Wooden Magnets Set - Bugs
All your favourite flying, jumping and crawling bugs have been made into this awesome set of wooden discs that can be used in a variety of ways. Featuring magnets attached to the back to decorate any magnetised surface. These colourfully printed discs with realistic images are a versatile learning tool to assist children with discovering and identifying these insects.
Recommended age 3+. Includes 28 wooden pieces, each approx. 7 x 6cm. Made with 3mm sustainable plywood and come in a linen drawstring bag.
Every piece of wood used is slightly different in colour, texture and grain with naturally occurring imperfections seen in the timber (e.g knots, colour changes, etc). These pieces of timber are cut on an engraver and will have slight burnt marks on the edges on some sides. The best way to keep these raw timber resources hydrated and well-nourished is with a natural oil or wax, like beeswax polish.
Set up magnetic boards for children to design and create. Get child to see what surfaces they stick to around there environment and discuss each Bug when it is used. seperate into large, small, flying, swimming, groups, encouraging further knowledge of each bug, as well as understanding eating habits and habitats.
Talk to the children about what bug they are holding, what colours on the disc. Hide each disc around the room giving clues as to what bug it might be, helping them to learn through play.
Take outdoors to see what surfaces they stick too, turn it into a science experiment! Make it into a physical experience by having the children reenact each bug they find.
Fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. As the child puts magnets on various surfaces they are learning about spatial awareness. Language skills, cognitive and problem solving, maybe the magnet is too heavy? maybe the surface is not metal? Magnetic play also encourages creativity.