Friday, July 31, 2015

Playing the summer away

Being a daycare provider and a mom of 4, I am always looking for great toys to occupy the kids. When I come across a toy that is beyond great, and worth the money, I love to share my finds. 
I am all about free play and I am a big advocate of playing outside whenever possible...but in the times when I just need it a little quieter and want the kids to do their own 'station,' these toys are amazing!


Magna-Tiles are the generic version of Play Mags and are literally identical. Both of them are great, just depends if you want to save some cash. Magna-Tiles are a bit cheaper, but I assure you that they are worth every penny. I have kids ages 2-9 in my daycare and everyone of them LOVES these blocks. We build everything with them...towers, ramps, buildings, basketball hoops {just for Blake}...the possibilities are endless. Hours and hours of fun!



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MagnaMIX is great for creativity and hours of fun! The patterns can get a bit tough for kids 2-3 years, but Blake is just starting to get it and loves putting them together. They are magnetic and the kids have to matching numbers and colors to match different designs and pictures. Then when they are done, they just push the top purple button to release all the magnets.


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Playstix are great for fine motor skills, building and creativity. The have sample ideas you can copy, or you can make up your own creation. All my kids in my daycare play with these...even the big kids. They like to challenge themselves to copy the pictures on the cover of the box. It's a great quiet activity with tons of possibilities.



 These are all my own opinions and I was not paid or compensated for this post.

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