Friday, June 16, 2017

SmartMax My First Safari Animals Review & Giveaway

      Kids naturally like animals, especially large animals like giraffes, lions and hippos. SmartMax is using these beautiful beasts to attract toddlers to the magic of magnetism. SmartMax, are the makers of colorful magnetic construction toys for young children and they have now introduced two big game building toys. My First Safari ($19.99) and My First Animal Train ($29.99) are perfect for the youngest members in the house to safely explore magnetic play.  I received the SmartMax My First Safari for Madilyn to try.  

     The SmartMax My First Safari is for ages 1 and up.  Toddlers are awed when they discover the crocodile, lion, elephant, giraffe, hippo, and rhino.  Each animal is made up of 2 parts and a magnet to hold their body together in the middle.  They are chunky making it easier for toddlers to grasp them.  They are made from soft material and can easily click on the SmartMax bars (magnets).  The set comes with 18 colorful pieces. Toddlers can make 6 different animals.  Creative kids can mix and match parts and create fun crazy animals.  These are great for hand-eye coordination, logical thinking, color recognition, and creativity are all things children can work on while using these.  

     When we received this set I opened it up and Madilyn was immediately attracted to them.  She was excited to play with the animals.  My boys loved them too and jumped in to play with her.  Although she was not big on sharing her few found treasure.  Madilyn just turned 18 months and she is able to hold them, put them together, and pull them apart.  She does well with her hand-eye coordination. Madi likes to click them together and pull them apart.  Once she has an animal she will pretend they are walking around and make silly noises.  I love watching her play with these and use her imagination.  She also likes to put multiple bars together.  These have been a great addition to Madilyn's toy box.  Madi loves to pull them out and play.  

     I like how easy they are for Madi to use on her own and they invoke some imagination.  Plus they are fun for my boys to play with her when they want to join.  And I love that they are compatible with all SmartMax Sets.  So as Madilyn gets older we can add other sets to expand her exploring.  These sets would also make great gifts.  

Win it:  One (1) Arizona Mama reader will win their choice of My First Safari Animals or My First Animal Train. 

Enter in the Giveaway  Tools form below! This giveaway will be open until 6/30  at 11:59PM (MST).  Open to US

Thank you to SmartMax for providing the above mentioned products for review and giveaway. 

 I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure


  1. I like the build and connect set.

  2. I like the SmartMax Build & Connect

  3. I really like the SmartMax Build & Connect set. I want to get it for my grandson.

  4. I learned that parts are glued and welded together to keep them from breaking apart as well as bigger than 3cm to avoid choking.

  5. I like the Build & Play Fantasy collection!

  6. I like their playground!


  7. I like the build and connect one. It looks like fun!

  8. My grandkids would like the Mega Ball Run.