Upgrade! We purchased new magnetic fridge letters today and I couldn’t be happier! Fridge magnets keep Reagan busy for a very small portion of dinner prep time, which is better than no time! We previously sported the plastic magnetic letters on our fridge, I think that they are probably a staple in most homes, seeing how they can be purchased at the Dollar Store or in the dollar section at Target. These magnets always made me a bit nervous with their tiny circular magnetic backing. However, I still allowed them on my fridge…probably not the best idea. Whenever Reagan sat down at the fridge to play with the magnets, I would tell her that we needed to buy new ones, but of course I was usually making dinner, so the idea never sat with me for very long. It wasn’t until Reagan started to remove the magnets from the fridge, put them into her purse (an old Vera Bradley of mine that she has fallen in love with) , and carry them around the house and into the car with her that I knew it was definitely time to get rid of them. This activity, of traveling around with the magnets, threw up huge DANGER signs for me. I was afraid that with her out of sight, one of those little magnets was sure to find it’s way into her mouth. Which in all actuality, could happen just as easily with me in the same room…such a stupid mom moment. Into the garbage the plastic letters went!
On a recent trip to Marshall’s I was so glad to find these awesome Melissa and Doug Alphabet Magnets. They were an immediate hit with Reagan before they even came out of the box! The magnet backing (seen in first picture) is the exact same size as the letter and the letters are large enough that they aren’t going to be swallowed by my little one! The colors are bright and stick to the fridge magnificently! Three letter words are easily spelt with the 52 letters included in the box set. Mixing the upper and lower case letters allows for longer words that use two of the same letters, ReagAn, to be spelt.