Magna-Tiles combine magnets, science and fun! Thin geometric shapes feature magnets on the edges that always attract to other pieces, even when the pieces are flipped around. This allows using 2D pieces to create 3D objects. The small size is great for little hands. Magna-tiles are also helpful for teaching pattern and shape recognition; symmetry; fine motor skills; sorting & stacking; and even magnetic properties. Go wild with this set. From erecting new environments to creating exciting animal adventures, young animal lovers can find endless opportunities to explore without leaving the playroom. Using the magnetic tiles that mirror vibrant greenery and wildlife unique to the tropical forest, children can roar with excitement as they learn about the creatures through engaging, hands-on play. 25 pieces in all: 10 small squares; 4 patterned isosceles triangles; 4 patterned equilateral triangles; 1 spinner; and 1 set of stairs; plus hippo, sloth, tiger, leopard and caiman animals. Compatible with other Magna-Tiles sets. For ages 3 and up.