Magnetic Tiles for Kids (Comparison and Photos)

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Magnetic Tiles in the window

I came across all these photos of the oh-so-colorful magnetic tiles in the window and had to share. This is from when the set of 100 Picasso Tiles I ordered had just arrived to supplement our set of 48 Building Brilliance Magnetic Shapes from Discount School Supply from Discount School Supply and we were perhaps a bit giddy with the abundance of colorful magnetic shapes to play with.

(Also, Daphne was home sick that week and had lots of time to build and putter quietly with them.)

This is mostly gratuitous photo sharing.

If you want to learn more about magnet tiles for kids, see my previous two posts on the subject:

Magnetic Tiles for Kids

Magnetic Tiles for Kids

Magnetic Tiles for Kids

Magnetic Tiles for Kids

Magnetic Tiles for Kids

Magnetic Tiles for Kids

Magnetic Tiles for Kids

Magnetic Tiles for Kids

Magnetic Tiles for Kids

As you can see our new Picasso Tiles play well with the more seasoned Building Brilliance Magnetic Shapes.

Magnetic Tiles for Kids - Picasso Tiles vs Building Brilliance Magnetic Shapes

The two brands are slightly different.  The Picasso Tiles are cheaper (I paid $69 for the set of 100 but the price is now up to $84.99 on Amazon—weird); the set from Discount School Supply is a bit sturdier (and priced at $49.99 for a set of 48 or $99.99 for a set of 100 pieces). Both seem to work equally well so far. There is also some variation in the tile shapes and sizes presented, but not a lot. The biggest difference seems to be that the set of Picasso Tiles comes with four extra large tiles which can be nice for building big. And that the magnets go all around the Building Brilliance set.

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  1. says

    I love these posts on magnetic tiles! I would love to get some for my almost 6 year old for her birthday, but I am located in New Brunswick, Canada. Do you know if there is a place you can get them in Canada? I think that the shipping is going to be really expensive ordering from the States! I have loved all your posts on ideas for creative play with these tiles. Thank you!

    • Barb says

      After these posts on magnetic tiles, I was inspired to order some for my 4 year old’s birthday. We’re also in Canada. I got a set of 100 from Amazon.ca for about $120, which matched the price for the same size set on ebay.

  2. Casey says

    Do you know if these other brands will wok with our magnatiles? I want to buy a larger set but only if they are compatible. We keep large washers in the basket with the tiles for “decorating” around the magnetic parts. So fun!

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