Tegu blocks, magnetic toys that combine magnets with building blocks creating magic! Give your children hours of fun building the impossible with these brightly coloured magnetic wooden blocks.
Building blocks and construction toys are a staple toy in a child's toybox. Similarly, magnetic toys have long been popular as connections between trains and toy cars, or as letters and numbers on refrigerator magnets. Tegu have combined the two and added magnets to the simple wooden block which creates a whole world of possibilities and the ability to build out as well as up. Gravity constraints are no longer a problem as children use their imagination and develop problem-solving skills to work out how the blocks fit together. Working with and against the polarities of the magnets provides an added challenge.
These educational toys were developed with children and are handcrafted in a unique way ensuring the small magnets are well hidden inside each block for safety. The wooden blocks are handmade from sustainable American hardwoods such as Huesito and Mahogany and finished using a non-toxic, lacquer finish that is either clear or a wonderful array of bright colours.
The magnetic building blocks come in a wide variety of different sets from the small travel pouches to the larger classroom set. Even though they are different shapes and sizes, each wooden block has been designed to work together making each building set compatible with each other. They have also been designed with little hands in mind and are the optimum size for small fingers. As children build you'll be amazed at what they make, from animals to vehicles, their creations will get more imaginative each time. Tegu wooden blocks don't come with instruction manuals leaving the creative side entirely to kids.
From cubes and planks to wheels and even a propeller, there are so many different shapes available for kids creations that the possibilities are limitless. The pocket pouches and travel pals are perfect for entertaining kids at restaurants, on a plane or at a wedding. The larger sets (14 pieces and up) are great for at home keeping children entertained for hours.
Younger children will simply love playing with the smooth tactile blocks turning them in their fingers and working out how they can put them together, marvelling as they defy gravity. They begin developing fine motor skills, pattern recognition and balance. Older children will begin to use the blocks as props in addition to other toys and games. Through this form of creative play and pretend play older children develop storytelling, problem-solving skills and begin to get an understanding of scale. Even adults can't help but play with these wonderful toys making them a great gift as a desk toy.
Tegu are proud of their product's exceptional quality and boast that each individual block has to pass quality control tests before it reaches a child. The blocks are made in Tegucigalpa, Honduras where the Honduran factory workers and their families are well looked after, paid a proper living wage, and are offered career growth and development. The materials used to make Tegu's magnetic construction toys are sustainably sourced and the trees are harvested responsibly.
The safety of your children is of the utmost importance and so, whilst playing with toy magnets kids should be under adult supervision at all times. Always read and adhere to warning labels. Not only could these be a choking hazard, if swallowed a magnet can cause serious injuries.