Playing with the brightly colored GeoSphere Magnetic Building Set by GeoSmart yields STEM benefits, fun, and includes patented double-locking magnets for safety.
GeoSmart sells several incredible sets of magnetic building toys on Amazon. Some include power, others, like the GeoSphere set, include a spinner so kids can move their creations. OMG Goodies recognizes the importance of STEM toys and can’t wait to share this one with you!
My Thoughts About the GeoSphere Magnetic Building Set:
The first time I saw a magnetic building set I found myself enamored of it. My husband’s cousin showed it to me and allowed my then 6-year-old to play with it. I’d never seen such a great building set. Suddenly roofing on buildings existed and it was possible to make spheres. Soon after seeing the building set and keeping an eye out for one, my husband’s cousin moved and I forgot the name of the set. Several years passed before I found a similar set.
Today, people find similar building sets with a few key strokes. Search for “magnetic building set” on Amazon and 3,276 results appear on your screen. Many include similar looking pieces that might make parents look for the least expensive. We all know the least expensive isn’t always best. That’s when we read reviews. Reading thousands of reviews in order to purchase a Christmas present gets old super fast. At that point, we use the quick and easy method and purchase the set that shows great pictures of what kids can build, has at least 4 stars and 50 reviews, and is the least expensive choice of those filtered options.
Did you get the right one? What is it about one set that makes it better or different than another? The moving parts and patented double locking magnets place GeoSmart sets apart from all the others.
Several other companies manufacture their sets with the magnets encased in plastic covers. Though difficult to break, if a piece does break, the exposed magnet risks becoming lost. Such strong magnets are dangerous to people and pets who may decide to pick one up and taste it — especially if more than one magnet is lost.
GeoSmart patented double-locking magnets uses a double-welded inner core. The magnets are then covered with a stainless steel cap which will not come off of the core even if the outer polycarbonate layers do happen to break. No one needs to worry about the magnets’ abilities to hurt a child because these magnets simply can’t hurt anyone!
The movement factor:
GeoSphere creations are not stationary. The spinner allows children to spin any design they can keep balanced! What a great feature! My now 14-year-old son, the same son at the beginning of this review, enjoys creating his very own GeoSphere shapes and figuring out how to balance the designs on the spinner. Watch the video to see the basics of the spinner.
The skills kids learn with such a fantastic building set increase with each use. Kids learn the basics of science and math as they work to build their own creations. They also learn about balance and what makes balancing on the spinner possible. Fine motor skills also increase as they maneuver they build whatever their minds can imagine.
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GeoSphere includes 31 pieces; 18 squares, 12 triangles, and a spinner. Purchase your GeoSmart GeoSphere set on Amazon!
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