We all know that kids learn through creative play. Tegu magnetic blocks wowed me with their ability to inspire all sorts of imaginative pretend play.
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My kids and I have always found Tegu blocks intriguing. So we were thrilled to receive a review set of Tegu blocks!
Tegu Magnetic Blocks Review
Tegu blocks are made out of wood, but their encased magnets allow kids to create all sorts of things that would be impossible with regular wooden blocks. My four-year-old daughter Anna enjoys the blocks, but seven-year-old Lily and nine-year-old Johnny LOVE them.
What My Kids Made Using Tegu Blocks
My nine-year-old son Johnny first made the giraffe you can see above out of a few Tegu blocks.
Seven-year-old Lily soon used leftover blocks to make her own giraffe-like creature, only one with wheels instead of legs. Lily’s giraffe’s head can flip to reach the leaves at the tops of trees, as shown above.
Johnny decided next to make a sandwich, followed by a larger sandwich.
Tegu in Motion: Demoing this Versatile Toy
This toy brings out my two middle kids’ creative humor, which I love! They enjoyed morphing one creation into another, both by moving pieces around and re-interpreting shapes. Note that Johnny’s original sandwich became a sandwich car at the end of the video. This video is also a great illustration of how pretend play strengthens sibling relationships.
Dramatic Play with Tegu Blocks
Tegu blocks make wonderfully versatile pretend play props, since the magnets hold your creations in place as you move them around. Both Lily and Johnny spent a lot of time announcing different things using their Tegu block “microphone”.
It was time for Johnny to practice piano. They continued their play through his practice session, announcing and commenting on each piece. When needed, the microphone became a telephone. Isn’t it fascinating that kids use this telephone shape, even when they have never lived in a home with an old-fashioned telephone?
Have you introduced your kids to Tegu blocks? What did they think? Do you have a favorite set? My kids LOVED the wheels, as you can tell! Please share your experience or any questions in the comments. You can also leave a note on my Facebook page, or tag me on Twitter or Instagram.