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University Games The Gruffalo Magnetic Adventures

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  • Magnetic play set featuring all the characters from the much-loved story of The Gruffalo
  • Stimulates creativity and imagination
  • No adult supervision needed
  • No reading required
  • For ages 3 & up

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Technical Details
Item Weight340 g
Product Dimensions26.2 x 17.6 x 2.6 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:3 - 3 years
Item model numberCRE-04450
  
Additional Information
ASINB005ATQJ1K
Best Sellers Rank 103,408 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight340 g
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Date First Available4 May 2011
  
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This beautifully detailed magnetic play set brings the hugely popular story of The Gruffalo to life in children's hands. The 27 bright and chunky magnetic pieces can be stuck on the fridge, in the play tin and on other surfaces around the house. Magnetic Adventures encourages children to bring their favourite characters to life by creating their own, new stories about the characters. For 3 to 8 year olds, open-ended play and creative expression are critical areas of personal development. Watch your child’s imagination at play as they build personal stories about The Gruffalo and achieve a new level of confidence as a storyteller. The Gruffalo Magnetic Adventures features magnetic pieces depicting all the characters from the story: Mouse, Snake, Fox, Owl and The Gruffalo. It also includes flowers, squirrels, insects, leaves and frogs to decorate the four different scenic backgrounds. Ideal for play on the go. For ages 3 & up.

Box Contains

  • 1 × Play tin
  • 2 × Scene boards
  • 27 × Magnetic play pieces


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    I bought this for my 2 children 2 & 4. They are massive fans of the book and the film. They love playing with the different magnetic pieces and telling the story of the Gruffalo.

    The tin opens by sliding the lid across, the lid and the box then have scenes on which you can then attach the magnetic figures of the Little Brown Mouse, The Gruffalo and all the others to creating the scenes from the book and some scenes the children make up themselves. This is going to be ideal when we are going out travelling as well.

    Lovely item, very reasonably priced.
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    I bought this for my 2 year old son who is a real fan of the Gruffalo. some of the reviews were a bit mixed but I thought it would be more practical than fuzzy felt for the plane and more life in it that some sticker books. I was so pleased I bought it - he loved moving the magnets around the tin and putting the owls together or squirrels etc. (there are 2 of nearly everything). It was also useful on holiday to put in handbag whilst waiting for food in reasturants - if you have a toddler who won't sit for more than a minute without wanting to climb out of his seat - this might buy you a bit of time. Couple of things I'd mention though 1. If your child still had a tendency to put things in their mouth then don't buy this - there is a frightening warning on the front about the dangers of swallowing magnets 2. Be prepared that you will lose some of the magnets as they are pretty flimsy 3. It says there are 4 scenes but 2 of these are just flimsy bits of card so they really don't count - you'll just end up using the insides of the tins.
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    This product is nice enough but not suitable for smaller children. We bought it as a small, portable toy that would keep our son occupied when we are out, for example when waiting for food in a restaurant. On the whole it's okay for this BUT ... many of the pieces are small and fiddly, not great for little fingers, and begging to be lost. The alternative scenes that fit into the tin are necessarily quite flimsy, again not great for little fingers. Against that I would say it is above average quality for branded toys and it is good for imaginative children.
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    By AM on 2 July 2012
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    My 5 year old kids love this and enjoy using the magnets and making up their own stories. The only downside is the tin case isn't the sturdiest and the way it opens (it slides off to the side) makes it awkward for little hands to put back on again. As it's now slightly bent due to the attempts at opening and closing it it doesn't close anymore. It's not the end of the world and as the magnets stick to the tin they don't all fall out if it gets knocked over
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    Took a while to arrive,good size for grandchild to carry. But I was disappointed at how thin the pieces were inside,and while pressing them out (.came on 2 sheets to press out ) a couple of the paper pictures came off and I had to glue them back on. But having written this my grandson seems very happy with it.
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    This item has two sheets of magnets and four backgrounds - one on the tin base, one on the tin lid, and two on thin card.

    The magnets are not very strong, and fall off the tin quite easily, especially if using one of the paper backgrounds between the magnet and the tin.
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    This is great for keeping toddlers busy on the plane or restaurant and to stimulate their imagination as they can make up their own story or recite the well known rhymes. However I was very disappointed with the box, as it wouldn't close since the very first use, making it impossible to be carried by the handle. And this fragile metal box is getting more and more out of its shape as it's being carried around for trips. But it still makes them happy and busy...
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    Initially, this product arrived with a dent in the tin, but once the seller was contacted, the faulty item was promptly replaced by another item. My son loves these magnets on the fridge. Great storytelling aid. The magnets are however quite thin and some top layers have aleady started to peel off the base.
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