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Magnetic Play Centre - Blue

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Magnetic Play Centre - Blue
Magnetic Play Centre - Blue
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product information

Brightly coloured multi-functional portable desk with double-sided magnetic and chalk board.

Includes 10 magnetic numbers, 40 upper case letters, 40 lower case letters, 7 signs, chalk, eraser, drawing paper and retractable carry handle.

Ideal for spelling practice and lots more.

Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.

How does this help my child ?

  • Creativity

    This toy enables your child to express themselves artistically.

  • Learning to Read
    Learning to Read

    This toy helps your child start to read for themselves.

Magnetic Play Centre - Blue reviews verified by Reevoo

(8.0 out of 10)
Value for money
Overall rating
Scores 8.0 out of 10 based on 19 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Excellent workstation for our 5 year old .
Makes writing and spelling fun.
Could do with more letters. Numbers only go up to 9. There is only one of each number so limits what sums you can do. Basically just need more letters and numbers.
Confirmed purchase: 11 March 2015
Published on: 31 March 2015
(10 out of 10)


Caerphilly GB
Great set of letters in a carrying case which can also be used as a writing board.
The id of the case is not as durable as it could be. Will require supervision of a boisterous child.
Confirmed purchase: 25 January 2015
Published on: 12 February 2015
(10 out of 10)


Bridgnorth GB
Substantial construction to withstand hard knocks. Self contained so no looking for other pieces before use.
Great learning product.
Confirmed purchase: 27 November 2014
Published on: 05 February 2015
(5 out of 10)


West lothian GB
He magnetic chalk board idea is great and when my childad can get into it he has fun with the letters and chalk.
My four year old finds it very hard to open I even find it tricky to open, I don't think it's worth the money the inside tray is a skimpy plastic thing that's not going to last long.
Confirmed purchase: 30 November 2014
Published on: 15 December 2014
(10 out of 10)


Kidderminster GB
Gorgeous case with magnetic letters and numbers and a blackboard and chalks, this is a case that your child can carry around and take on holidays to keep your little one amused and help with learning too in a fun way with the letters and numbers, help your child form words with the letters just a great quality product. Highly recommend.
None at all
Confirmed purchase: 27 November 2014
Published on: 15 December 2014
(8 out of 10)


Manchester GB
Excellent for learning letters and words! Would recommend.
Not enough duplicate letters.
Confirmed purchase: 12 November 2014
Published on: 04 December 2014
(2 out of 10)


Epsom, Surrey GB
It is such a shame that ELC have allowed this product to be produced using plastic which is lesser quality to temporary packaging. we paid the full £20 for this item and are disappointed.
The blackboard/magnetic board barely stays put where it should and the idea it can also carry paper underneath is good in principle but as the plastic tray is such poor quality the reality is you spend your time encouraging your child not to touch and lift it.
Sadly this is another example of ELC scrimping on quality and charging a premium.
Published on: 15 January 2014
(2 out of 10)


I bought this for my soon to be six year old because he is enjoying developing his spelling and reading.
He is the fourth of my five children and his older siblings have all owned a version of this toy.
I was therefore confident that this toy would be suitable for my son.

I was very disappointed and so was he.
The desk lid is poorly designed and broke on opening. My son is generally careful with his toys and when I looked closely at the desk I was shocked at its shoddy quality.
As well as the desk lid the chalkboard is flimsy and hard to keep in its place (it is designed to be removable but won't stay put when needed).
The tray that is supposed to hold the magnetic numbers and letters is made of the sort of plastic found in packaging so not fit for purpose. It bent and ripped very quickly.
The desk is meant for a younger child so I would not recommend it. It is supposed to be portable but one drop and it would probably break.

It is a shame that ELC has allowed such a classic, traditional toy to e made so badly and sold in it's stores.

I will be seeking a refund.

N.B. I have tried to upload a photograph but the site keeps timing out.
Published on: 31 December 2013
(10 out of 10)


South Coast UK GB
Very good at helping in the early stages of reading
Published on: 31 December 2013
(4 out of 10)


Edinburgh GB
My daughter has just started school and I was looking for something fun for her to practise her word building. I came across one of these in our dentist waiting room so ordered it for her Christmas. When she opened it today I was very disappointed at the poor quality. I can only assume that it is now being produced much more cheaply than the earlier model I came across as the case is much less sturdy, the handle does not feel strong enough to take the weight of the case and the plastic tray insert is more like a disposable food tray than something you would design to withstand the play of young children. I don't expect it to last very long. I am glad I bought it on sale but I would rather have paid a bit more and had better quality.
Published on: 27 December 2013

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