- Reviews (5)
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!
Almost perfect :)
We love the Family Builders magnets! As a transracial family- representation is very important to us. Our son is able to build all types of families! The one issue I have is that there was not a young boy with dark brown skin (so no magnet that looks like my son)- so building a family that looks like our family isn't possible. I wonder if there is a way to slightly customize orders? Overall- we love them though!!!
Hello Rory, thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback about customized characters, we look into while designing our sets but it was impossible to come up with an affordable safe solution for it. We are still looking for a way to achieve this type of customization but for now, we will not be able to offer such a product. We are so sorry we are not able to give you better news about this. Perhaps we can include your son in our future set, next time we start designing our new characters we will contact you. Once again thank you for taking the time to give us a review!
Great customer service and a lovely product
I found the magnetic mix and match wooden shapes online. I have being looking for everyday fun products that depict both adults and children in wheelchairs ( not easy to find), and this product has both. I have purchased this product from outside of USA. Customer service found alternative ways to get the product to me, they were so helpful. It arrived quickly and the children are enjoying putting characters together.
Fun teaching experience
A fun learning experience for my 4 year old grandson.