AD – This Geomag Confetti set was sent to us for the purposes of review. You can win the same set by entering the giveaway at the end of the post. Good luck!
We were thrown into self-isolation just before the lock down happened. I recieved the dreaded phone call from nursery: Pickle had a temperature. It was a bit of a whirlwind and I didn’t get chance to do a last minute shop for supplies to keep him occupied during (what I thought at the time would be) two weeks of being ‘stuck in the house’. With two parents attempting to work from home, he needed something that would keep him entertained and that I could feel guilt free about. It really was an absolute treat to then discover that Geomag were sending us this Geomag Confetti 127 Pieces set. Phew.
I often see Pickle playing with magnetic building toys at nursery, so I knew this would be right up his street. As soon as we opened the package, he jumped up and down with glee and it was lovely to see him so excited. This Geomag Confetti set (127 pieces) includes 61 metallic balls (Pickle calls them magnet balls, but the balls themselves aren’t magnetic), 60 magnetic rods in bright colours of red, orange, green and blue and some platforms (squares and pentagonal shapes) to use to reinforce structures. There’s also a handy leaflet that gives some great ideas for building, including some cool little experiments with polarity.
We’ve had lots of fun with the set already, and I’m already eyeing up further sets to expand our Geomag collection and enable us to build even bigger and better creations. What I’ve particularly enjoyed observing is the increase in structure complexity that Pickle has been building. On Day One, he was mainly interested in seeing how many rods he could stick together in a long line and whether they’d reach from one end of the hallway to the other (spoiler alert: they did). The next day, he realised they could stick to the radiator and he began building a structure using the radiator to help it grow extra tall. Soon he realised triangular shapes were stronger than trying to build vertically and then he began enjoying making lots of smaller more intricate structures and connecting them together.
If you’re looking for a STEM toy that your child will enjoy, I can wholeheartedly recommend this Geomag Confetti set. Geomag does come in other colourways too, but I’m quite happy to stick to these brightly coloured sets and would love to add some panels to our collection. Pickle is currently three years old (almost four) and I know he’s going to have many years ahead where he’ll continue to enjoy building with this. I mean, I really quite enjoyed it too! The polarity experiments in the leaflet are a bit beyond Pickle at the moment, but I loved making a snapping crocodile, and Pickle now always asks me if I want to make a crocodile when we play together. Whilst he is quite able and content to build independently, I would recommend keeping an eye on any little ones whilst playing as the spheres are of an easily-swallowable size.
Another bonus of this set is that the metal spheres are heavier than the plastic marbles Pickle currently has for his marble run – so he’s also really enjoyed racing the Geomag balls with his plastic ones down his marble run creations too.
I owe a big thank you to Geomag. Receiving this set brought a little bit of sunshine and fun to our self-isolation, and it’s with great pleasure that I run the following giveaway to give another family this treat too.
Win a Geomag Confetti Set (127 pieces, worth £70)
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