Magnetic Writing Toy

By Magnatab

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A magnetic stylus pulls beads up to create solid lines. Kids writing their first letters will get helpful up, down and sideways instructions via easy-to-follow arrows. Erases with the tip of a finger.

  • Materials: BPA-free, lead-free plastic
  • Magnetic stylus detaches from board
  • Directional arrows for forming letters and numbers
  • To erase, simply press finger down on beads
  • Packaging made from recycled material
  • Suitable for ages 3+; parental supervision advised
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: Letter: 13" x 11" x 6"; Number: 8" x 6.5" x 1.5'; Free Play: 8" x 6.5" x 1.5'
  • Weight: 5.7 lbs.

75 Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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love it, but...

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I can't speak highly enough about the concept of this toy. Unfortunately the first one I bought almost immediately had a magnetic ball that wouldn't come up all the way and, although the Grommet replaced it right away (much appreciated!), the second one had the opposite problem--one of the balls wouldn't push back down. I hope these glitches get fixed because I would love to order more of these.More > < Less

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Not satisfied

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I bought this product for my 4 yr old granddaughter who is very smart. However, not all the magnetic balls pop up when the pen is traced over the letter. She was not at all interested in the product. Grommet was very responsive in processing my return.More > < Less

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Not good!

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Not well made because many metal balls could not be brought up so I returned it.

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No stylus is a fatal flaw

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My 3 and 4 year olds each love this toy, perhaps the 3 year old a little more. They love pulling the ball bearings into position and pushing them out of position. But, I am forced to give this a low rating because, as others have noted, the stylus is NOT connected to the board. This is a fatal flaw, it seems to me. We have had this toy about 10 days and have had multiple searches for the stylus already--I am sick of it! And, I would never take this in the car since, when it is accidentally dropped (which we all know will happen), I cannot get it while driving the car. It is very disappointing to think that, during the design process, this was never thought of or,it is was, it was rejected. An adult would have difficulty keeping track of this stylus--we know they do with their own PDAs. I cannot imagine why the designers would think very young children would do a better job. At a minimum, the toy should contain several wands. I appreciate that, for safety reasons,the cord has to be quite short. So,maybe there should be two or three of them connected at several sides of the toy… Anyway,this problem is not insurmountable and the toy,without the stylus, is useless. It is only a matter of time before out toy becomes useless….More > < Less

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Frustrating for kids

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I had big hopes for this product ( I purchased all 3 in the set). Our 5 year-old was very excited to try it out. The pluses: easy to clean, sturdy and will likely stay intact for years.
Unfortunately, the little magnets are difficult to push down or reset once you want to 'start over'. After a few minutes, she only wanted to dot the magnets, instead of tracing the letters. There aren't smooth grooves for the stylus, which makes this product an unhelpful for writing practice. If the magnets were inside a grooved letter/number, the product would be much more effective.
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MagnaTab - Magnetic Writing Board

About Magnatab

The ABCs of Writing

As a wise woman once said, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun, find the fun and snap the job is a game”.

Magnatab does just that. It’s a magnetic board and stylus that put the fun in learning how to write the alphabet and form numbers. Inspired by Montessori’s sandpaper tracing letters that enable kids to feel the shape with their fingers thereby committing the form to muscle memory, Lisa Mahar came up with the idea for Magnatab.

With the help of directional arrows to provide guidance, children use the stylus to trace letters and numbers correctly. As the stylus makes contact with the board, it creates a magnetic pull that brings the beads from within the board to the surface, providing sensory reinforcement as the forms take shape. To clear the board, children must use their finger to push the beads down, a tactile experience that further aids the learning process. Magnatab is also available in a freehand version. Whichever board you choose, the stylus helps develop the fine motor skills necessary for grasping a pen or pencil.

Magnatab is just the thing for kids who love to play and grown ups who want their children to love to learn.