Magformers Review

Magformers Review

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I have seen Magformers all over the internet but we have never owned a set until now.  I figured my kids would love them, but we had tons of open ended building toys and I just could’t get myself to buy another.  So, when Educents asked us to review Magformers I was thrilled!!

If I am being honest, I wasn’t quite sure the 30 piece set would provide enough for my kids to really get into. Boy, was I wrong. They have thouroughly enjoyed this set and have done TONS with it!

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I video taped Ladybug {age 6} as she was first exploring with the set so you could see her authentic reaction and how well she was able to follow the guide.  I was mainly looking for the clarity of instructions, her ability to follow them, and how the actual pieces stayed in place. Take a peek below to see her building two different things, the video is less than 2 minutes, and shows her very enthusiastic reaction to her success!


Here is the photo version…

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She began with the simple cube and then added a roof of triangles.

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After experiencing great joy and success, she decided to go for something big! She did this all on her own, in the video I began taping at this point, but she laid this entire thing out by herself, only needing me to help where she miscounted one row.

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She was absolutely thrilled with the result and I couldnt believe how sturdy it was!

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My boys love the Magformers too. We have had random creations almost daily since we got these.  Here is one of my favorites, made by my 13 year old son for my 9 year old.

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Final Thoughts…

I definitely recommend Magformers for a few reasons.  I love how sturdy they are, the creations don’t fall apart!  You can do a lot with a few pieces, we have the smallest set and it has already provided hours of play. I love the colors and the way you can add other sets onto your first set to keep expanding. The appeal to young and older kids is a big plus, it’s a great family toy. So much learning happens through play and this toy is no exception!

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Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Through The Bible A- Z Wrap Up

Raising Lil Rock Stars Through the Bible A to Z

We made it all the way through Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Through the Bible A-Z!  In honor of this I wanted to do a wrap-up post with direct links to all of our posts showing my daughter using this program.  I am also including a special discount code within this post for you to buy the bundle!

New to RLRS?  See our introduction post here!

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Only in the Bundle!

What you see below is only in the bundle, so in addition to having the base files all in one place, you also get the printable verse tunes, verse traces, flashcards, cut & glue the verse, and a handy checklist.

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Verse Tune Videos

See alll of the verse tune videos here – Verse Tunes Playlist on YouTube!

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RLRS in Action!

See all of our posts by clicking on the letter you want to go to!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter A for Attitude  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter B for Believes  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter C for Created

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter D for Directs Isaiah 48  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter E for Everything Philippians 2  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter F is for Follow Matthew 4

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 160

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!


Wow! Where did January go?!?! It flew by so quickly! Ready or not, here comes February! So many fun days are in February – Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Leap Day! Do you have any special plans with your Tot for any of these days? Don’t forget to link up to the Gathering Place to share your ideas with the rest of us! You may inspire another Mama!

While a majority of the northeast coast is still digging out from the blizzard last weekend and are getting tired of snow, maybe you southern folk or west coasters need a fun winter sensory bin! Take a peak over at Fumbling Through Parenthood (& Homeschooling) to see what Mama Julie put together for her southern boys!

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I love getting a glimpse into your Tot School lives! Head on over to The Keeper of the Memories to see what Tot School is like with Mama Cristi and Tot E!

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Are you looking for a fun and easy activity with a lot of heart? Check out the sweet sensory bin that Mama Swapna put together for her Tot over at The Practical Mom!

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Homeschool Blog Sponsors December

We are so thankful for our blog sponsors and want to share them with you each month!  Read below to see what reviews & giveaways we have coming soon, and about any special discounts our sponsors are offering right now.

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Learning Multiplication with Spielgaben

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.

Multiplication with Spielgaben

Exploring Multiplication

I decided to take this past month and explore multiplication with Ladybug, using the Spielgaben set.  She really enjoyed this and it was great timing, she was a little sponge!  I love exposing skills in a fun way, before they actually need to master the skills.

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Using the activity presented in the Spielgaben Math Manual, we worked with 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s {all done on different days}. We followed the same plan for each set and explored together in the same way each time.  We used the rings and small dots to explore, and made a new chart for each set.


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For 10s, I taught her to use a big dot to repreent 10.

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This was such a fun and simple way to expose her to the basics of multiplication.

Totally unrelated to multiplication, but isn’t her snowman cute!?!

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See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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