Sea Monsters – Magnetic Play Set

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Sea Monsters – Magnetic Play Set

Building on Everything Dinosaur’s work with a number of marine reptile and other creatures that lived in the ancient seas of the Mesozoic, the company has introduced a sea monster magnetic play set.

Now young dinosaur fans can create their own underwater scenes featuring such amazing and wonderful animals as Dolichorhynchops, Elasmosaurus and Tylosaurus.  These play sets don’t just focus on marine reptiles, the magnetic play sets include giant sharks, primitive fish and the torpedo shaped Xiphactinus.

The Magnetic Play Set from Everything Dinosaur

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the huge range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal themed gifts available from the company’s award-winning website: Visit Everything Dinosaur.

On test this particular product proved very popular.  The set consists of two prehistoric scenes and a set of magnetic play pieces representing animals from the Age of Reptiles, from the Triassic right up to the end of the Cretaceous.  In the set, giant sharks such as Squalicorax, squid and the fearsome Xiphactinus fish are featured.  Naturally, the marine reptiles have the largest presence with nothosaurs, mosasaurs, elasmosaurids and even ichthyosaurs included.  The pieces are easy to move and place on the realistic underwater scenes and we found that lots and lots of different stories could be made up about the animals.

This proved an excellent item for creative play and linked into some key stage teaching areas such as building ecosystems and understanding food webs.  We certainly saw a huge number of different scenes, each one depicting a child’s view of an ancient seascape populated by fearsome sea monsters.

As well as stocking an large range of dinosaur and marine reptile toys and gifts, Everything Dinosaur also stock a huge range of prehistoric animal models and replicas including a wide range of marine reptile figures.

There are plesiosaurs, pliosaurs, mosasaurs, ichthyosaurs and also replicas of important fossil invertebrates such as ammonites, trilobites and belemnites.

To view the extensive range of prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.