The beautiful weather has enabled us to spend plenty of time in the great outdoors climbing trees, walking across the fields... and playing with a giant glider. With a 4ft wingspan it's a seriously impressive toy and we have all enjoyed throwing it to see just how far it can travel before landing in the grass.
The Air Hogs Titan is ideal for anyone, including competitive siblings and families (like ours), as you can see who can throw it the furthest, do the best stunts and run alongside it the quickest. We have used it so many times already and there are plenty of giggles shared each time. We practise our
accuracy by aiming for certain things and from an educational aspect it's ideal for teaching children about the wind and science.
Assembly is really simple, with only 4 parts that slot into each other, and there are some stickers to add on too for a more realistic look. You can rotate the stabiliser at the rear to switch it between the two modes, Soar and Stunt, which helps to vary play. As no batteries are required it's a great value toy and there are no hidden/extra costs after purchase.
It's RRP is £12.99 and it's considerably more robust than a paper plane yet still lightweight enough to fly far, despite the size. If it endures a few too many crash landings it can be fixed with glue or tape although it has been created so the wings detach on impact if it's being handled a little roughly to prevent damage!
The glider is aimed at children aged 5-8 years of age but we, including me aged 29, have had great fun with this. Not only is it good for the garden or park but you could take it to beach too this summer as an alternative to a kite.
We also received a Twister Rave Skip-It from Hasbro for outdoor play this summer which Minxy has particularly enjoyed using. I remember having a similar (but considerably more basic) version as a child so the memories flooded back and I was left feeling rather nostalgic when this came out of the box.
There is a loop which slips over your foot and onto your ankle with a wire attached and an electronic light up system on the end. The idea is to rotate the leg wearing the product so the wire and device spin in a circular motion and then lift the other foot up and down allowing it to pass underneath. It took Minxy a few moments to get the hang of it, I of course had a great time demonstrating for her, but she has spent many an evening after school in the garden using it and trying to beat her previous scores.
The electronic pack lights up with the Twister iconic colours with each hop and there are 4 colours and 20 light patterns it works through as you complete the levels. Being curious Minxy was keen to see the different lights so it spurred her on to play even more.
3 AAA batteries are required (not included) although if you didn't want to use the light up scoring system then you could play with it without them. It's aimed at children aged 6-14... although it's likely mums and dads will want a turn on it too as its a retro toy with a modern twist!
It has a RRP of £19.99.
You can view it in action here:
Two great products that encourage your child to get outside this summer, which is really beneficial in today's tech crazy world.
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