Magna Tiles are a great education toy!
I can't say enough good things about Magna Tiles! I have a home daycare, and if there was one toy that was a must have for my kids it would be Magna Tiles. I bought the smaller set of Magna Tiles about 3 years ago. The kids (ages 9 months-school age) loved them so much that I had to buy the bigger set. Magna Tiles are great for teaching kids about colors, counting, hand eye coordination, depth perception, sharing, and creativity. They are also very sturdy. I have never had one break and they are put through the ringer. They also have no small parts so even kids that put everything in their mouths can play with them. My advice to any parent would be to buy the bigger set. You will want more if you buy the smaller set. Also, make sure you have a place to store them. They can easily get lost if they're not kept together. We keep ours in a draw string bag and that works really well. I would highly recommend Magna Tiles to anyone and everyone.