I'd like to buy my nephew a folding wooden chess set for his birthday.
When I played with my own children when they were smaller it was hard for them to go more than a few minutes without fidgeting and jiggling that inevitably upset the board, so I am pretty sure that the larger the pieces are, the better the experience will be for everyone.
I want a folding set that he can safely put away with the pieces in it. I don't really see the point of a magnetic board, I'd rather just have heavier pieces. I'd be glad to hear out any experiences and advice.