Why we love Playmags magnetic tiles

Why we love Playmags magnetic tiles

Recently we were sent a set of Playmags magnetic tiles to review. We already had one set that we bought our eldest daughter (F age 4) last Christmas. Without a doubt, they are the best gift we bought her. She plays with them all the time, near enough every day. We had planned to get her a second set for this Christmas so I was thrilled to be sent a set to review.

Playmags magnetic tile review

You might not be familiar with Playmags magnetic tiles as they don’t seem to be that widely available here in the UK. You can buy them from Amazon here (this is an affiliate link, if you buy through it I receive a small fee from Amazon. This does not affect the price you pay). I first saw these colourful magnetic tiles on American blogs and knew we needed some. We love our set and I really feel they should be a much more popular toy here in the UK.

Playmags magnetic tile review

You can purchase a few different sets of Playmags magnetic tiles. This is a great starter set and is £49.99 on Amazon. It contains 60 tiles. If you’ve never seen them before they are translucent plastic tiles with magnets around the edge (the magnets are sealed inside the plastic tile). They come in a rainbow of colours (and you know how much I love colour). The magnets are strong which allows you to build easily.

Playmags magnetic tile review

They are suitable from age 3 which I would say is right. F was 3 and a half when she got them and they were perfect for her straight away. My 7 year old nephew has also enjoyed playing with them too. My youngest is just 16 months and as you can see from these photos, she likes to try and play too. I would say she is too young for them really but she is drawn to the bright colours (and anything her big sister is doing). The magnets are too strong for her and she can’t pull them apart and she can get her little fingers pinched between two tiles. If you are looking for a magnetic toy for toddlers then have a read of my Geomag magicube safari set review (and until the 29th October you can enter to win a set).

Playmags magnetic tile review

As you can see from these photos, F loves playing with these tiles and she plays with them in a variety of ways. She loves building tall towers or rockets and she often adds her Happyland figures too. We’ve also used them to learn about shapes and patterns. They are fantastic on our DIY light tables as they are gorgeous when the light shines through them (no photo sorry as ours needs repairing as a certain little person destroyed it).

Playmags magnetic tile review

Playmags magnetic tiles are a great STEM toy for preschoolers and primary school age kids. They have fun playing them without realising that they are learning hand-eye coordination, problem-solving and fine motor skills. They have fun building structures and develop creative and engineering skills. I can’t wait to see what structures she can build with double the number of tiles. If you are stuck for ideas for Christmas for a child of 3 or more, I really can’t recommend these enough.

Playmags magnetic tile review

Playmags magnetic tile review

Disclosure – we were set a set of Playmags magnetic tiles to review in exchange for an honest review. All photos, words and opinions are my own.

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22 Comments

  1. October 18, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I’ve been thinking about Playmags for Alexander, so thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree on them not be that widely available / spoken about here in the UK – I also found them from a US blog.

    • Claire
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      If he’s anything like my daughter, he will love them.

  2. October 19, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    You know I think my son would love these. He loves building things, I think he’s a budding architect! I’ve been looking at these for a while, I think I’ll get him some for Christmas. Thanks!

    • Claire
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      I’m sure you won’t be dissapointed.

  3. October 24, 2017 / 7:55 am

    These look fabulous! I had something similar when I was a child but haven’t seen this new version, they look fabulous for developing fine motor skills and developing a child’s imagination :o)

    #TriedTested

    • Claire
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      How interesting. I don’t remember anything like them from my childhood.

  4. October 24, 2017 / 8:32 am

    These are so clever but so simple! I think my four year old would love these, as well as her little brother!

    • Claire
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:26 pm

      I think that’s the beauty of them. Simple, clever abd open ended.

  5. October 24, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Ahh! I have seen these but never knew where to buy them….They look and sound fantastic! It one of those things that kids can play for hours with and the possibilities are endless x #TriedTested

    • Claire
      Author
      October 24, 2017 / 11:25 pm

      My daughter does play with them for hours. It’s a shame they are not more widely available.

  6. October 24, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    These are fabulous, what a great idea! #TriedTested

  7. October 25, 2017 / 9:12 am

    My kids are obsessed with magnetic toys but we haven’t tried these as yet.
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

    • Claire
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      They would love these themn.

  8. October 25, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    These look amazing! I have seen them in my sons class, and they are always popular! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    • Claire
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      How lucky that yoir son has these at school

  9. October 25, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I remember something like this as a child, they were so much fun and creative too, I’m so pleased they are still around #TriedTested

    • Claire
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Fun, creative and educational too (reengineering), what more could you want.

  10. October 25, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    This is amazing, love it, looks so fun and bright X #triedtested

    • Claire
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      They’re fab

  11. December 14, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    These look brilliant- I think I’ve seen them on your instagram feed and they look great for so many activities! #bloggerpinparty

  12. December 18, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    These magnet tiles are great! They are a favorite of my sons at his preschool.

  13. December 24, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    These are delightful. I recall playing with something similar in toddler group when I was little but they weren’t magnetic. #bloggerpinparty

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