Magnificent Magna Tiles: Great Lego Alternative...
Magna Tiles are, by far, my four year old's favorite toy. We discovered them at her preschool and whenever they are "open" at school, she is there. So much so that we needed to go out and get some.
They are a really cool building toy that stick together with magnets. The magnets are inside the tiles, so no Magnetix-type swallowing worries. Very nifty building toy - available at Amazon, Magic Beans, Learning Express, Lakeshore Learning and other small toy stores.
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Thanks! This idea just solved my gift dilemma! 10/8/08 .....And might I say, that after almost a year, these are still one of the most played with toys in my house. They are so versitile and the kids use them ALL the time. Thanks!!