Magnetic Blocks (also called "magnetic tiles") have become so popular that they're something of a staple in kindergartens and schools now. These can get very expensive around the traps but we've scouted out a cracking deal that includes 100 pieces for just $29.99, and it ships FREE!
Like any blocks, a set like this opens up the doors to a world of creativity and hours of imaginative play. But, magnetic blocks have the advantage of sticking to one another, making it easier to build upwards and out; the pieces still separate easily, but won't topple like wooden blocks eventually do.
In this popular set, you get 60 triangles and 40 squares - and I love that unlike a lot of other expensive sets out there, this one concentrates on two simple shapes, which is fabulous for younger kids.
There are loads of designs to be made with this set, but the best bit is that kids of many ages can enjoy heaps of free-flow play.
If you want a set with more varied shapes, MyDeal has a 113PC set on sale for $46.20 shipped, and it includes vehicle wheels and a giant Ferris Wheel frame.
This item ships FREE in Australia.