Although Simon doesn’t have the Magformers Dinosaur Set, he does have all the pieces (he collects the set using the pieces from other sets). It’s great fun to be able to look up the dinos and the instructions in the Magformers online pdf books and bring them back to life:
We also read up on how these dinos lived in the encyclopaedias.
Somehow people assume a smart kid must be crazy about dinos. Well, no matter how colourful the dino books and apps, they never grasped Simon’s attention as much as the profoundly more exciting “Volumes of Solids”or the Japanese alphabets. And somehow I assumed that just wasn’t his thing. Until this week, when it turned out he can rank all the dinos by size, from Brachiosaurus to Velociraptor, and many more, which I had no idea he even knew the names of. Where did he learn all that new info from? How does he know that Velociraptor lived during the Cretaceous era? The Magformers website of course! Where else?