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Reddit reviews: The best magnetic & felt playboards

We found 45 Reddit comments discussing the best magnetic & felt playboards. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 19 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Magnetic & Felt Playboards:

u/Hope1976 · 1 pointr/Parenting

These things I did at home for free, minus the cost of the books and toys. Less than a therapist if you can't afford one. Feel free to message me if I can help. To clarify, I am selling NOTHING and have no hidden agenda. I just want to help where i can bc it was a struggle for me at first. Hope it helps.

This is an email I sent to my coworker over a year ago when my son was 18 months old. He is now almost 3.

Hi,

Here is my list.  I hope the links work or I wasted a lot of time.  LOL

Parent Books:

My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child's Language Development

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1477693548/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the book I liked the best.  To the point, and gave me things I could actually do.  And oh my God, it helped so much!!! He learned and grew SO much after I implemented what I read in this book. 

It Takes Two To Talk: A Practical Guide For Parents of Children With Language Delays Third Edition

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0921145195/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

kind of long, a lot of detail, but explains types of speech delays and how children learn to speak

The Cow Says Moo: Ten Tips to Teach Toddlers to Talk: An Early Intervention Guide

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1482794403/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This book is alright.  There were some ideas in it that I'll use.  I'd recommend it if you want more ideas/books after the Teach my Toddler to Talk book

Children Books and Flash Cards:

Little Blue Truck Lap Board Book

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/054405685X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is a great book.  There is a lot of action in this book and has a lot of association between animals and sounds.  Very engaging and rhyming.

Bright Baby Animals

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312492480/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

simple words, simple REAL pictures and one picture per page so as to not overwhelm.  Great book to teach first words.

Elmo Says... (Sesame Street) (Big Bird's Favorites Board Books)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375845402/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is an action book, so your child would touch their nose, touch their toes, etc.  relating actions to  words is engaging and also the association helps foster language attrition.

From Head to Toe

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0064435962/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

same as the above book. 

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0859537285/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Teaches body parts, has hand movements, rhyming/song  My son loves this book

My First Touch & Feel Picture Cards: Animals (My 1st T&F Picture Cards)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0756615151/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Real pictures and has different materials to touch like rough, sticky, etc.  Works well, my son likes this too

My First Touch & Feel Picture Cards: First Words (My 1st T&F Picture Cards)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0756615186/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

same as the above, just other words

DVD’s:

Baby Babble Beginning Words

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015NERXBQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So, some speech therapists say to have NO screen time.  Well, I put this on when we’re on long trips or if my kids just wants to chill.  There are several different dvd’s in this series.  I have 3.  He said some words he’s never said before after watching these.  I would recommend engaging WITH your child while watching these if you can.  If you can’t and you’re driving somewhere, then so be it.  It still helps in my opinion.

Baby Signing Time

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DHMCVKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this.  I used this w/my daughter too.  Taught them both a lot of super helpful signs and words.  The video is super cute and the songs are great too.  My kids both love this DVD.  I would definitely get it.  In fact, I bought it twice bc the first dvd got scratched up due to use. 

Toys to encourage speech and language development:

4.5" Set of 6 Wolf, Lion, Owl, Penguin Wild Animals Plastic Nesting Dolls

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L2UAVA0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is great.  My kids love this.  It teaches the animals, sizes, opening, closing.  in and out.  super cute.

Tot Tube Playset - Toy Car and Ball Tunnel Ramp Race Track by Inspiration Play

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PFB0JTQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

My kids LOVE this.  super simple but fun.  Teaches taking turns, action words like "go" and "fast", use words like "ball" and "car" and "bounce"

Melissa & Doug Zoo Animals Sound Puzzle

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029N2NLU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 In general, speech therapists don’t like toys that make sounds, but this puzzle my son loves and I make the sounds with him, he mimics me, so it works.  Also, there is a high association with puzzle making and language development.  So we work on puzzles a lot and he’s gotten a lot better at them.  It helps also to say “tuuuurn” to turn the puzzle piece and that kind of thing.

Melissa and Doug Jumbo Paint Brushes

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000M5J7W0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

We bought water paint and have a big big roll of paper that we cut big pieces off and lay on the floor.  We paint and he uses these easy to handle brushes.  I’ll say words like “let’s paint” and “gentle” and I’ll name colors (but do not expect him to learn them).  I’ll make a face or something and tell him what I am drawing.  Called “self talk” or I’ll do “parallel talk” doing this too.

Melissa and Doug Latches Barn Toy

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B1V12KS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I HIGHLY recommend this toy.  Probably my favorite.  There are activities in the Teach your Toddler to Talk book that I used with this toy.  You say things like “Pig in” or “open door” “pig says oink oink” so it teaches actions, animals, sounds, and the latches are entertaining for opening and closing.  It’s engaging.  Super cute.

Melissa & Doug Hide and Seek Wooden Activity Board With Wooden Magnets

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014E7DIS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I’d recommend this toy too.  You can say things like “what’s behind the barn door?” or “where is the dog?” or “cookie!” and pretend to eat the cookies.  Super super cute.  Has helped him with several words.

Wonderworld Rainbow Sound Blocks - Stackable Hollow Shape Block Toys - 7 Piece Set https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005BHUU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

we love these too.  They make sounds and are different shapes and colors.  We use these alone and with other blocks.  We say things like “up” and “put on” and “uh-oh” “fall down” “pick up” “shake shake shake”  He likes these, so does my daughter

kilofly Kids Mini Band Musical Instruments Rhythm Toys Value Pack [Set of 12]

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C84SUUM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is just fun.  The kids like to make music.  The whistle helps with oral muscles.  The music helps and you can sing songs with it. You can say sounds like “boom boom boom” and “cling cling” and then use songs that help with rhyming and such that I have in that list for you.

And then just bubbles.  Buy bubbles.  Teaches breathing control and the words “bubble” and “pop” then you can teach the sign for “more” when your child wants to blow more bubbles.  Because you’re supposed to close the bottle each time and then they will want more and you say “More?” and then you sign it at the same time and then you say “Oh, more, okay!” and open it up and blow more bubbles and repeat until they start signing or asking for “more” or “more bubbles” or “bubbles” or “open”, etc.  So buy bubbles.  Lol.

My son loves basketball so we teach him “bounce bounce bounce” and “shoot the ball” and “make a basket” although he only says “ball” so far.  But its something he really really loves.  

We go on walks and point things out.  Or if we are at a fountain or something we sign and say “water, water” and just keep repeating it.  Every once in a while he will say “wah wah” so that’s something.  More than we had.

He can say “juice” and he would say that for every liquid he wanted.  So in the book, it said to give choices.  So I make a cup of milk and a cup of water.  And I say “do you want milk or water? “ or I say “milk or water” and I sign milk and water when I ask.  Then he will say and sign “Milk” which he NEVER did before.  But that was bc I gave him 2 choices and neither was juice so it forced him to tell me what he wanted.

Anyways, I hope this helps.  I did a LOT of research and reading on the types of toys to get and HOW to encourage talking.  So hopefully I have saved you some time.  I can tell you it’s worked wonders for me.  He went from saying 3 words to saying like 20 in 3 weeks.  It’s a work in progress but I feel really good about the direction we’re headed.
 
Let me know what you decide to buy and do.  I would love to hear about your progress. 

u/wanderer333 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Best gift ever? A large cardboard box. Seriously, see if you can get one free from a furniture or appliance store. You and he can turn it into a spaceship, a race car, a house, a pirate ship... possibilities are endless!

In terms of something you can actually buy on amazon... marble runs and magnetic building sets are great if you don't already have them. Maybe a fossil dig set? Or these adorable plush dinos?

Books are always great too - in particular, this one is pretty incredible; you could also go with a more general dinosaur reference book like this or this; or a Spiderman story collection like this; or a fun set of beginning readers like this.

u/Kite_Moonwall · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Personally, I've always wanted to get this Minecraft magnet set, and I don't even play Minecraft but I feel it would be fun to create interesting little landscapes every so often that I could admire all the time! XD

u/Vicky905 · 1 pointr/STEM

There are a ton of great STEM activities for younger kids. Whichever you pick, please mind the screen time involved. Amazon has a lot of great choices for your little girl. My favorite would be Building Blocks You want something that will let her create with her imagination. You don't want her just to follow step by step instructions.

Make up stories with her while she plays. It's a great way to develop her language skills at the same time.

u/cgund · 1 pointr/AskParents

I too am a huge proponent over quality over quantity (even if $$$).

Boy, I'm trying to think of why my kid did when he was 1...I am pretty sure he got his first Duplos at age 11 months.

OK I checked my order history with amazon to remind myself. Lots of fridge magnets. He would sit on the floor next to the fridge and rearrange his magnets and I could actually get some work done. I remember this set was well loved: Melissa and Doug animal magnets. He also liked this Fisher Price piggy bank .

Otherwise it was lots of board books and simple things that we made. I remember we had a big coffee can that we cut a slot into the lid and then he would insert baby food jar lids into the slot (same idea as the FP piggy bank).

1 year old was a tough age to find decent stuff for at the toy store.

u/UnicornToots · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

Melissa and Doug has a ton of activity boards to choose from; here are a couple:

u/PaddyPumpkin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My 2-year-old boy loves his train table. I love it because it makes him be more active when he’s playing (he has to stand and walk around vs just sit there) and he learns how magnets work (the trains magnet together) and how to connect the pieces.

He also really likes magnet tiles like this

u/JutNob · 5 pointsr/RoastMe

Too. Much. Material. Joke, Overload!

It's Uncle Fester Hipster Edition

David Attenborough : here we've captured a North American Couch Potato on his bi-daily, foraging excursion.


You have the skin tone of a Circus Clown. I suggest you look into it. You look to be "in-between" jobs and you could save a fortune in overhead costs

Please stay out of the woods for the foreseeable future


whew!! that was fun! All jokes aside OP, you do remind me of a Childhood Friend 😊

u/zersch · 7 pointsr/TheCinemassacreTruth

James hairline look like it was created five minutes before filming via the Wooly Willy method.

Edit: I just finished the episode. I cannot possibly stress just how bad the script for this episode is. I cannot believe there are still people in the comments playing into the lie that this is still entertaining. The only positive thing about this is that it's cool for James to be able to say he collaborated with Gilbert on a project.

u/dancemasterv · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think I am better than your kids by Maddox is hilarious. He basically critiques children's art in a really messed up way. If you "look inside" with the Amazon preview, you'll see what I mean.

I also have These and I love it. Make your fridge, the Iron fridge.

u/an_almaniac · 2 pointsr/toddlers

We like Magformers and were able to find a set at TJ Maxx. I’d check out those types of stores.

They are strong and I think the rounded edges are better for making more shapes.

u/Libby_Lu · 1 pointr/toys

I'd recommend a magnetic title building kit (Magna Tiles) instead of the Magnetix knock offs. The kids I babysat loved playing with them. The pieces are larger and are less likely to be swallowed by little ones. Examples:
https://www.amazon.com/Magnet-Building-Magnetic-Educational-Children/dp/B07313R4BF

u/SamCarterX206 · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

Is it something like the classic Lite Brite toy?

Edit: or one of these? (copy/pasted from an older post I helped solve)
>Something like this?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Melissa-Doug-3541-Magnetic-Picture/dp/B00462PTZO

>In action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnM6cvQR99A

>Variant, and another
https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Mosaic-Attached-Colorful-Discs/dp/B004YJR2VS


>Monochrome (Black only) version Doodle Balls, from Wooly Willy, the makers of this toy

u/GnarlyBarley53 · 2 pointsr/metalearth

I found these at my local Walmart.
I would imagine any big craft/hobby store like Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, Michaels, etc... would carry something similar.

u/PMGeary · 1 pointr/RoastMe

You look like a real life version of wooly willy

u/starsignfour · 2 pointsr/Parenting

These are what we have in my library: https://www.amazon.com/Stabilizer-Base-Plate-Magnetic-Stick-Stack/dp/B00DACQ7X4/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1542080269&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=magna+tile+base&dpPl=1&dpID=51lnUggsqFL&ref=plSrch

Another tip (if you see he gets bored occasionally) is to rotate his building toys in and out for interest. Duplos one week, then blocks, then magnatiles etc. That’s why I like those rope buckets. Bucket in, bucket out.

u/Mad_Jack_McMadd · 1 pointr/arduino

I assume it's meant to respond to the temperature in the room. Seems like you are trying to combine magnetic levitation and magnetic stirring. You could take an existing floating toy like this one and experiment with adding a small magnet in the center. If you can rotate the floating object by rotating the extra magnet, then you could mount the extra magnet on a small motor and use a temperature sensor to regulate the motor speed. Or if the motorized magnet interferes with the levitation effect, perhaps mount it on an arm above the floating object.

u/tercerero · 2 pointsr/Parenting

This particular activity board is like a people of the world dress up one, so she can mix and match clothing. They had ones as well.

I'm not sure where the animal magnets came from but they either are or are very similar to these.

u/Chuff_Nugget · 85 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

They're called "Magformers"

They're damned expensive... We have a set that our kids love, but it was a present from a grandparent, and we won't be buying more..

https://www.amazon.com/Magformers-63070-Standard-Set-62-pieces/dp/B000VN5ZLA

Other vendors are available etc...

u/watsoned · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Maybe this? I don't know; I have a lot of 'silly' stuff on there. For I am a silly person.

u/CowToes · 2 pointsr/gifs

[SPOILER] The guy getting shaved is actually a "Wooly Willy" toy.

http://www.amazon.com/Smethport-Wooly-Willy-Original-Toy/dp/B00BT92SB0

u/LevelReward · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

grab the filings and magnetic wand from this and then follow these DIY instructions

u/milkybuet · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

This is the one posted I believe. But there are cheaper ones available.

u/Panda_911 · 156 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

They're called "Magformers" and they are damned expensive...

https://www.amazon.com/Magformers-63070-Standard-Set-62-pieces/dp/B000VN5ZLA

Other vendors are available etc...

r/Productporn might like it.

u/akatherder · 7 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

Comparing anything with Lego blocks is going to skew your results. They've been around forever and they are the gold standard, so they cost a damn fortune...

Regarding Magformers, Ebay seems to be the only place they are somewhat reasonably priced. Any store like Target, TRU, Walmart, Amazon you're basically paying $1 per piece (30 pieces = $30+, 60 = $60+).

https://www.target.com/p/-/A-14758259

https://www.amazon.com/Magformers-63070-Standard-Set-62-pieces/dp/B000VN5ZLA

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Magformers-Rainbow-30-Piece-Magnetic-Construction-Set/38360018

https://www.toysrus.com/buy/magnetic-building/magformers-rainbow-30-piece-set-63076-23805156

Which makes me wonder if the ones on ebay are even name brand Magformers. That wouldn't bother me if they are the same quality, but they might have shitty magnets or something.