Free Play Magnatab Tablet & Magnetic Pen

Free Play Magnatab Tablet & Magnetic Pen

# 027282

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Item #: 027282
Grades: PK-4

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Let the magnetic stylus be your pen and the bead board be your paper. Use your imagination to draw shapes, letters and pictures, popping individual beads to the surface. Erase with the tip of a finger.
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Learning to write letters and numbers can present challenges to children. Keeping your paper perfectly in place, coordinating how to hold a pencil and making sure your letters all fit neatly between the lines frequently adds stress to a learning activity that can be enjoyable. These unique magnetic tablets are a perfect manipulative for children who are overwhelmed by all the details of handwriting or a younger child who is beginning to develop the necessary motor skills to prepare them for handwriting. The tablets are constructed of a heavy duty plastic that is both PVC and BPA free. Encased inside the Magnatab tablet are small magnets which are easily manipulated by the included magnetic stylus to form the letter/number being learned. The concept is similar to that of the Magnadoodles of yesteryear, but with small magnet balls rather than magnet dust. The boards are easily "erased" with just a touch of your finger. The A to Z print letter board measure 13"x20", the cursive boards measure approx. 11.5" x 9.5", and the number board (0-9) measures approximately 7 1/2" x 6".

Each letter/number board offers easy to follow directional arrows ensuring children learn proper formation. My only caveat with the directional arrows is that some of the letter formations may represent a more complicated pattern than you may be teaching your child. For example, the uppercase letter "M" - Directional arrow 1 is down; directional arrow #2 is the other end of the "M" and also is taught "top to bottom." The middle of the letter M is then taught from left to right, top to bottom. The methodology taught is not inaccurate. In fact, I would suggest it is a more traditional method than the current "mountain" teaching for the letter "M" - "Top of the mountain, down the hill, up the hill and down the mountain" which allows the pencil to stay on the paper.

The Free Play board allows children to create any letter, shape, or drawing they would like through the use of this unique magnetic system. It would also be beneficial for a child who struggles to write out math problems, as they could utilize it for doing one-step problems. Measures approximately 6" x 7.5".

Hands-on learning at it's finest! Magnatab tablets are portable, lightweight and easy for children of all ages to use. ~Deanne

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6.25" x 7.75" x 0.5"
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Lots of uses!
The "free play" magnatab is the best one in the series! It is easy to form uppercase letters, and only just a little trickier to form lowercase letters. It is also fun and relaxing to make designs. I put this in my 3-year-old's Easter basket last year, and she has played with it consistently ever since. All the older kids have played with it regularly as well. It is a good car toy. My daughter often wants to take it to church, but it is LOUD, so that's a no-go! If some of the balls get stuck, use a toothpick to loosen them up. The toothpick also works to free any debris that get stuck in the little holes. My older kids have also had fun using other magnets from our science kits on this, besides the magnetic wand it comes with. This toy is one of my top picks for gift-giving since it has a lot of "fun" value AND it has multiple educational uses as well.
April 27, 2016

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