These are a fabulous, engaging tool. Great for a pre & early primary years sensory and literacy support tool, however we have found they are as popular for adults as for their kids!
Use the magnetic stylus to 'lift' the magnetic balls up. To depress them just run your finger over them. Super sensory & fun as well as educational.
When running your fingers over the little embedded balls it feels quite like popping bubble wrap... sooo satisfying.
Also fun to tilt it almost upside down and allow the 'beads' to fall into the holes and rub your hands over it. It gives a different sensation to using it the other way.
Great for multi sensory literacy training.