In case you’re unfamiliar with this term, open- ended toys are toys that can be used in different ways depending on the child and their current interest. When a child plays with an open-ended toy they are in control and guide their own play rather than the toy doing the hard-work for them.
𝗪𝐡𝐲 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐄𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐨𝐲𝐬??
It’s important that children have the opportunity to play with open-ended toys. Not only do they leave room for a child’s imagination to flourish, they also foster creativity and critical thinking. These toys also tend to engage children for a longer time span than toys that just have one set purpose.
𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐎𝐟 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞
𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐚 𝐓𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧-𝐄𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲
Magna tiles naturally provide the opportunity to teach about shape, whether it be 2-D shape names or creating 3-D shapes such as cubes and pyramids.
𝐈𝐓’𝐒 𝐓𝐎𝐓𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐘 𝐇𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐅𝐔𝐍 𝗪𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐌𝐀𝐆𝐍𝐀- 𝐓𝐈𝐋𝐄𝐒