Hands on learning
Magnetykes involve children in a hands on learning activity that teaches the basic functions and principles of magnets as well as stirring the imagination.
Coordination is the ability to repeatedly execute a sequence of movements smoothly and accurately. Magnetykes are a fun way for a child to work on these skills. The simple property of the magnet allows for an attract and removal movement as well as a repel type movement that takes a little more finesse and skill to learn.
The names of our Magnetykes figures are not made up, they are words right out of the dictionary.
The name came as a pun on the word Magnetite which is the most magnetic of all the natural occurring minerals on earth, the word tyke means small child.
is a naturally magnetized piece of the mineral magnetite. Lodestones are naturally occurring magnets, that attract pieces of iron.
is one of only three naturally occurring elements that are magnetic, iron and nickel are the other two.
is a region from ancient Greece where lodestones were first found. The word magnet in Greek meant “stone from Magnesia”.