Friday, January 27, 2006

Great Toy Alert


A classmate of Emma's brought a toy for show and tell that Emma fell in love with. It's called Snap Circuits Junior. I thought of it as more of a boy thing at first. I know, bad mama giving into gender stereotypes but . . . anyway, we went and got one from Learning Express and she loves it!
Hell, I love it. So does Anna. And Mark. The ages on the box say 8-105 and that's right! It allows kids to build 100 different electronic circuits, that perform a variety of tasks from turning a light on to playing an alarm, spinning a fan, and creating a little electric light show.

It's really simple to do and teaches kids to pay attention to detail because if they miss one simple step, the entire project doesn't work. We all need help with that, right? It was $30 at Learning Express, but I'm sure you can find them a little cheaper. There are also bigger sets (Snap Circuits 300 and 500) that are more expensive.

Check it out and become an electronics wiz!

10 comments:

Carrie Guevara said...

How cool is that?!! Love it! I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for a beginner set for next x-mas. :)

Suz said...

That is really neat. I love different toys that the kids and myself can play with and that wont bore them.

Hugs Suz

4evergapeach said...

I remember having something like that when I was younger. We could actually make a lie detector out of it! I don't remember how well it worked as that though.

I'll have to keep that in mind for my youngest boy. He would love something like that.

Mama B said...

Wow, that looks like a cool game. I may have to get that for our family game nights!!

LAMommyof3 said...

That looks really cool! I bet my oldest would love it - he loves just about anything to do with Science. Thanks for the tip!

chesneygirl said...

WOW! That does sound like fun!
I'll have to keep it in mind!

Thanks for the alert!! :)

beki said...

Hmm, Matt may get that for his birthday...

Lala's world said...

cool, love getting new ideas for the kids!! thanks

Anne said...

holy crow that is the coolest toy EVER!!! I am so going to be getting one of those in a few years. or next week. Thanks for the head's up!!

MarkD60 said...

I would like one of those! It looks more modern than some of my equipment at work!