Yasmeen Kamrani Sallam
DIY Interactive Magnetic Wall
Magnetic toys are always extremely engaging and inviting to young children. We created this DIY Interactive Magnetic Wall in one of our classrooms so that we could provide a vertical play space to use all of our #gifted Learning Resources magnetic toys.
To create this Interactive Magnetic Wall get this Magnetize-It! Magnetic Paint that needs a couple coats on a wall or ply wood that you can drill into the wall.
Once the wall is ready, you can store Learning Resources Magnetic Toys in the Magnetic Create-a-Space™ Storage Boxes (Set of 4). Each day you can provide the children to explore one of the following amazing sets: Magnetic Uppercase & Lowercase Letters, Magnetic Healthy Foods, Tumble Trax® Magnetic Marble Run or Jumbo Magnetic Letters & Numbers Bundle, 116 Pieces.
When children are provided with environments where they work on different surfaces and spaces it puts a whole new element of learning in their play. They develop critical-thinking skills and strategize to make in depth decisions about what works and what doesn't work on their own and how to become more innovative and creative in their play.
Magnets are one of those magical toys that all children are naturally drawn to that have so many elements of learning. Children love them because they are intriguing, easy to master and they help children develop a variety of skills. As children play with magnets, they can enhance their understanding of numbers, shapes, letters, food groups, building and more since there is so much versatility with magnetic toys. They are able to foster communication skills as they explore the materials as well as enhance gross + fine motor skills. Magnets also have a scientific and mathematical aspect to them because they expose the children to the idea of “cause and effect”, spatial awareness, more/less, on/off, size, shape, & problem solving skills, which are essential for developing early brain connections. An interactive magnetic wall truly honors a child‘s work which is “play.”
On the other side of this wall we have a bunch of Lego boards for building!