Geomag review and giveaway!

With T loving all things STEM and having a fascination with magnets, I thought Geomag kits would be perfect for our home learning and play.

The reality though was a little different! 

We were sent 2 kits to review, the Geomag panels and Geomag mechanics. T was keen to make a start straight away and actually did really well building his own structures however, despite the kits being for ages 5+ he really struggled to follow the complicated instructions.

At first this didn’t phase him at all, he just got on with making his own inventions but he soon become a bit bored and wanted to be able to make something from the book.  We switched from the panels kit to the mechanics kit and he managed to follow the instructions.

Between us we managed to complete the kit and T was pretty chuffed.  I on the other hand, was glad to see the end of it, this toy really did test my patience!

Despite the difficulties we had I do think Geomags are a great toy, I just don’t think that they are for us really at the moment, we’re both really clumsy and kept knocking them down and the instructions are far too complicated for a 5 year old in my opinion. 

We’ll certainly be giving these kits another try but will probably wait a couple of years!

Geomag are sold in The Entertainer and Smyths. 

Having said this, we are giving away a Geomag panels kit worth £90!

Follow the instructions in the rafflecopter below, giveaway ends 2359 on 10 April 2018. 

Disclaimer: we were sent these kits for our honest review. All opinions and words are our own. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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If you do one thing this Mother’s Day...

Happy Mother’s Day!

And if you’re reading this and your not a mother or female. Happy 11th March, this post still applies to you! 💜

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