Transforming Play with Bizy Beez Mag Stix STEM Building Set

Bizy Beez Mag Stix are a sensory magnetic building set developed for children with special needs, and 20% of profits are donated to give back to kids!

This post is sponsored by Bizy Beez. We received our Mag Stix for free, in exchange for our honest review.

Bizy Beez Mag Stix are a sensory magnetic building set developed for children with special needs, and 20% of profits are donated to give back to kids!

What Are Mag Stix?

These magnetic building pieces are great for open and closed-ended building tasks, developing problem-solving skills, and learning to play cooperatively!

Mag Stix were developed with children who have special needs in mind! As a young adult the creator worked with children with down syndrome and autism. This experience fueled her commitment to children with special needs.

Bizy Beez Mag Stix are a magnetic building set that integrates a wide variety of sensory experiences. They are an excellent STEM activity because they facilitate inquiry-based play.

Bizy Beez Mag Stix are a sensory magnetic building set developed for children with special needs, and 20% of profits are donated to give back to kids!

What’s Included?

The set comes with a bright yellow storage bag and 41 magnetic pieces. A baseboard, 8 spheres, 4 half spheres, 16 straight sticks, 8 curved sticks, and 4 wheelsets. The pieces are brightly colored and have a variety of textures. Smooth, wavy ridges, small bumps, and large bumps make it even more interesting for your sensory seekers.

The baseboard helps provide a solid foundation for your structure, but also makes it easy to play with them on the go! Bring it along in the car, and your child can hold the baseboard in their lap while they are building.

With the set contained in the bright yellow storage bag, this will be a great toy to bring on road trips! None of the pieces are tiny, so I don’t have to worry about them getting lost when dropped. Plus the bag keeps all of the Mag Stix together when we pick up our play space.

All of the pieces are really well constructed with solid plastic and fully enclosed magnets. Each piece is made from two hard plastic halves, with six embedded magnets, and a rubber cap on each end.

If a mag stick breaks, the small magnets could become exposed – but short of The Incredible Hulk going to town on these, I really can’t imagine the pieces breaking. It is marked for ages 3+ because of the potential small pieces if broken, but I feel totally comfortable letting my 19-month-old play with these too!

Bizy Beez Mag Stix are a sensory magnetic building set developed for children with special needs, and 20% of profits are donated to give back to kids!

Made for Children With Special Needs

Back to how these were designed for children with autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and other exceptionalities that cause challenges with fine motor skills, attention, and behavioral concerns. The blocks are so easy to grasp, and you don’t need a lot of fine motor strength or coordination to connect them.

Children use both the left and right brain to create with Bizy Beez Mag Stix, which really helps focus their attention. It’s been neat to see how my wild 6-year-old and developmentally/behaviorally delayed students can really sit and attend to play with this toy!

Plus, 20% of the net profit from your purchase will be donated to a charity that supports special-needs children or humanitarian efforts around the world! This is a company that cares about kids, and puts their money where their mouth is by giving back!

Bizy Beez Mag Stix are a sensory magnetic building set developed for children with special needs, and 20% of profits are donated to give back to kids!

Encourages Problem Solving in Play

The slogan for Bizy Beez is “Busy hands, quiet mouth”. This isn’t to say that your children will be playing quietly. But these magnetic blocks encourage creative play and you’ll be hearing an increase in descriptive and problem-solving language! It has been so interesting watching my girls and students play with these. They are having to figure out how the magnets attract and repel each other, and deciding how to create structures that match the ideas in their heads.

My six-year-old used the Bizy Beez Mag Stix to create her own doctor kit! She made a stethoscope, otoscope, x-ray, walking stick (cane), ambulance, glasses, phone and more! Her imagination has been on fire, in a way that I haven’t seen anytime recently!

I really loved the day that she realized she accidentally built the letter “Y” from her Mag Stix, and I challenged her to make all of the letters of the alphabet. Some of the letters were really simple for her to create. For others, she had to use some trial and error to make it look how she wanted it to.

It took her over thirty minutes, and she was actively engaged in her play the entire time. This is the kind of exploration that is the magic of these toys!

They are also so fun with my 19-month-old daughter, who isn’t to the stage of building a predetermined structure, but she loves to build and explore how the pieces fit together.

It was incredible to watch her get frustrated while trying to connect two magnetic ends that were repelling each other. She was forcing them together with all her might, but the magnets wouldn’t connect. Then there was the amazing “aha moment” look on her face when she figured out how to make them connect!

Bizy Beez Mag Stix are a sensory magnetic building set developed for children with special needs, and 20% of profits are donated to give back to kids!

What Are Your Thoughts and Experiences?

What other questions do you have about tBizy Beez’ Mag Stix? Comment below and I would be happy to answer them!

So What’s the Catch? (Disclosures)

I received the Bizy Beez Mag Stix Set for free, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. You can check the current price and purchase here on Amazon – https://amzn.to/2qrwBT0 (affiliate link).

Bizy Beez Mag Stix are a sensory magnetic building set developed for children with special needs, and 20% of profits are donated to give back to kids!

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