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Made in Indiana by Darren and Teresa of My Unique Wooden Toys, our magnetic wooden fishing pole is truly a classic. Designed for ages 3 and up, kids love reeling out the magnetic "hook" (a wooden ball with a weak magnet attached) and reeling in a fish! It's a lot of fun for a very simple toy.
For more fun on a rainy day, set up an indoor fishing pond! Simply drape a blanket across the back of two chairs and have your child cast her line over the blanket and into the pond. Which fish will bite? From the other side of the blanket, attach a different color fish with each cast (or maybe a spoon or a paper clip!). We've also seen this idea used for school fairs with winning prize numbers attached to each fish. There aren't any blinking lights or beeping sounds, but it's nonetheless a great diversion for any 3-5 year old.
Each fishing pole comes with three fish and extra wooden fish are also available.