|Number of Pieces||1|
|Mfg Recommended age||5 - 99 years|
|Item model number||MP3024|
|Product Dimensions||12.06 x 3.17 x 15.24 cm; 317.51 Grams|
Magnetic Poetry MP3024 Chinese Kit for Kids Green/Red
|Price:||+ S$9.64 Delivery|
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- Magnets stick both ways
- Kit contains over 140 magnetic word tiles
- For kids ages 5 and up
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Dave Kapell, founder of Magnetic Poetry, was suffering from writer's block while trying to compose song lyrics. To overcome this problem, he wrote down interesting words on pieces of paper and rearranged them, looking for inspiration. What he hadn't figured into this experiment was his allergies. One good sneeze and any progress was sent flying across the room. Dave decided to glue the words to pieces of magnets and stick them to a pizza tin. Then he got hungry and the now magnetized words made their way to the refrigerator door. Before too long, Dave wasn't the only one rearranging his would-be song lyrics. When friends came over, Dave noticed they started to move the magnets around, amusing themselves by writing the first magnetic poems.
After seeing his friends having fun, Dave thought he might be able to sell his word kits at a local craft fair. He made up 100 kits and set up shop at Calhoun Square, a mall in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. All 100 kits were gone after 3 hours. That night, he recruited as many friends as pizza and beer could draw and made up more kits--all of which sold as rapidly the next day.
From these beginnings, Magnetic Poetry has now sold over three million word kits, over one billion word tiles--growing from the Original Kit to a kid's line of kits, to foreign language kits, to Voice/theme kits.
The Magnetic Poetry Essentials - Everything You Need to Be Your Kitchen's Finest Scribe
Our Original and Poet kits are our flagship products, the ones that started it all back in 1993. They contain everything you need to almost effortlessly come up with astonishing “poetry,” even if you’ve never written an original verse in your life! The Original was on Seinfeld’s fridge, and Madonna used The Poet to compose her song “Candy Perfume Girl.” These ones do it all, and are perfect for those new to the world of fridge poetry. Use them to compose ever-evolving love poems, surreal insults, bizarre insights, naughty reposts, and all manner of random and hilarious messages to all that visit… and add their own changes to your works-in-progress!
Other fun uses for Magnetic Poetry Include:
- Passing along quirky love notes, or even weirder insults, and having ongoing conversations on the fridge. The conversation never ends!
- Inventing new slang.
- Entertaining your friends while you mix drinks, or keeping that one friend who gets knocked out of poker early busy.
- Allowing guests to leave personalized messages for you (whether it's in the vein of "thanks!" or "sorry about the couch."
- Keeping a running diary near the fridge of poems and musings created. It's fun to go back and revisit the creative things that you and your family or friends have come up with.
Magnetic Poetry Themed Kits - The Bard, Beards, Squirrels, Movies, and More!
We make over 100 different themed kits based on everything from famous authors, to favorite hobbies, to the latest, strangest internet memes. All work great on their own, but really shine as supplements to The Original and The Poet kits, or when combined with each other (for instance, give your intellectual, fuzzy-lipped friend our Mustache Poet and the Shakespeare Kit, and enjoy the hilarious Elizabethan jabs at his ‘stache that emerge)!
All of our sets are made right here in the USA, and our entire line (including our comprehensive, teacher-approved Children’s line) is available on Amazon. We even make a line of desktop metal easel boards for stainless steel fridge owners (magnets, sadly, don’t stick to most stainless), teachers, or for those just wanting to play away from the fridge. Magnetic poets have also been known to install their work on cookie sheets, file cabinets, locker doors, and all other manner of other flat steel surfaces. Magnetic Poetry also works well with magnetic paint… create a poetry wall in your kids' room (or your own).
We hope you enjoy Magnetic Poetry as much as we do! Please check out everything we have to offer, and may the muse of the magnets be with you!
More From Magnetic Poetry - Foreign Language Kits, Kids' Kits, and Little Boxes of Words
We have created a selection of foreign language kits, including Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and more! They are perfect for native speakers, or anyone learning a new language. These kits are fully compatible with English language kits, allowing you to compose multi language letters or poems!
The kits in our Kids line were specially created for children. Ignite your child's love of language and wordplay - qualities crucial for success in a lifetime of reading, writing and general learning - and introduce them to having fun with words. Our kids' kits can be used with our "adult" line. As your child grows you can expand their vocabulary with 100s of other kits.
We also make dozens of little boxes of themed words, including one for each sign of the Zodiac. Like a booster shot of vocabulary, you'll get an added dose of whatever theme you need to finish your fridge masterpeice. They also contain enough words to stand on their own, and they make great stocking stuffers.
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The magnets are small and have the simplified character and pinyin on the white side and the English on the black side. There are lots of words included, which enables you to make sentences. The pronouns, simple verbs, colors and numbers are all included. There are a few omissions like sun, moon and tree but in general the simple, introductory characters are here.
There are some typos in the pinyin accents indicating tone.
The set would be more effective without the pinyin, since it distracts from the characters. The pinyin can be cut off or covered with white correction tape but it would be better if it were left out or included on the back with the English.
Overall, I would recommend this set as another helpful tool for kids who are learning Chinese characters.
I purchased my own set, as well. I wasn't thrilled about having the Pinyin (pronunciation guide) printed above the characters, but the magnets are soft enough that you can cut them off with scissors fairly easily. (Though I know Chinese well, I find that I stop reading the character and start reading the Pinyin words).
My only regret is that they don't have expansion sets. Overall, this is a great product.
I don't know a thing about Chinese, but I do know that my son is doing an awesome job reviewing the Chinese characters on the refrigerator like he did when he was a toddler. He also loves to leave messages for me and tries to get me to learn to read it as well.
Perhaps it was just good timing, but I am thrilled to have the pinyin on the same side as the character. The past 14 months of his instruction focused on the character. His class just began working on pinyin this month! I am very happy that he is able to put the character together with the pinyin!
I am also thrilled with the price! Most Chinese reinforcement content that I have come across is pretty spendy....but these are comparable to the amount that I was spending on the English letters/words gadgets that also went on the refrigerator!