Play By Age

The Joys of Learning

Children are naturally motivated to play. While we all know that play is fun, play is also a major part of healthy child development. Learning through play empowers children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners. With the help of Magna-Tiles, children can explore, experiment, discover and solve problems in playful ways whether you create centers for dramatic play, explore problem-solving with Magna-Qubix science experiments, or design your own Magna-Tiles board game.

Children learn best through developmentally appropriate activities. On this page, you will find our favorite home activities that cover all the major areas of child development that your little one will enjoy! There are play ideas for preschoolers and kindergarteners (3-5 years old), elementary-aged kids (aged 6 to 10 years), and middle school-aged kids (aged 11-13 years).

Pre-K & Kindergarten

Children undergo rapid intellectual and emotional development between ages three and five when they acquire foundational skills in areas such as pre-reading and pre-writing, mathematics, science, and more. Try these activities to support your child’s evolving abilities.

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Elementary

With strong pre-literacy and early mathematical skills, children are ready to explore more advanced concepts – and eager to do so! The following activities help elementary children build on existing abilities and encourage further development.

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Middle School

Older kids love learning with magnetic building toys, especially for STEM projects. As children age, these shapes continue to play a role in developing higher-level skills, including problem-solving, collaboration, and more. Support ongoing learning with these cool activities.

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