It's a Mom Thing Reviews & More!: Get Girls Building with GoldieBlox

10/10/15

Get Girls Building with GoldieBlox

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All reviews reflect my personal opinion and experience.* 



A few years ago my father-in-law sent my husband and me a link to a KickStarter for toys geared towards girls that teach engineering concepts in a fun way. He knew that I was a huge advocate for encouraging girls to be anything that they wanted to be and helping them to say interested or get interested in careers that are typically male dominated. As a "girl mom" it was, and still is, important to me that my daughter never felt held back or looked at as less than a male in any field that she became interested in. I read up as much as I could about the inventor of these new toys and learned as much as possible about their brand and mission. Later my husband and I decided to donate. 

In case you haven't figured it out yet, the toy brand was GoldieBlox and we were fully behind their mission of encouraging girls to realize they are "More than just a princess".


Now, years later, I am a blogger and have had the pleasure of meeting some of the GoldieBlox team at events, chatting with them, and working with them. My daughter is also no longer a toddler. She is a little girl with huge dreams. Mia is almost seven and talks about wanting to be an engineer, optometrist, or architect when she grows up and I know that GoldieBlox is helping to encourage her to follow her dreams and her passions. Not only are the products from GoldieBlox educational but they are so fun! Mia enjoys playing with them and creating new things for hours at a time!



GoldieBlox and the Parade Float is the second product that GoldieBlox released! With this fun product children learn engineering principles, build spatial skills, and learn creative problem solving skills. I love that along with this set there is a story teaching them about how to build the float and about creativity and friendship. This set is compatible with other GoldieBlox products meaning that when it comes to building your child has endless possibilities! 


I honestly never thought that one day I would have a zipline running across my house but when we received the GoldieBlox Zipline Action Figure we had just that. Along with the Goldie action figure you receive everything that you need to build a four meter long zipline! We love the Goldie action figure! She is designed to be ready for action since her shoulders, knees, and joints move! Mia loved sending her down the zipline, she had so much fun that she didn't realize that she was learning concepts like suspension and problem solving skills!


Mia and I are totally obsessed with the brand new Craft-struction Box! This box combines crafting and construction for open ended play. I love that this new kit is throwing art into the mix and encouraging STEAM concepts! This kit includes over 275 pieces so that there are endless possibilities of what to make. You can find weekly how-to videos on BloxTown.com so that kids can not only have open-ended building time, but also be given some ideas of how to use the pieces from the kit! I love that when she builds things from the poster of ideas included in the box it tells her the engineering principal that she is using. Some of the principals include compression, center of mass, and centripetal force! 



We absolutely love GoldieBlox and know that you will too! 
Lets get girls building! 


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1 comment:

  1. Love giving little girls the open minded gifts. They can be anything they want! Love it!

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