Saturday, December 17, 2016

These 4D Magnetic Blocks encouraged a new level of creativity #review

I have many types of blocks in my home for the daycare children, from Mega blocks and Duplo, to the cardboard brick type, wooden blocks, bristle blocks, and even foam blocks. But recently we tried out a set of 4D magnetic blocks that look like tiles and come in different geometrical shapes. I gave each child a turn alone with the blocks so that I could see their reaction, and individual ideas.                                                                                                                              

I was happy to see each child really delve into creating something unique, not just the basic towers, vehicles, or weapons they normally build. Each child paid a lot of attention to the many different shapes included, and they also noticed that the colors looked like jewels, which gave them the ideas to make snowflakes, stars and crowns also. 

As a group, the children really got creative, because they had to build upon each others ideas, and work together.  The magnetic aspect is my favorite part. We work with magnets during our science explorations so the kiddos are used to how they work, and the many ways you can manipulate things differently when they are magnetic. 

You can get your own set of 4D Magnetic Blocks HERE 

I was provided the set of blocks to try out, but my opinions here are my own.

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