|Gregg’s boys building with Magformers|
Editor’s Note: Over the summer, my son received a present from a family member that resulted in the two of us sprawled out on the floor for hours of structure building with cool and unusual magnetic building blocks – Magformers. We were thrilled to have the opportunity for an afternoon meetup with our dads group using our wild imaginations and below is a recap and pictures of our experience by active NYC Dads Group member, Gregg Jobson-Larkin. – L.S.
I’m a hands-on dad. I enjoy providing my children with lots of experiential learning activities to foster their wonder, interests, and development. I also like spending quality time with other great dads which resulted in our latest NYC Dads Group excursion. The NYC Dads and Kids build together with Magformers meetup, set in the stunningly exuberant Kidville’s “Happy Kids, Happy Families” play facility was a child-friendly, synergistically cognitive engineering experience that rocked mental cradles for both babes and dads in toy-land. In a word equation, Magformers = Megafun!
This is a story how about 15 dads rolled up their sleeves, got down on the floor with their little ones and imagined, created, and constructed sleek vehicles, princess castles, skyscrapers, and obscure three-dimensional objects. So, what are Magformers?
Magformers are simple, geometric, colorful plastic forms that interconnect using incorporated magnets on all sides enabling the creation of the most stunning, simple-to-complex engineering structures imagined. Or, at least fellow NYC Dads Group dads thought so, as we all sat on the rug just having a blast with our children and each other. No child was left behind. Regardless of age or gender, everyone frolicked amidst the sea of Magformers building sets and the endless creative possibilities realized. Wow, what a cool NYC Dads event!
Another dad-friend (Fei-Lu) that attended the play experience with me said, “for my daughter, the best part was taking one of the Magformers building sets home. She constantly plays with them nearly everyday and it’s the type of toy that grows with your child and their imaginations….and that is priceless.”
If Magformers look like a good fit with your family, here’s an excellent limited-time offer to save you a few bucks for all of our NYC Dads Group readers: