Wordless Wednesday – Playing with Magnets

by Deb on June 9, 2010

As you could probably guess, I’m a science geek.  I actually bought these while I was pregnant with my first child, knowing I wouldn’t be using them for years.  But I’m a sucker for cool toys like these, little magnets with ball bearings to stick in between.  I have to force myself to leave them alone, I desparately want to build octahedrons or other classic shapes, but they do love them.

Joining magnets

Miss 2 is like her mother, will quietly sit and try things out.

magnet chain

Miss 4 doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘quiet,’ but is an enthusiastic experimenter.

magnet person

It’s not an octahedron, but I think I like it even better.  (Bad Mummy didn’t realise the play rug was so filthy.  Damn those toddler picnics.)

Do you have a favourite toy you bought for you?  Do your kids like it?

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Marita June 9, 2010 at 10:05 am

They are very cool.

I have a friend in her 40’s who has a similar set of magnets that my girls love to play with, thankfully they know to ask first when we visit. They also love to play with her bugle and the remote control car we got her as a birthday gift.

My girls love to play with my computer, my sewing and my real cooking things.

I often buy toys for them with myself in mind as I love to play with their toys too 😀

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Hear Mum Roar June 9, 2010 at 10:22 am

They look like so much fun! I have a floor like that too;)
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Jodi June 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm

These look like such fun. I remember having K’nex and tinker toys as a kid and loving them! These magnet toys look very cool!

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mariposa June 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Cute kids!

Mariposa’s WW

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Sandra June 9, 2010 at 10:53 pm

great shots really captured how much fun they were having

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TrisReports June 10, 2010 at 1:31 am

I love playing with magnets. I pretend they are ships with force fields.
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elijahssong June 10, 2010 at 2:35 am

We have some of these magnets too, my SIL bought them for my son, but they are away for now…he used to stick everything in his mouth….LOL
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Joy @ Joy of Desserts June 10, 2010 at 5:08 am

How cool is that?! Our son loves to play with magnets too. 🙂

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kayla May 5, 2011 at 6:44 am

i love them… coolio<3

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