Magnetic Foam Shape Creations from Verdes Toys Corp. (located in California) is the sleeper toy of the year in my house. The product was originally bought at Marshall's on a whim. The packaging was unassuming and almost scholastic which made the surprise all the better when watching kids really enjoying the product for long periods of time. The product is a set of magnetic objects that kids can put together to make all sorts of interesting shapes, structures and designs. The objects are 1/4 inch think pieces of colorful foam rubber (squares, triangles, circles, 1/4 circles... etc) with a magnetic backing. The product then comes with 80 such pieces and a metal board with grid lines allowing users to make fairly complex or just fun silly objects. This toy seems to tap into several developmental areas for kids including hand-eye and fine motor skills. Also would seem to help children grow their creative and problem solving skills. This products a winner. The product states its for kids ages 3+, I suspect 2+ is fair, but for kids younger than 3 the product should be used with close adult supervision as the foam pieces could be swallowed.