I have two boys that are now grown, that would of loved Magformers.
These are Intelligent Magnetic Construction Sets for Brain Development.
http://www.magformers.com/MAGFORMERS® use cylindrical neodymium magnets. Because of this unique shape, no matter how they’re connected they always attract. Combine this with their strength and it means shapes can be laid flat on a table and pulled up to form different builds.
MAGFORMERS LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Plymouth, MI. Founded with the Architects of the future in mind MAGFORMERS is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of magnetic children’s toys.
Magformers® Mission Statement
MAGFORMERS® is the industry leader in magnetic building toys for children. We believe it is vital for children to develop through creativity and our patented, ‘always attracting’ magnetic technology delivers a unique constructional play experience. It is MAGFORMERS® commitment to providing a high quality, reliable product that inspires the creators of the future.
Magformers® Competitive Advantage
Here at MAGFORMERS® we pride ourselves in the quality of our product and the play experience it delivers. Each shape contains rotating Rare Earth Neodymium magnets, the strongest of their kind for guaranteed connectivity. Every magnet is kept safe and secure in Sonic welded, BPA free, HQABS plastic. This process of manufacturing ensures each magnet is encapsulated with the
utmost security, providing a safe, long lasting play experience.
You child will have to think and use skills that they learn on a everyday basis.
Incorporating the "TEAM" theme is a really good idea. It's a toy that makes you think not just play with.
I think kids nowadays need more "thinking" besides the learning they get at school, kids don't have to really think like when I was a kid. With cell phones, tv, computers, gaming stations they just sit around, not much thinking is needed for those things. With Magformers you really need to use your brain.
Not only are these educational toys, they are fun.
Good Luck Everyone!