In a world of fads and distracting screens, it can be difficult to find toys that capture a child’s attention for more than a few days. That’s why parents and educators are increasingly investing in open-ended toys, because there are no instructions, predetermined outcomes, beginnings, or ends – just imagination, critical problem-solving, and countless possibilities. Sounds like a dream come true? At MAGNA-TILES, we work to make that dream a reality every day.
4 Reasons to Choose Open-Ended Toys
1. Limitless Possibilities
Open-ended toys offer infinite opportunities for play. They do not come with predefined rules, allowing children to invent their own games, stories, and structures. Our commitment to open-ended play is why MAGNA-TILES sets are always backwards and forward compatible and why our magnetic shapes and figures can be combined in countless ways. MAGNA-TILES play is only limited by your child’s boundless imagination.
2. No Right or Wrong Way to Play
With open-ended toys, there is no single correct method of play. This fosters a sense of autonomy and encourages children to trust their instincts, make decisions, and learn through trial and error. This is precisely why you won’t find any instructions inside of MAGNA-TILES sets. Children are free to build, stack, and experiment any way they’d like. No directions and almost no rules – just the rules from parents and educators, of course.
3. Encouragement for Exploration
Open-ended toys promote exploration and experimentation. Children are encouraged to test and observe how the toys interact with each other and their environment, which enhances their problem-solving skills and lays the foundation for STEAM learning.
4. Extended Play
Open-ended toys aren’t just “one-day-of-fun-and-done” toys. Due to their adaptability and versatility, they grow with your child, making them a smart investment for parents. Like many celebrated, open-ended toys, MAGNA-TILES sets are built to last and can withstand countless hours of imaginative play! Younger children enjoy stacking and sorting, while older kids tackle more complex 3D builds. It’s why you’ll find “ages 3-99″ on our box, because MAGNA-TILES are great for both kids and kids at heart.