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37 of 37 found the following review helpful:
Educational and fun, but magnets don't stay on Jan 24, 2009
My 3-yr-old liked this game. He even continued with it after I got interrupted, and was excited to show me how he'd put the shapes together as required. I bought the magnetic version for traveling in the car, but the magnets have fallen off. I pressed them on carefully, but they just don't stick well. At least the game can still be played without them, but I had expected better quality...I'd assumed the tiles themselves would have a magnet sealed inside. So with this version you're just paying extra to stick little magnets onto the tiles yourself.
22 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Super Glue makes this AWESOME May 12, 2009
I bought this toy a year ago for my then 2 year old son who is not very fond of puzzles. Alex loves "Shapes" as he calls it. While many other toys have been forgotten, he will often grab the tin and bring it to my husband or myself and say "Play with shapes." He quickly mastered the easier puzzles and likes to watch us complete the harder ones - with his assistance of course. It is a great game and helps kids master shapes, colors, compare sizes - big and small, spacial relations, critical thinking, blah blah blah. It's fun! I am also a 5th grade teacher and I use this in my classroom when I introduce geometry and area of a two dimensional object. While it's true that the adhesive on the back of the magnets is not all that sticky, Super Glue is very sticky and since we always have it on hand for toy repairs it was a quick and easy solution.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Good toy, magnets don't stay on even after glueing. Jul 06, 2009
By T. Cobbs
Like the other reviewer, our magnets just didn't stick to the plastic pieces. We didn't play particularly roughly with them... I even used white glue to try getting them to stick better, and that doesn't work, either.
If you know a way to get the magnets to stick, go for it. Otherwise, buy the non-magnetic ones. I suspect that simply gluing a magnet onto the non-magnetic set would be as effective, if not more.
The puzzles are great, though, and my three year old loves making the pictures. My only complaint is that the magnets didn't stick.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Magnets don't stick; just get the original Jun 09, 2010
I got this because I thought it would be easier for my three-year-old than the regular Mighty Mind (the magnetic pieces would stick instead of sliding all over). However, you have to punch out and attach the magnets yourself and then they are continually coming off the plastic shapes. Great game. Poorly manufactured magnetic version.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Excellent but... Mar 28, 2011
By Ozzie Mum
This toy is excellent for its educational value, however, the magnets have fallen off a few of our shapes. It would be better if the magnet was set inside the plastic shape, rather than just relying on the stick of the magnent's adhesive (which is not strong). Also, the tin box, gets beaten up easily, but that's ok. It would also be good if the cards were double sided for more levels.
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