Magna-Tiles® magnetic shapes are the vision of a Japanese mathematics professor who wanted to give his students a more hands-on experience when learning about geometric shapes and concepts. In 1997, Valtech introduced Magna-Tiles® in the United States, with the goals of encouraging unstructured, imaginative play and exposing children to STEM concepts – and the rest is history.
Today, Magna-Tiles® are the best-known magnetic building blocks in the U.S. and have been successfully fusing math, science, and creativity together for over 20 years. Teachers, parents, and children love the dynamic and technical nature of our products. Magna-Tiles®, and the newly released Magna-Qubix® are owned by family-operated Valtech, located outside of Chicago, Illinois.
With Magna-Tiles®, it is easy for you to educate your child while keeping them engaged. All of our products contain numerous magnetic shapes that can be utilized in countless ways to teach your child geometry and math, such as:
Magna-Tiles® construction toys provide a great tool for parents and educators to introduce basic geometric shapes and principles to their children or students. Not all children learn the same way, so they need to experience topics in multiple different mediums to have the best chance to succeed.
If you want to foster an environment of creativity, you are in the right place. Our products inspire screen-free innovation and promote mental growth. From 2D and 3D shapes to castles and rocket ships – if your children dream it, they can build it with Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® magnetic building sets! Visit the idea gallery to view creations that are sure to inspire you.
We all want to have closer relationships with our children and make sure they have proper social skills. Spending time together as a family or group and working on a Magna-Tiles® or Magna-Qubix® creation together is an excellent way to strengthen your personal relationships and work in a team environment.
Our products are engineered with tough, food-grade ABS plastic that does not contain any BPA, phthalates, or latex and will withstand years of indoor or outdoor play. Meanwhile, our sonic-welding and press-sealing processes secure powerful magnets in place. When you hear the distinct “click” and feel the powerful attraction when putting two Magna-Tiles® together, you will know you are using a genuine Magna-Tiles® product, not a knock-off that might be using dangerous components.
Valtech, the owner and manufacturer of Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix®, has never experienced a recall or safety incident in our over 20 years in business. We are proud of our superb safety record and construct our products with only the highest-quality, non-toxic materials.
In today’s world, we are all looking for ways to educate our children and keep them busy. Why not accomplish both with an educational and hands-on magnetic construction toy set that allows them to express their inner creativity? At Magna-Tiles®, we are proud to serve as your destination where math, science, and creativity meet. If you would like more information about our products, please view our inventory or contact us today.
“We have had Magna-Tiles® in our home for two years. First, the boys learned the names of the triangles, but they have recently noticed the different angles on the insides and we have been measuring the angles. Great way to introduce some elements of geometry while still playing.” – Zolynne S. of Penticton, BC
“We use Magna-Tiles® in the classroom and at home to teach basic concepts of shapes, colors, math, physics, architecture, design and much more. Magna-Tiles® allow me to facilitate my son’s and students’ creativity in learning not only basic concepts but more advanced math, science and literacy skills. Magna-Tiles® leads to creative play for children that helps them learn while having fun! Magna-Tiles® are a valuable teaching tool inside and outside of the classroom!” – Robin V. of Cedar Falls, IA
“We use Magna-Tiles® in many ways – I love to keep them on the fridge for the kids to create shapes and designs while I fix dinner. We also love to sit down and trace the Magna-Tiles® onto paper to create ‘puzzles’ for our daughter!” – Jessica J. of Navarre, FL
“I love Magna-Tiles®, we had them at my college laboratory preschool and I would love to have them in my preschool classroom as well. They are so great for constructing, creativity, learning colors, and imaginative play. These could be used for so many different lessons, construction, colors, art, science, building, etc. the list goes on and on.” – Nichole L. of Grand Rapids, MI
“My son loves to build complex structures using Magna-Tiles® at his daycare. He appreciates how the pieces hold together and do not tip over easily like his other blocks. We find this has strengthened his ability to understand how objects support themselves and the starting foundation of engineering his creations to not only look beautiful but also to be robust!” – Luanne J. of Blenheim, ON
“A new toy I’m crazy about and plan to add more to is Magna-Qubix®. The kids got them as a birthday present and literally spent the entire next day playing with them. They made a sun, star, computer, wheelchair, car, cell phones with pop sockets, bed, house, and monkey bars.” – Jenny T
“My preschool twins LOVE Magna-Tiles®! They create patterns, experience physics, and sort colors. They love to plan and build houses and spaceships for lots of pretend play. They even counted all 100 pieces the other day!” – Lisa K. of Hiawatha, IA
“We love Magna-Tiles®! With an inquisitive preschooler in the house, we are always answering questions…love incorporating physical elements in our answers! Magna-Tiles® are a great way for us to use shapes to creatively build/show/touch shapes, math, science…our latest creation was building leprechaun Trap for St. Patrick’s Day to help answer the age-old question of ‘how do you catch a leprechaun?’” – Rachel D. of Portland, OR
“Magna-Qubix® are one of the most played with toys in our house. Our 5-year-old, 9-year-old, and even 11-year-old end up building with these. They make the most imaginative things with the blocks. Of all of the tons of toys we have, the magnetic blocks in general are definitely the most valuable.” – Tricia of Lafayette, LA
“My four year old loves to play with Magna-Tiles® at daycare. He invented a game where the children build different shaped structures and then simulate ‘earthquakes’ to see what kind of structures stand up to the earthquakes and which ones fall down. It’s teaching him math and science, all while having fun!” – Gemma M. of Wexford, PA
“My son loves to use his Magna-Tiles® to build 3D structures. He has made computers and scanners for imaginative play, he makes boxes to hold things, and his favorite is to build skyscrapers and high rise hotels. As he learns math concepts in school, I see him using Magna-Tiles® to aid his understanding, particularly with geometric concepts. His Magna-Tiles® are his most played with toy, even over his Legos!” – Diane S. of Willow Grove, PA
“My grandchildren use Magna-Tiles® to create various designs and structures and enjoy them. It’s fun to watch them express their imagination through the use of Magna-Tiles®!” – Mary M. of Eugene, OR