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11 Best Magnetic Toys and Building Blocks for Kids

If you’re looking for magnetic toys for toddlers or kids, you can’t go wrong with the list we’ve put together. Below we look at the newest and best magnetic building blocks on the market for safe play with magnets.

Magnetic toys are also educational and very easy to build with, no matter what age you are. Kids can learn how magnets attract one another, how much weight certain magnets can hold and how sometimes they can repel each other.

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Magnets always stick to each other, so kids can build without the frustration of standard blocks not fitting properly. Plus, they also help children develop their hand eye co-ordination and learn more about standard architecture and building.

From building intricate interlocking magnet sets to simple and easy to use blocks, there is something for everyone. Here are 11 of the best magnetic toys that will keep kids busy and hopefully quiet (for at least 5 mins anyway).

Best Magnetic Toys for Kids 2017

1. Magformers

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Place and pull up with the Magformers set. These cool magnetic toys let you build in a unique way. Simply place the blocks flat on a surface and use the included booklet to show you builds that you can do. Once you have placed all the blocks then pull up your creation from the center main piece, and watch as your build turns from 2D into a 3D build. This set comes with thirty pieces consisting of squares and triangles.

2. WowWee Magnaflex Rainbow Set

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While most magnetic building blocks are stiff and sturdy, the WowWee Magnaflex Rainbow Set is a more limber toy. This kit comes with thirty four pieces that are shaped like elongated ovals. The tips and middle are magnetic, while the sides are zippered so that you can connect them. Also included is an idea structure booklet that shows you how to create animals, buildings, jewellery and more.

3. Tegu

Beautiful and versatile, these wooden magnetic building blocks by Tegu are an art piece alone. The block are made from wood and lightly painted over in pastel colors so that you can still see the wood grain embedded. This set comes with fourteen pieces and are safe for kids to use with no lead paint and non toxic parts. This set is a great introduction to wooden building toys and you can purchase more of the blocks to add to your collection.

4. Magz-Bricks

Magz-Bricks are fun magnetic toys that consist of magnetized block that are identical in shape. These blocks come in a variety of different colors and are easy to stack by using the magnets to connect them for a sturdy build. The magnetic force is a strong and sturdy hold that can be put together fast and effortlessly. This set comes with sixty blocks.

5. PicassoTiles

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Let your imagination be your guide with these magnetic building blocks. The Picasso tiles come in various shapes and sizes. They are easy to construct and they pack away easily when you need to store them. These blocks encourage you to make 3D forms, like castles with tall pointy roofs or animals. This set comes with sixty blocks and an instructions booklet to get them started with building.

6. Tomy Gearation Refrigerator Magnets

Kids love learning about gears, and these Refrigerator Magnets are sure to be a hit in your house. This set comes with five colorful gear magnets that can be placed in various locations for different reactions. The main gear has an on and off switch and is battery operated. These creativity and imagination encouraging magnets whirl, spin and the gears flip as they work together.

7. Melissa and Doug Switch and Spin Magnetic Gear Board

Enhance your little one’s motor skills with the Switch and Spin Magnetic Gear Board. This set comes with eight magnetic pegs, eight gears and five double sided design templates. On each template there is a place for you to set the pegs and gears so they match the colors and line up on the photo. Once everything is in place you can spin the gears and watch them all move different ways.

8. Goobi

This scientific and physics based Goobi Construction set, is utilized by connecting the long rods to small circular balls. This gives any build a reinforced stability and offers easy pivotal construction. The Goobi set comes with two hundred and two magnetic building pieces and a booklet with inspiration for building shapes and designs.

9. Guidecraft Powerclix Organics

Build something out of the box with the Guidecraft Powerclix Organics building set. These blocks are different from ordinary shapes, and instead are more of an open ended shape that reflects what is found in nature. These blocks have non repellent magnetic tips and connect easily to build. This set includes forty-eight blocks and an instruction manual that shows step by step colorful pages on how to build different structures.

10. Magic Shapes

These foam magnetic toys are a great way for your child to enjoy building. The Magic Shapes set comes with fifty-four foam blocks that can build endless 3D creations. The blocks have fun and bright colors to liven up any castle or animal. Also included is a magnetic building surface to add extra stability to your structures. Shapes in this set include squares, circles, triangles and rectangles.

11. SmartMax

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You can build a cool ball run with this exciting magnetic building blocks toy. The SmartMax ball run comes with seventy-four pieces that connect easily via magnets so that you can build without trouble. Also included is an instruction booklet to get you started with some basic ball run builds. After you have mastered those then you are able to build you own run. This set also teaches your kids about how magnets repel and attract via its warm versus cool colors parts.

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