As well as following the book, the children could also make their own creations which allowed them to express themselves creatively – learning through imaginative play.
It would be even better if...
We would have liked the set to come with a travel bag as they are a great toy for taking out and about!
- Brands: Geomag World
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Construction toys
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Design & technology
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Trial and error learning
Understanding the world