The Original Magformers
Are you looking for a toy that is not just another toy that your child will put to the side after a very short time?
Are you looking for a toy that is not just another character based toy that offers no educational benefit?
Are you looking for a toy that is a system that continually and consistently educates and develops your child’s brain?
Are you looking for a toy that will capture your child’s attention and keep them away from the mind-numbing games and electronics? A toy that will give your child an advantage and a real head start in life?
If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions, then look no further!
READ ON TO DISCOVER THE EXCITING AND MAGICAL WORLD OF MAGFORMERS!
It is a world of exploration and discovery, limited only by your child’s imagination!
WHAT ARE MAGFORMERS AND HOW WILL THEY HELP YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT?
Magformers consists of bright, colourful and fun educational shapes.
Each piece contains encapsulated 360 degree rotating magnets that always rotate to attract to the magnet encapsulated in the next shape.
Rather than the usual stacking or interlocking block, Magformers can be connected in any direction in 3D. This is due to the powerful rotating magnets encapsulated within deliberately placed contact points within each piece!
Magformers are easy to assemble and disassemble when compared to blocks that insert or interlock to assemble.
Magformers pieces are not designed only for stacking purposes like normal blocks, they are designed to demonstrate amazing connecting power regardless of their direction!
Magformers uses neodymium magnets that are 5 times more powerful than magnets in ordinary toys to allow for secure attachment.
A Magnet has a positive and negative pole and the opposite poles of the magnet attract each other while the same poles of the magnet repel each other.
The neodymium magnets, which are encapsulated within all edge surfaces of Magformers, rotate to any direction and connect to each other regardless of their position when two Magformers are brought together!
The result is that the shapes connect and fit with each other perfectly, so that your child (or your inner child!) can design and build any structure, vehicle, robot, animal, plant, ball, shape…in fact the possibilities are limited only by imagination…
The combination of shapes, colours and, in some sets, more technical accessories, will give your child the tools to create unlimited designs! Please see the end of this listing for further information about more technical sets.
Imagine how happy and excited your child will be when they show you their latest creative design!
Imagine how proud you will feel when your child has mastered the art of 3D modelling, all the while being conscious that your child is learning and developing their brain while having fun!
Imagine having the colourful pieces in your hands right now!
What would you and your child build together? A vehicle (Plane? Helicopter? Car? Bus? Truck? Bike? Boat?) An animal? A building? One of the seven wonders? A castle? A bridge or other structure? Furniture? A robot? A dinosaur? A tree, flower or plant? Fruit? A unique geometric design? The possibilities are endless!
But Magformers is more than just a fun 3D modelling tool…
Magformers fosters “3D Brain training” in your child.
READ ON TO FIND OUT HOW AND WHY….
SAFETY FIRST! BEWARE OF FAKES!
Never let your children play with magnetic toys where the magnets might come loose, or with loose magnets.
This is why genuine Magformers are subjected to regular safety testing to ensure the pieces are made to a very high standard, so that the small magnets are encapsulated safely and will not come loose even with a reasonable level of abuse during play.
The Magformers sold through store are 100% guaranteed to be genuine Magformers and have therefore been safety tested to relevant International and Australian Toy Safety Standards.
We provide warranty, support and after care to customers purchasing genuine Magformers products through this store.
IT IS SIMPLY NOT WORTH THE RISK TO BUY FAKE PRODUCTS, THIS IS ESPECIALLY THE CASE FOR TOYS USING MAGNETS!
HOW TO SPOT THE FAKES
So how can you tell if you are buying high quality genuine Magformers products, as opposed to cheaper, lower quality fake copies? Well, the only way to really be sure, when buying Magformers is to buy from a authorised Magformers Reseller such as Teach me Toys.
Otherwise, please be aware that some sellers will tell you that their product is “compatible with” or “works with” Magformers (these are most likely lower quality fakes).
Others will, unfortunately, not be as honest and will tell you that their product is a “genuine” or “original” Magformers product, when it is not, so it will pay off if you know how to spot the fakes.
Here’s how to tell:
• Fake products can be sold in plastic tubs, buckets, cans or boxes, and can that have the word “magformers” (or a very similar word / logo) on the container. Others are sold in bubble wrap without a box.
• Brand new genuine Magformers always come in a factory sealed box, with the registered and trademarked “Magformers®” brand name clearly displayed on the box.
• Fake products generally have colours that just look ‘off’. Something about them does not look quite ‘right’.
• Genuine Magformers come in many various vivid bright and attractive colours, shapes, pieces and accessories that the fake products simply do not offer. In addition to the 8 basic Magformers colours (red, orange, yellow, light green, sky blue, blue, light purple and pink), genuine Magformers products offer solid primary colours that are attractive to children, such as bright neon colours and pastel colours!
• Various vivid colours make models brighter and help elicit your child’s senses and emotions by adding visual stimuli.
• Fake products also have less designs, shapes, sets (and innovation!), which limits what your child can build. They also lack the accessories found in many of the genuine Magformers sets. See below for more about accessories!
Most importantly, it is unknown whether the fake products have ever been subjected to any safety testing whatsoever. Many of the fake products are offered for sale by overseas sellers, who are not subject to the same strict safety standards as Australia.
As an Australian seller, we ensure that our genuine Magformers products comply with all relevant safety standards before we sell them, in order to keep your child safe.
SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
Here are only some of the very good reasons why you should only buy genuine Magformers:
• The plastic used in genuine Magformers (a type of ABS plastic) is of a very high quality and is used only in Magformers.
• In fact, the actual plastic used has been created just for Magformers! This means that no other plastic toy is made from the same plastic as genuine Magformers!
• It is a very strong plastic that will not break easily with ordinary use, or even with a reasonable level of abuse during play. However, as with any other plastic, please keep the pieces away from very high temperatures to avoid the pieces melting.
• Genuine Magformers uses neodymium magnets that are 5 times more powerful than magnets in ordinary toys to allow for secure attachment, but also allows for easy and quick disassembly.
• Genuine Magformers have 48-hour anti-rusting qualities (however it is recommended that you keep the pieces dry at all times).
• Genuine Magformers are tested to International and Australian safety standards, including the following:
ASTM F963-11 - Physical and mechanical tests
ASTM F963-11 - Flammability Test of Materials other than textile materials
ASTM F963-11 Heavy elements - Soluble elements test for substrate materials
ASTM F963-11 Heavy elements - Total Lead content
U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Title 16 CFR 1303 - Total Lead content in surface coating
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 2008 Title I Section 101 - Total Lead content in surface coating
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 2008 Title I Section 101 - Total Lead content in non-surface coating materials (substrate)
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 2008 Title I, Section 108 - Phthalate content
EN71-1 : 2011 - Mechanical and Physical properties
EN71-2 : 2011 - Flammability test
EN71-3 : 2013 - Migration of certain elements
REACH Regulation (EC) no. 1907/2006, Annex XVII Items 51 & 52 & amendment no. 552/2009 (formerly known as Directive 2005/84/EC) - Phthalates content requirement
Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124-1:2013 - Mechanical and physical tests
Australian Trade Practice Act 1974 with Consumer Protection Notice no. 14 of 2003 Consumer Product Safety Standard for toys for children up to and including 36 months of age
Australian Trade Practice Act 1974 with Consumer Protection Notice no. 5 of 2010 Consumer Product Safety Standard for children's toys containing magnets
Competition Consumer Act 2010 with Consumer Protection Notice no. 5 of 2012 for magnetic objects
Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124-2:2009 - Flammability test
Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124-3:2003 (Australian Trade Practice Act 1974 with Consumer Protection Notice no. 1, 2009 - Consumer Product Safety Standard for Lead and certain elements in children’s toys.) - Toxic elements test
Australian Customs Notice no. 2007/46 - amendments to the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 Schedule 2 Item 2 - Toxic elements test.
Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124-3:2012 - Toxic elements test
REACH Regulation (EC) No.1907/2006 , Annex XVII Item 23 & amendment No. 835/2012 - Cadmium content requirement
EN 62115 : 2005 + A11 : 2012 / AC : 2013 - Safety of electric toy
PLEASE DO NOT RISK YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY BY BUYING LOWER QUALITY FAKE PRODUCTS PRETENDING TO BE THE REAL DEAL: ENSURE THAT YOU BUY ONLY GENUINE MAGFORMERS PRODUCTS.
Of course, as with any other activity that your children take part in, competent supervision is recommended at all times for younger children.
AND… WE HAVEN’T EVEN TOLD YOU THE MANY REASONS WHY YOU WILL WANT TO INVEST IN YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT BY BUYING GENUINE MAGFORMERS…
…PLEASE KEEP READING TO DISCOVER WHY…
GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START IN LIFE!!
HOW MAGFORMERS WILL HELP YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN DEVELOPMENT, BY ALLOWING THEM TO USE, DEVELOP AND IMPROVE (AT LEAST) EIGHT ESSENTIAL FORMS OF INTELLIGENCE, INTELLECT AND SKILL:
1. Modelling: Magformers will develop your child’s modelling skills by allowing them to create an unlimited number of models, designs and figures using magnetic shapes that come in bright vivid colours.
2. Creativity: Magformers will enhance your child’s intelligence and creativity through his or her design and configuration of 3D shapes and models.
This is done by providing your child with the physical tools (attractive shapes, colours and other accessories) that allow your child to be creative, imaginative, inspired, artistic, inventive and resourceful, without even realising that they are learning at the same time! Lucky them!
IF YOUR CHILD HAS DIFFICULTY WORKING OUT HOW 2D PATTERNS CAN BECOME 3D SHAPES, MAGFORMERS CAN HELP!! TO FIND OUT WHY, KEEP READING…
3. Scientific Thinking: Magformers will teach your child about:
The principles of magnetism.The principles behind the three dimensional world.They will discover how to turn planar 2D designs into 3D shapes, using one or more of the six ‘ways to use Magformers’ listed below (“Combine”, “Fold”, “Pull Up”, “Roll”, “Transform”, “Wall” – keep reading below to find out what each of these methods involve!)Spatial thinking – Spatial thinking is “seeing in the mind’s eye”. Children will learn to picture the location of objects, their shapes and the relation to each other and the paths they take as they move about. They will also learn about mental rotation, which is the process by which one imagines what something would look like as the vantage point changes. Spatial thinking is crucial to solving problems big and small.
4. Mathematical Thinking: Magformers will develop your child’s mathematical thinking by allowing them to better understand and utilise concepts of geometric shapes and space.
For example, they will learn how six 2D squares can become a 3D cube!You can combine your teaching of mathematical concepts with your teaching of the scientific concepts and the six ‘ways to use Magformers’ to create the 3D cube in a variety of exciting and attractive colours!Your child will have hours of fun without even realising that they are learning these real-world concepts, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and patterns!
5. Curiosity: Magformers will effectively stimulate your child’s curiosity by providing satisfaction through creative play.
Your child will start to recognise shapes in the real world and will develop a sense of curiosity regarding how those real structures can be constructed using Magformers!Your child might even build their own creations and then begin to recognise their own shapes in real world structures, buildings, designs and shapes!
Your child will also develop a genuine curiosity as to how 2D patterns can become 3D models. They will gradually move from the simple ‘2D squares → 3D cube’ to more complex 2D → 3D structures.
The best part is that their own curiosity, and the fun they will have finding solutions to that curiosity, will be the only motivation they need to learn more…without even realising that they are learning and developing all of these skills!
6. Reasoning: Magformers will improve your child’s reasoning skills through the process of assembling planar figures into 3D shapes.
In other words, they will need to use and develop their reasoning skills in order to satisfy themselves as to how the examples listed in the curiosity can be resolved in their own young minds. This is true brain development!All the while, they will be visually stimulated by the vibrant colours and unique shapes, and will have hours of fun developing these skills!7. Imagination: Magformers will foster the infinite imagination of your child while they make 2D geometric shapes and unique 3D structures and models of their own choosing by connecting and assembling the colourful and attractive Magformers pieces!
The possibilities are endless and are only limited by your child’s imagination!Throughout this listing, you will find a number of examples of the literally infinite creations, formations, constructions, inventions, patterns, shapes, concepts, models, projects, designs and objects that can be made using Magformers!
8. Sensory Development: Magformers will improve fine motor skills through touching and combining pieces by hand.
Magformers stimulates the brain’s development of these skills through active hand movement and develops your child’s senses through a variety of visually stimulating colours and shapes!
…or if you want even more information about the benefits of Magformers, including how this award winning product (see below) will give your child the head start in life that they deserve, please keep reading…
Magformers are also designed to:
Develop concentration. Your child will learn to concentrate on the task at hand and will literally spend hours using their hands to build a wonderful imaginative world, rather than watching hours and hours of TV!Promote spatial awareness. Your child will develop spatial perception through their creation of various projects, including buildings and other real world structures!Promote endless opportunities for pretend play. Your child will enter a magical new world of play, all the while developing their imagination and learning in the process!Develop the ability to solve practical problems. Your child will need to work out how the magnets are working to hold pieces together, as well as which shapes and colours best fit together to build the desired model that they first created in their mind!
Toddlers will use and develop their fine motor skills as they learn to create flat, 2D models.Older children will use, develop and learn basic math and geometry principles as they build more advanced constructions to experience an incredible, magical and colourful world of 3D modelling.All children will be able to think specifically and reproduce, in detail, what they have experienced around the world. Through this process, your child will develop his or her observational, analytical and logical thinking skills!
YOU OWE IT YOURSELF AND TO YOUR CHILD TO USE THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE YOUR CHILD THE AMAZING HEADSTART IN LIFE THAT THEY DESERVE!
MAGFORMERS IS AN AWARD WINNING PRODUCT!
That’s right!! Magformers has won many globally recognised brand awards including:
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
…Magformers participated in the 2012 International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) and the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), which are festivals where mathematicians from around the world gather. Magformers received very high praise from mathematicians as a useful toy that fosters mathematical thinking and creativity while playing!
DID YOU ALSO KNOW THAT…
…In 2015, the Korean Ministry of Education chose Magformers to be included in the elementary school Maths Textbook to teach children about prisms and pyramids!
Don’t let your child fall behind the rest of the class – especially if they have difficulty with mathematics or geometric concepts and principles.
This could be the opportunity for you to give them a helping hand using Magformers as a tool to help them understand, learn and develop essential skills! Don’t pass this opportunity up! What if magformers made all the difference between your child doing well in school or being confused and just getting by!
Magformers is a fun, constructive and productive tool, which allows you to teach them those concepts and principles while you spend quality play time with your child!
Even the Korean Ministry of Education recognises the benefits of Magformers! Your child deserves the same opportunity and head start in life as the children learning those principles RIGHT NOW (as you read this very paragraph)!
A number of sets come with more technical accessories and pieces for the advanced child that wants to create 3D models with moving parts, including:
• Remote control functions
Young Engineers will love adding spinning motion to their Magformers.
Your child can create moving carnival wheels and learn about how gears work.
Play by hand or use the Magformers Power Block for automatic rotation that your child can simply switch ‘on’ or ‘off’ as they please!
Imagine what your child can create with those additional accessories!
DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE MAGFORMERS: