I'm calling it. Connetix Magnetic Tiles are our families favourite open-ended toy. That's a big call, I know. But since this toy entered our home, there hasn't been a day go by where my children haven't played with them. I am convinced they are the ultimate open-ended, educational toy
So what are Connetix Magnetic Tiles?
Connetix magnetic tiles are open-ended construction toys. They come in various colours, and shapes, made using non-toxic, BPA and Phthalate free, food-grade ABS plastic, and super strong magnets.
Connetix are unique in that they use a bevelled design for strength, scratch prevention and stunning reflections. They also have riveted corners for extra safety. Not to mention, they are an Australian owned company, with their head office located in Perth.
Why do I love them?
Being a busy homeschool family, toys that are child-led, open-ended and educational are worth their weight in gold. My children range in age from 1 - 9 years old. They all love playing with Connetix, and can do so both independently, together as a family, and with friends, supporting important social skills such as teamwork, cooperation, perseverance and resilience.
Having a go to toy that everyone loves is incredibly beneficial. Especially when I need to answer that email, change a nappy, or focus on one childs needs away from the distractions of the rest of my noisy tribe. Connetix quickly engrosses each of my children to use their imagination and creativity to play and build in a range of different and innovative ways.
They don't take up much space, either. They are straightforwardly stored in an easy reach basket, or a box in the cupboard to be rotated, and are portable without effort, to take with you to entertain them on the run.
What are the Educational Benefits of Magnetic Tiles?
- They are STEM approved
- Encourage cognitive development
- Build spatial awareness
- Develop hand-eye coordination
- Benefit fine and gross motor skills
- They help children build knowledge around scientific and mathematical concepts - all through PLAY!
Are they Compatible with other Magnetic Tile Brands?
You betcha! They are fully compatible with Picasso Tiles, Magna Tiles, Playmags, Children Hub, Cossy, Innomags & Magees.
***Supervision is required at all times for children under 3 years