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The 2019 Best of Baby Award Winner for Top 3+ Toy

Great for promoting STEM concepts early on, there’s no limit to what kids can build.

And the Winner Is: Magna-Tiles

Your little 3-year-old is eager to learn and full of their own thoughts and interests. “Threenagers” are toying with the idea of independence and love to try out things for themselves. Chances are, they have a much longer attention span now, which means toys that involve more critical thinking and focus should be encouraged during playtime. Magna-Tiles’ magnetic building tiles are brightly colored shapes that encourage kids to build whatever they can dream up. Great for promoting STEM concepts early on, these tiles can be used to make different shapes and structures in flat and 3-D designs.

What We Love

  • These tiles merge imaginative play with basic math and science concepts
  • There’s no limit to what kids can build, since each Magna-Tiles “clicks” together regardless of how they’re flipped or arranged
  • Kids continue to develop their fine motor skills as they build structures and pull them apart
  • All building sets are compatible, so you can amass an impressive collection for endless play

Buy it: $120, Amazon.com

PHOTO: Magna Tiles