This 22 piece set allows children to build space vehicles, or anything else that their imagination allows, all while learning about how geometric shapes come together to form an object. The set contains squares, equilateral triangles, isosceles triangles, an astronaut square, wheels, and an antenna / satellite dish.
It also contains high quality, double-sided learning cards, which facilitate the main principles of playing with MAGFORMERS®, and inspire creative ideas for children of all ages. The cards range from learning about simple shapes and colours, simple 2D puzzles for younger children, through to more complex 2D puzzles that parents and younger children can work on together.
Children can also learn about 2D to 3D modelling, with the fold out ‘life-size’ cards, which allows the child to place the actual pieces on top of the 2D shape and then transform the 2D shapes into a 3D model by lifting the pieces put together on the flat lay. This involves laying the pieces flat on the card, and using their magnetic power to transform them into 3D structures.
To aid the next level of learning, there are 20 model cards of space vehicles that can be built. The idea is for the child to work out how to build the vehicle by looking at the picture, rather than following ‘step by step’ instructions. This trains the child to think about the shapes and number of pieces required to make the vehicle. Importantly, it also requires the child to develop rotational skills, by working out which shapes would be on the unseen side.
This is a really fun, unique construction set that is fully compatible with other MAGFORMERS® sets. The space theme is integrated throughout this entire set with fantastic colours and illustrations, and the many builds will keep kids busy and entertained, whilst fostering brain development, motor skills, and general exploration! The pieces are highly durable, and children can also use the pieces to build whatever their imagination permits (including planes, buildings or other structures, houses, balls, cubes, geometric shapes…the possibilities are limited only by imagination)!
By playing with this set, as with every other compatible MAGFORMERS® set, children will be developing Spatial Awareness, Rotation, 2D to 3D Modelling, Mathematical and Scientific thinking, Reasoning, Sensory Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Creativity, Curiosity, Imagination, Problem Solving and Engineering Principles…all while having fun!!