Grippies-20 Pieces


Magnets seem magical to young children. Yet magnetism is science. While exploring Grippies children develop an understanding of positive and negative poles. They learn that like poles repel and opposite poles attract, and they apply that knowledge in their building.

Product Description

Grippies develop sensory perception and introduce basic concepts of magnetism, geometry, and engineering through a simple system of balls and rods. Easy-to-grasp, coated rods come in two lengths and four colors each with a distinctive texture. The magnetic balls are soft, easy to cradle in the palm. Children explore, discover magnetic polarity, and connect rods and balls to create geometric shapes and build simple structures. Sort rods by length, color, and texture, make patterns combining rods and balls. The idea is children learn best by self-directed, open-ended play. Designed as the first STEM toy for toddlers, Grippies invite inclusive play with each child delighting in the process. Develops fine motor, cognitive, and social skills, creative thinking, tactile discrimination, and spatial awareness.

Recommended Age Group:
Toddler/Next Toys


Manufacturer Suggested Age:
18 + months


Keep Grippies magnetic rods at least two inches away from computers, mobile devices, pacemakers, and defibrillators.

Playopolis Tips:
Wipe clean with a damp cloth and mild soap. Do NOT put in a dishwasher.