If you have a special little lady on your shopping list this year who is 4 to 9 years old, let me introduce Goldie Blox! I’m not usually one to condone separate, stereotypical toys based on gender so I was a bit skeptical when my daughter received Goldie Blox and the Spinning Machine as a gift, but now that we have had a chance to test out this toy/game/activity for budding female inventors, I have to say that I am quite impressed!
This is not a game that you can hand over to your 4 or 5-year-old daughter and expect that she will figure it out on her own but if you get down on the floor with her, I guarantee you will both enjoy playing and learning together!
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Essentially, this is a read along and build activity designed to teach engineering concepts to young girls. A book will help you organize your “building materials” and walk you through step by step building instructions with a cute little story. There are extra patterns and designs for new machines at the end for those girls who are a little older and are up for the challenge!
This product has been kid tested and Runit mom approved. My daughters and I really enjoy playing with Goldie Blox! I love how the Goldie character is dressed in jeans and sneakers and there is no glitter or glam involved whatsoever. It’s a nice change of pace from the princesses and dolls that we more often associate as being “girl toys” and is a fun way for your special little lady to explore and learn through play.
Goldie Blox has won a Gold Award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation and Best Toy Award from the Openheim Toy Portfolio and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t yet. There are several activity sets to choose from and you can read about them out here.
Happy Building girls!
The opinions expressed in this post are my own and I was not compensated in any way.
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