I think we have all seen or heard of Magnetic Poetry before. Have you? Magnetic Poetry are those magnetic words that you can make your own poems, sentences, messages or anything else you can think of doing with words.
We just recently had an opportunity to try the Kid Genius Magnetic Poetry out. I had seen Magnetic Poetry before, but never used one. I never realized before using Kid Genius with my kids, that Magnetic Poetry is more than just magnetic words in a tin. Opening that tin brings forth a world of learning for your kids. I am really impressed with what a tin of magnetic words can do for my kids and the moments of fun and laughter that it provides for myself and my little one. I really love educational toys that are so much fun for both myself and my little one to use together.
A real vocabulary builder, Kid Genius features over 270 double-sided word magnets that stick both ways with a common word on one side and a brain-expanding synonym on the other.
For ages 5 and up.
WARNING: Choking Hazard – small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
It all started with a song and a sneeze.
Dave Kapell, founder of Magnetic Poetry, was suffering from writer’s block while trying to compose song lyrics. To overcome this problem, he wrote down interesting words on pieces of paper and rearranged them, looking for inspiration. What he hadn’t figured into this experiment was his allergies. One good sneeze and any progress was sent flying across the room. Dave decided to glue the words to pieces of magnets and stick them to a pizza tin. Then he got hungry and the now magnetized words made their way to the refrigerator door. Before too long, Dave wasn’t the only one rearranging his would-be song lyrics. When friends came over, Dave noticed they started to move the magnets around, amusing themselves by writing the first magnetic poems.
After seeing his friends having fun, Dave thought he might be able to sell his word kits at a local craft fair. He made up 100 kits and set up shop at Calhoun Square, a mall in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. All 100 kits were gone after 3 hours. That night, he recruited as many friends as pizza and beer could draw and made up more kits–all of which sold as rapidly the next day.
From these beginnings, Magnetic Poetry® has now sold over three million word kits, over one billion word tiles–growing from the Original Kit to a kid’s line of kits, to foreign language kits, to Voice/theme kits.
Magnetic Poetry has numerous different kits that there will surely be one for any interest. Check all their kits out on their official website.
I am excited to announce that Magnetic Poetry is sponsoring a giveaway. One lucky MomMomOnTheGo fan will be the lucky winner of a Kid Genius Magnetic Poetry kit. This giveaway is open to residents of the US who are over the age of 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter and win giveaways. Please read all terms and conditions found at the bottom of the Rafflecopter Entry Form.
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