This is a partnered post on behalf of GoldieBlox and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own
We received samples of GoldieBlox right before we went on our summer vacation. We decided that they would be the perfect travel toy for us to play with and explore while on vacation and I’m so glad we made that decision because the kids have been playing with GoldieBlox from one stop to the next. Zoe loves all the pieces because they are mostly purple in color and she gets to use her imagination or follow the directions in the GoldiBlox stories, and Miles being the boy he is has found a way to have fun too. Just add cars and a track….
GoldieBlox is more than a toy; it’s a movement. It’s about nurturing a generation of girls who are more confident, courageous, and tech-savvy. It’s about opening our girls’ minds beyond the pink aisle at the toy store. GoldieBlox is a toy company on a mission: help girls stay interested in engineering and technology past that big dropoff at age 8. How? Books and building toys! n her extensive research on how kids play, Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox founder and CEO, found that boys tend to gravitate toward construction toys that strengthen their spatial skills, while girls tend to be more interested in stories and characters that strengthen their verbal skills.
There are not a lot of women engineers.
Goldie, the star of GoldieBlox toys, is a girl inventor who goes on adventures (in books the girls can read) and solves problems by building simple machines. As kids read along, they build what Goldie builds with the included toolkit, learning engineering principles as they go. Each book features additional designs as inspiration for endless building possibilities.
I love that there is a product out there that encourages girls to be just as innovative as boys. For me having one of each I think it’s harder for me to see the difference in how girls have it harder being encouraged in engineering or tech. Plus we are a tech oriented family so how could she not be encouraged, but there is a strong pull to the colors of Goldieblox for her. And when it comes to building with other “building toys” she always goes to the girl colored blox. So KUDDOS to Goldiblox creators.
Zoe of course read the stories and followed the directions but she and her brother took turns building even more creations. It wasn’t until Miles asked for a glass of water that I realized he was actually following the direction himself.
Here is our #Unbloxing experience. We opened the box and I took a picture.
This was at home, then we put them in plastic bags to make traveling easier. From there we took them along with us from place to place and the kids played with them. They even shared them with the cousins and it was so much fun to see everyone having a good time building together, with or without the books.
We just packed them up tonight as we are about to leave to go home.
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