Learning Resources 'Primary Science Magnet Set ' Review/Giveaway

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I can remember when I was little and obsessed with magnets. I think it is really neat how they can either come together really fast or they can just float close to each other but never touch. My dad had a magnet tool that he would use when working on the car or other things. I would always play with it while I was outside being his little helper. Now that I have kids of my own, I can tell how intrigued they are with magnets as well. Of course, I would prefer another method of discovering magnets for them than tools. With the Primary Science Magnet Set from Learning Resources, they now have a fun and interesting way to learn all about magnets. Plus, hubby and I had fun too.

 About Learning Resources: It is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home. For more than 25 years, the company has been a trusted source for educators and parents for quality, award-winning educational products. Since its founding in 1984, Learning Resources’ continues to be guided by its mission to develop quality educational products that make learning exciting for children of all ages and abilities. The Company strives to create hands-on products that build a concrete foundation of skills through exploration, imagination and fun. Its steadfast adherence to this mission is evidenced by hundreds of award-winning products and the thousands of children, teachers and parents who enjoy them.

On the Learning Resources website it has two different tabs, one is for Teachers and the other is for Parents. When shopping you can shop by age, category, subject, or brand. This allows you to better find exactly what you are looking for. The Company has a diverse product line of over 1300 proprietary products which serves children and their families, from kindergarten, primary, and middle school markets focused in the areas of mathematics, science, early childhood, reading, Spanish language, English language learning and teacher resources. 
This helps attract early learners to the wonders of magnetism! Great for ages 5 and up. They are able to explore how the magnets attract and repel. Comes with chunky playful magnets in a variety of shapes, 10 different activity cards, and a large maze tray.
It didn't take long for my kids to want to play with the Magnet Set ofter they saw hubby and me checking it out. I love how there are so many different fun activities you can do with this set. You are able to move little lady bugs around on the maze while moving a handle around the bottom of the maze. You are also able to put a ring on the stand then put another one and it will float above the other magnet. To the kids it was like magic. You are able to see how one way you can stack the magnets on each other, or how they will come together and get stuck really fast. You are also able to use opposite sides of the magnets to where you can move the magnets or have them float, without them ever touching. Very amazing. 

All components of the set are magnetized, there is a really cool Handle magnet, that is kid friendly spin on the design of a traditional U-shaped magnet. Oddly, this was my favorite thing in the set. Something about its design screamed "cool" and "innovation". Of course, my son's favorite parts were the little magnetized cars, which can also be "magically" moved via magnet under the table.

I am really happy with the included activity cards, as they are really interesting. There are a lot of really cool suggestions that you can try and be amazed by. The ideas on the activity cards will help you think of even more creative ideas. The kids have had so much fun testing this and that. I feel they have learned a lot about how magnets work, the pull they have and gravity. This would be great for any classroom, or at home to teach your little ones.

Where to purchase: Right from their website and prices will vary depending on what you will purchase. You are able to purchase from Amazon .
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