A catchy toy that captures the kids interest before even opening the box. My kids love the really great sound effects. And I find the colors are really vibrant. The game works with 4 double-sided cards that encourage building and learning. The cards seem pretty sturdy. We had a 2 year over and he couldn’t stop playing with it. He didn’t even need to change the card.
If your child loves puzzles (as mine does), then I think this will be a big hit. I think it’s a really creative way to introduce colors and shapes. If you have a Team Umizoomi fan, this would be a solid, engaging holiday pick with educational value and I think educational value is very important.
The eight scenes are mostly gender neutral and very engaging — I think they did a really great job in selecting them:
From the Manufacturer
Introducing the Magic Motion Shape Board. Includes talking Shape Board, 5 double-sided Umi mission cards and 12 shape pieces. 3 easy steps to play. 1) Slide an Umi mission card into Bot’s belly screen. 2) Build real-life objects by plugging in shape pieces. 3) Slide Umi-car to see shapes spin and hear fun phrases and sound effects. For additional freeplay, shape pieces stack on and off the board. Place Umi mission cards and shape pieces right on the board for easy storage. Teaches shapes, spatial relations and measurement.
Learn to create with shapes with Milli, Geo and Bot! Just insert a mission card into Bot’s belly screen and then find the shapes needed to build the object or scene! Once you’ve plugged the shapes into the board, you can slide the UmiCar button to see the shapes spin and to hear phrases & sound effects! Included are 12 shapes and 4 double-sided mission cards- build 8 scenes in all! Includes 3 “AA” (R6) batteries.
Sample received to give to charity