STEM is a hot topic right now. You’ll find plenty of information out there about the importance of fostering growth in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, but how do you apply it at home? Perhaps more important, how do you get your kids to love it?
Sunshine Sam is proud to recommend Magna-Tiles, the magnetic building tiles that allow children to explore math, science and creativity for endless hours of fun. Tiles are available in a variety of shapes and colors, allowing even the earliest learners to practice concepts like geometry, pattern recognition, symmetry and more, all while developing fine motor skills. As the child grows, the toy grows with them. They can explore and create with 2-D mosaics (they even stick to the refrigerator door!) and continue to expand with more complex 3-D structures, employing beginning engineering concepts. Spatial reasoning, creative problem solving and logical reasoning skills are developed while actively engaging a child’s creative side.
Magna-Tects, as kids who build with Magna-Tiles are called, can share pictures of their creations online using the hashtags #magnatiles and #sunshinesam and be entered into a drawing for a monthly award. More information about the contest can be found directly on the Magna-Tiles website. Also, every kid can feel like a winner with this printable from Magna-Tiles, certifying your young builder as an official Magna-Tect!
Magna-Tiles have won a long list of awards and has been recognized by various parent and educator groups. They are free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, latex and other toxic materials, making them safe for young hands.
This toy is sure to be a hit for children of all ages. We carry a variety of sets in the store, but others are available as a special order. Stop by the store and check them out!