Magna-Tiles® are the original magnetic blocks for kids that allow kids to play and have fun as they learn, become inspired, and hone skills in math, science, and other subjects. One of the most important areas kids must develop involves fine motor skills, which allow young children to become more independent and gain the ability to do things such as washing their hands, using zippers, and eventually writing and drawing.
The best way for children to begin developing fine motor skills and building strength in their fingers and hands is to practice particular motions. And any playtime or lesson where kids are playing with Magna-Tiles® or Magna-Qubix®, they’re going to get a great opportunity to use their hands! Making patterns, building structures, and even just identifying different shapes and colors will help kids to learn to manipulate the magnetic toys and develop their fine motor skills.
When children play with Magna-Tiles® building sets, they’ll hear and feel a tactile “click” when they join two tiles together, serving as a sensory reinforcement that the tiles have been successfully joined. In addition to getting kids to engage in play and in learning that has them using their hands, playing with Magna-Tiles® products get kids away from screens, where they’re less likely to cultivate the fine motor skills and hand strength they’ll need to do things like hold a pencil or pen.
With our magnetic toys for kids, the list of possible projects, lesson plans, and games is endless. In addition to developing necessary hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, playing with Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® fosters a healthy interest in STEM subjects in kids by teaching fundamental concepts. Furthermore, the method and pace used to teach these concepts can be very easily tailored to meet each child’s learning needs. These concepts include:
By developing these educational concepts in a hands-on manner, kids will also learn to develop their fine motor skills as they build, stack, and “click” the pieces together and pull them apart. There are plenty of ideas for parents and kids for the different creations that can be constructed, plus other resources available for educators to maximize the benefits of using Magna-Tiles® as a teaching aid.
Developing great, hands-on fine motor skills is an important step in a child’s development. So when considering magnetic shape toys for your students or child that can help them build these skills, choose Magna-Tiles®. For over 20 years, we have provided safe and innovative magnetic building sets with a sleek design, non-toxic materials, and expert assembly that will be durable for years to come. For more information about how Magna-Tiles® can help your child learn to develop their fine motor skills and hand strength, browse our blog or contact us today.