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Magnetic Boys Talk Words to complement National Literacy Words


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Magnetic Boys Talk Words to complement National Literacy Words + National Literacy Strategy Magnetic Words for Years 1&2 TRIPLE PACK (Packs 1, 2 & 3) Key Stage 1 + National Literacy Strategy Magnetic Words for Reception Year Key Stage 1
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Manufacturer recommended age:4 years and up
Item model numberZW2
  
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ASINB000CDFTHE
Best Sellers Rank 32,576 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2002
  
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These CHUNKY magnets make learning Fun and encourage reading through Play

Complement your National Literacy range with these favourite Boys words


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Donnam on 19 Feb. 2011
My daugher was given a set of these as a gift, she's a good reader and loves playing with magnetic words to build sentances and play with the words. I was horrifed at the concept of teaching kids as young as 5 different gender specific words so logged onto to see what words she may have got if the gift giver had chosen the girls word selection. "Sparkle" "hairband" and "cooking" - just what I've always wanted my 5 year old to aspire to in life!! At least with the boys set she can learn such words as "monster" "money" and boots!!

I love the idea of magnetic words - and even themed sets would be fine - but please please please get rid of the pink and blue sets.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By smug mummy on 16 Jan. 2013
Quite frankly I can't see what all the fuss is about! I would like to thank Amazon and the makers of this product as I have been struggling with my daughter's vocabulary for months now. I have told her that words such as "climbing, swinging, running and (of course) football" are not for her but she won't listen. I have told her these are boys' words and I now have the boys and girls sets of words on the fridge where she can see them every day to remind her what she should and shouldn't be saying. She often talks about what she will 'do' when she grows up and I am so tired of reminding her that she won't be 'doing' anything! She will simply 'be'. She will be pretty and kind and light and fluffy like a little sugary, fairy bunny. 'Money' is a boys word because she won't be earning money, she will be spending it. Boys will be working on "helicopters, airoplanes, tractors and lorries" to earn the money that she will be spending on "clothes, perfume, necklaces, lipstick, handbags, jewels, make-up and shoes". I mean, where would this consumerist, capitalist society be without clear gender stereotypes?
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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful By agentGav on 26 Feb. 2009
It's crucial in every boys education to provide robust and carefully chosen words that will re-enforce his manhood, and make him feel like a sporting king.

I was particularly relieved that the set excludes any words that might relate to any form of intellectual pursuit or emotion (other than fear). I also felt that the inclusion of the word "Money" was a very important distinguishing feature, which is correctly absent from the Magnetic Girls Talk.

We certainly wouldn't want the next generation of men to miss the chance to learn about their true responsibilities.

In fact a direct mapping between the Girls and Boys really does highlight quite how accurately the male-female divide is represented in the 21st century:

clothes = boots
heart = monster
love = scary
sparkle = bones
friends = car
etc.

Indigo Worldwide Limited should be commended for this superb range of gender-defining educational tools.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mrs P on 17 Jan. 2013
Thank goodness for this product! For a while now I've been concerned about my little girl - she has been showing an increased interest in things which are clearly just for boys, such as monsters and climbing. I have even seen her on occassion use money, ride a bike or go swimming. This product has been a godsend as it has allowed me to say to her once and for all: "These are boys things and they do not concern you." I hope this will help her grow into a beautiful, dependent woman who understands clearly what her role is in life.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Ms. A. M. Hazell on 11 Dec. 2009
I am aghast at the ridiculousness of this concept - and for the girls one too - how tragic that now even words aren't safe from being stereotyped. Nasty.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Joanne Sheppard TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 Nov. 2010
What the hell is this sexist rubbish? So, boys get dragons, wizards, mud, scary, grass and blue... but girls get cooking, make-up, clothes and rainbows? SERIOUSLY?

It's a sad day when a supposedly educational literacy aid promotes horrendous gender-stereotyping like this.

Just for info... I'm a girl, and my parents would have flinched at these products when I was a child. And that was in the 1970s.

Oh, and the first story I ever wrote when I was learning literacy myself at the age of four? It was about knights, dragons, swordfights and skeletons. Go figure.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John Waterworth on 24 Jun. 2013
Back in the 80s I was terrified that gender-bending pop stars like Boy George would leave boys and girls confused about their identities. But at least this product allow parents to teach their boys to be boys (and use words like helicopter, mud, lorry and climbing) and girls to be girls (and use words like sparkle, candy, bunnies and princess). Thank you Fridgemagic. Thank you for saving our children!
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