Wooden Magnets Set - Space
This set of space magnets is out of this world! Included with magnets attached so you can decorate any magnetised surface. These colourfully printed discs with realistic images are a versatile learning tool to assist children with discovering and identifying planets and the theme of space!
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 the child to see what surfaces they stick to around there environment and discuss each planetary object when it is used. Separate into large, small, flying, spacecraft, planet, stars groups, encouraging further knowledge of space.
Talk to the children about what space object they are holding, what colours are on the disc. Hide each disc around the room giving clues as to what object it might be, helping them to learn through play.
Take them 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 a space walk at the end of the treasure hunt!
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.