This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.
I am the proud Mama of two beautiful daughters. They love pink. They love dancing. They love princess. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t love math, Science and engineering. I, too, was a pink-loving twinkle toes who grew up to achieve a Master of Science in Biology and I will encourage my daughters to chase their dreams as well.
Toys that teach and encourage imagination are tops on my list so I could not have been happier to review GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank.
GoldieBlox is a book and construction set series that aims to get girls building, close the gender gap in STEM fields and inspire the next generation of female engineers.
Each building set comes with a story which sets the scene for the construction. My 9 year old took the reigns by reading the story first while my 6 year old sorted through the pieces. Finally, the girls worked together to bring the story to life by actually building the scene.
In GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank, Nacho, Goldie’s dog, hates water and loves being dirty. After many tries to get Nacho clean, Goldie finally comes up with the perfect contraption – a dunk tank! As the story progresses, kids learn about hinges and levers while creating a dunk tank for Nacho to finally bathe in before they all head to the town carnival.
My daughters were able to assemble the set with no help from me. It was great to see them working through problems together and conquering the task at hand. But one of my favorite features is actually the box! What an ingenious idea to have all of the pieces actually snap into place so nothing gets lost. Plus, the pieces of each GoldieBlox set work in conjunction with others so the possibilities are endless.
If you are looking for a last minute addition to your child’s Easter basket, head to Target where you will find GoldieBlox sets for just $19.99. Or, you can win GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank right here on Experimental Mommy. Enter below: