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. Embark on a fun-filled safari with this set. Inquisitive kids can let creativity lead the way as they follow the footprints of each adorable animal and erect habitats in vibrant colors. From finding new ways to "monkey around" with the magnetic shapes to inventing creative creature adventures, there are many ways to bring nature to life in your home or classroom. 25 pieces in all: 5 small squares; 2 right triangles; 2 isosceles triangles; 6 patterned equilateral triangles; 1 arch; 1 pentagon; and 4 patterned "X" shapes; plus giraffe, monkey, lion and elephant animals. Compatible with other Magna-Tiles sets. For ages 3 and up.