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Quercetti Magnetic Numbers 48 Pieces

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Brand: Quercetti / Age: 4 Years+ / Type: Math

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      20.11.2010 21:39
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      a great learning aid

      My daughters have had these magnetic numbers a few years now. I brought this set for around four pounds and also brought a letters set and a magnetic easle to go with this set. I brought all of mine from the studio catalogue.

      These are aimed at children from age four pluss which I think is a good age as you wouldn't want a child putting these in there mouthes because of the magnets on them and we have had a few come loose and need to be glued back in.

      These are made of a nice chunky plastic which is hard wearing and washable so will last a long time.

      There are over fourty magnets in the set so you won't be short of numbers or symbols to use.

      When we first brought these I used them to teach my daughters numbers and what they look like. We then used them for learning basic sums and now I use these with my daughters to do there maths homework as this makes it more fun and keeps them interested for longer and quite often my daughters will play with this together making up sums for each other to answer.

      This is a great toy that makes learning fun, they are cheap and last realy well so I would recomend them to all

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      17.07.2010 09:21
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      TOTALLY FANTASTIC EDUCATIONAL TOY.

      My daughter is fortunate in that she has never had any problems with her reading or numeracy. It seems to me as if she was able to recognise letters and numbers from such an early age. The same can not be said for my five year old son. He is much more practical and mechanically minded. But as for recognising letters and numbers he has had a real struggle.

      Although his teacher is very pleased with his progress this last year in respects to recognising numbers. I wanted to bring something into the home that would continue to help him improve his maths and numerical recognition.

      Whilst looking on Amazon, I came across this wonderful set that I knew would be of great benefit to us. This set is manufactured by Quercetti. I had never heard of this company before. But with the price tag of a very reasonable £4 for the 48 piece set, I ordered one with no hesitation.

      When this set arrived, I was more than pleased with both the quantity and quality of this educational toy. Not only did it include brightly coloured magnetic backed numbers, but also mathamatical symbols. I was really impressed with this as It meant I could also include my daughter in the joy of this set. I do this by setting out a sum on the frigdge door each morning. Although this is a simple idea, the novelty of a sum on the door makes for such fun. Plus my son observing his sister has made him much more intrested in numbers.

      I have placed all these magnetic numbers on the side of the fridge. I am not particularly keen on having them strewn all over the fridge so by storing them on the side they are hidden from visitor's view. My son spends loads of time simply playing with these brightly coloured numbers. He enjoys the magnetic aspect of these numbers and enjoys pulling them off and placing them back on the fridge.

      We have made up lots of simple and fun little games which is really bringing his learning along. One such game is when we line up all the numbers and I ask him to pick out a certain number out of the group. He really enjoys this game. Not only does it involve precious interaction and fun between me and my boy, but this has also improved his number recognition no end.

      The durability of these plastic magnetic numbers is of an excellent quality. They have dropped to the floor but are strong enough not to break. I do find that sometimes they look a bit dusty, so a wipe over with a damp cloth makes them shine up as good as new. My son is forever pulling the numbers of the fridge, but Ive noticed that the magnetic strength of these numbers remains strong.

      Not only is my son becoming more offay with his numbers. I am also gently introducing the mathematical symbols. It will take a while for him to grasp the symbols, but he is becoming much more confident in his recognition. He also knows now that the - sign means to take something away. This has more than exceeded my expectations.

      I have no doubt in my mind, that the utilization of this toy has promoted my sons numeracy knowledge to a huge degree. I am so thrilled that just by incorporating this very reasonably priced set into the household, I have assisted my son in his learning. The more we play with these numbers the more confident he is getting which in turn is making him more keen to learn.

      I like the size of these numbers they are large enough to be recognised with great ease, but not too big to be overpowering and hard to handle. I love the way in which these numbers have a great smooth texture. I encourage my son to follow the lines of the numbers so that he not only recognises the numbers by sight but by feel and shape.

      The educational benefits of this set is endless. I would say, that it is never too early to place this set on your fridge. If your child is constantly around these numbers, they will be so used to them by the time they start school. I think that not only is this set excellent for pre school and infant children, they can offer a great fun way for an older child to practice their maths.

      I think what I have experienced with this toy, is that if you force the child to look and learn the numbers you won't get anywhere. At first I was so keen for my boy to improve, i made the mistake of making the experience quite regimental and boring. However, as soon as I changed my mindset and made the experience more informal. My boy thrived on the fun and became much more intrested in learning.

      I would have no hesitation in suggesting this set to anyone who has children of school age. It is a great and fun way in which the whole family can work together in order to help improve numerical ability.

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      02.07.2010 20:30
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      A good educational tool for pre schoolers

      We used to have a set of these brightly coloured plastic magnetic numbers on our fridge freezer door for as long as I can remember, along with a set of plastic magnetic alphabet letters. Ours came in green, red, orange, yellow, and blue.

      We had great fun with these leaving messages for each other and the numbers were handy to have too. As we could leave messages like 1 x milk, 6 x eggs, etc. Perfect for those moments when you go to the cupboard to get something, find its not there, then forget to add it to your shopping list.

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      Our set of numbers came as a set of 48 numbers and symbols. They can be attached to any smooth metal surface, but you can also get a handy magnetic dry wipe board to go with them.

      Sadly ours was carted away many moons ago,when our little people got bored with it. But I do recall it being used lots......before some smart arris discovered that the fridge freezer was a good place to stick the little magnetic devils. After that they remained in the kitchen for all to see and enjoy.

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      Magnetic numbers can make learning simple maths fun for younger children.
      Its much more fun to move one of these numbers into place than sit over a boring old text book learning that way.

      With the addition, minus, multiplication, division and equals signs all included, you can make up lots of simple maths questions for younger children to solve.

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      The magnetic capability of the numbers in our set was a little hit and miss at times and often slide away a little during completion of sums. But they were soon but in their place and told firmly to stay put. We did loose a few along the way too and where and when they went I have no idea!

      As an educational tool I feel they do offer a good alternative to the usual way of teaching number skills and they do have uses for adults along with the magnetic letters for making a small note of kitchen basics that need replacing.

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      The quality of the plastic used is average, they are not the best quality product but then the price does reflect that. You pay your money and you make your choice.

      I think we paid £3 or £4 for our set and they were good value for the amount of time they lasted and the fun they gave.

      I am rating magnetic numbers in general with 5 stars as they are such a great way to get children interested in numbers and basic maths.

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      Magnetic numbers are perfect for pre school children who are at home with mum and can pick up the basics of numbers prior to attending school.

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  • Product Details

    Set of 48 Magnetic Numbers & Symbols, colourful and fun educational aid, magnetise to any smooth metallic surface such as fridge doors, or magnetic play board. Ideal for fun play, with the added bonus of teaching basic arithmetic. For ages four years and upwards.