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12-10-2013, 10:56 AM
So, I was at ikea yesterday .. Was good and only bought Shape sorter and magnetic knife holder for the cars! I wanted the magnetic strip too though for other things we have quite a lot of magnets on our fridge (letters numbers and the usual holiday pic ones) and the little ones spend a lot of time playing with them. They are all 2 and under so looking for more age appropriate magnetic resources. Any ideas?!

12-10-2013, 11:08 AM
I've got a few sets similar to these that the little ones love:

Melissa & Doug Abby and Emma Magnetic Dress Up Dolls : Melissa & Doug Abby and Emma Magnetic Dress Up Dolls : Early Learning Centre UK Toy Shop (http://www.elc.co.uk/Melissa-Doug-Abby-and-Emma-Magnetic-Dress-Up-Dolls/132113,default,pd.html&CAWELAID=1639697540&cagpspn=pla&cm_mmc=Google-_-Learning+and+Educational-_-Product+Listing+Ads+-+Learning+and+Educational-_-Learning+and+Educational+-+PLA)

The people shapes themselves aren't actually magnetic, so I stick magnets onto the back of them so the children can stick them up as well.

12-10-2013, 11:10 AM
These are also very popular


12-10-2013, 12:57 PM
These are also very popular


Oh wow I love love love these and so would tithe little ones!! Thanks!

13-10-2013, 08:04 AM
Brio do some magnetic building bricks but they are expensive.

Brio magnetic trains are good.

We have some very old galt magnetic shapes which the children like to make pictures with but they might be too small for under twos.

Miffy xx

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13-10-2013, 08:15 AM
We have a wooden, magnetic fishing game, magnetic letters, numbers and shapes, box of magnetix (square plastic shapes and magnetic balls to stick them together) - I let the little ones play with the plastic squares (they have magnets in the corners)

13-10-2013, 10:25 AM
we have this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Melissa-Doug-2280-Magnetic-Wand/dp/B00146LUX0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381659689&sr=8-1&keywords=melissa+%26+doug+magnetic+apples

and the LO love it.

I also made some sensory bottles ( following a suggestion from someone on here ) with metal objects in and a magnetic wand ( tied on the outside with ribbon ) to move the things around inside the bottle. I have some of those magnetic balls in one, old keys/coins/paperclips in another, and some amazing plastic discs ( like tiddly winks ) that have metal around the edge in another!

I can't find them seperately, but they are in this kit http://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-Resources-Super-Magnet-Classroom/dp/B000ENW5ZG/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1381659857&sr=8-14&keywords=magnetic+chips

13-10-2013, 10:30 AM
I've got 3 or 4 different books like these;