Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Teaching Time for Toddlers: Magnets

These guys have been gracing the front of the fridge,
and the inside of my small crock-pot, since Easter.
Anyone know what species the orange fish is?
Or the one under/just to the left of the shark?

Magnets are so much fun!  Even as an adult I enjoy fiddling with them, don't you?  There is a plethora of toddler targeted magnetic toys and learning aids out there.

I've told you previously about Catherine's magnetic fish.  (Sadly, I still haven't been able to identify all the varieties.)  She still loves them and plays with them quite frequently.

Right out of bed and
she's "fishing"!
For her birthday she received the Melissa & Doug Animal Magnets.  (Her cousins have this set and she has always been fascinated by it!)

She also was given the Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Magnetic Fishing Game.  (This one is Daddy and Mommy's favorite!)  This is a great toy/activity for little ones!  Using the "fishing rod" to "catch" the fish requires a little bit of skill and patience--two great things to teach youngsters while playing.  

I love all of these magnets because they are helping to stimulate Catherine's fine motor skills, she is learning to identify the different animals, plus she is having fun experimenting with which materials the magnets "stick" to--a great introduction into the world of science!  

What have you and your toddler(s) been up to recently?  Or not so recently?  
I'd love to read all about it!
Please, link up below!  I'd love if you'd grab my button (on the left) but it's not required to share.


  1. Thanks for hosting and for the invite:)

  2. Great ideas, those Magnetic Fish are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Magnet activities are great for little ones ... and Melissa & Doug toys are typically great anyway! The "fishing" photo is priceless! Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com

  4. Hi thanks for popping by my blog. I shall add your button to my memes page. I shall be moving house soon and aim to schedule posts so please do feel free to link any up you feel fit.

  5. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the invite to link up! What a sweet girl you have! We love M & D toys too.


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