My daughter and I have been having a lot of fun with GoldieBlox – a line of toys created to help girls start building. If you are a parent, you know that most toys are very gender specific. Boys get to build and fight while girls get to play dress up and look pretty. Girls are lacking developmental toys and it’s very sad. 2014 should have more options for our little ones and GoldieBlox couldn’t agree more.
We had the opportunity to test out a few games from the GoldieBlox line and had a BLAST. Natalie wanted NO HELP. She insisted that she build out these designs on her own. I sat back and filmed.
The first game we tried out was Goldie Blox and The Movie Machine. I love the fact that each GoldieBlox game comes with some reading material and a backstory. So, it’s not just instructions and pieces. There’s life to this learning game!
In the Movie Machine, your daughter will not only be able to build out the unit, but she will then have the ability to pass out movie tickets and pick which show she wants to show her friends. Fun stuff! The instructions are REALLY easy to follow and the pieces are color coded and the same throughout the entire GoldieBlox series. A cog in this box is the same color as a cog in the next. The more boxes you purchase, the more familiar you become with the way things work.
Did I mention that you get a FREE IOS app that works with the toy?? SUPER!
Next up we have the Goldie Blox Action Figure with Zipline.
I highly recommend getting this action figure in conjunction with any other learning set you purchase. There’s something special about owning GoldieBlox as you are building out her designs. Of course, GoldieBlox is not just typical doll. There’s an adventure waiting for your little girl in this box as well. She zip lines!!
This one was pretty easy to put together. We did have to help get the wires set up the first time because Natalie couldn’t get the suction cups to stick, but I think that’s because she was just too excited! It was an easy enough fix for us. We pressed hard and off Natalie and GoldieBlox went! Over and over and over again. Even her brother got in on the fun.
Check out a video of Natalie putting together the GoldieBlox Zip Line Action Figure here.
There are so many different options for you to choose from! Honestly, the holidays are right around the corner — if you have little girls in your life, consider getting her a GoldieBlox learning toy.
In a world where men largely outnumber women in science, technology, engineering and math, girls lose interest in these subjects as early as age 8. Construction toys develop an early interest in these subjects, but for over a hundred years, they’ve been considered “boys’ toys.” GoldieBlox is determined to change the equation. We aim to disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.
And before you go, check out this brand new video from GoldieBlox – “GoldieBlox vs. the Big Sister Machine.” Big Sister prescribes her ideals of beauty and perfection to young girls. Little Sister – a girl inspired by Goldie – rebels against the mantra, breaking the girls free and leading them to a world of possibilities – all set to Metric’s “Help I’m Alive” hit.