My Family Builders are my favorite toy!
I purchased the thirty-two piece sets for a community training at my organization around talking to kids about race. They were such a hit that I later bought them for my two-and-a-half-year-old niece who is mixed race. She loves them!
The products are amazing. The customer service is amazing. I would recommend this company and these products to anyone! So excited for my child to open his new set for his birthday! :)
Excellent toys and tools to stimulate awareness of family diversity
I am a counseling psychologist and a college faculty. I find the Magnetic Wooden Shapes, just like its predecessor the Wooden Blocks, not only can be used in everyday play activities, but also good educational tools to be used in the classroom, counseling, and groups to enhance and stimulate students' and clients' awareness of family and gender diversity. Its weight is light and easy to use in various situations. Just love it!
Quality Product & A Great Teaching Resource!
This product is a great toy for introducing kids to diversity and embracing our differences. I love that the wide variety of combinations allows kids to create people and families who may resemble their own, but also allows them to create families who may be different from theirs. This toy is a great way to start an important conversation with your kids, and they are so much fun to play with! The high quality pieces will stand up to tough kid play and have magnets along the whole back, so there is no fear of small magnets. I highly recommend this product, and hope that more families and teachers will use it to encourage kids to celebrate diversity!
Great addition need more diversity
My son is enjoying the magnets and when he gets a bit older and has friends of different backgrounds the other ppl will be more relevant. Right now, I would just like to be able to help him see our family somehow depicted and this still only kind of does that. It would be great if you could buy separate pieces. We need way more generations (grandparents and children) and more Asians and Blacks. Beautifully made and great concept though!