26 November 2014

Christmas Gift Giveaway - Day 26







WIN a GoldieBlox Play Set


Children's toys are regularly split both in store and online into pink and blue for the different sexes, but GoldieBlox tries to eliminate this gender separation and introduces girls to engineering concepts through play.

The CEO Debbie Sterling, a 32 year old engineer herself, spotted the gender discrepancy while studying at university and created the toy range to help tackle the gender gap in technology, science, maths etc. Minxy already enjoys these subjects thankfully and she was very pleased to be sent a kit to try out herself - she likes design and creativity too which the set covers well.






All of the kits are very interactive and include construction items and a book which encourages children to build along with the narrative. There are extra examples within the book which you can give a go too or your child can invent their own, it's completely up to them.

The books are easy to follow and feature GoldieBlox, a young inventor, who solves problems by making machines. This one has rhyming text which made it even more fun to read.




GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine

This set includes|:
1 book
1 pegboard
10 axles
5 blocks
1 ribbon
1 crank
5 washers
5 wheels
5 characters
16 design ideas


I sat back and let Minxy read and construct by herself, although Jamster was very happy to be involved and sat close by, and she seemed to really enjoy it. It was very different to any other toy she had played with before and she liked this as it really kept her interested. Once she had created the idea provided in the story and several of the others she started to think about her own. It certainly helped to get her own wheels turning and inspired her to make her own belt drive devices. I was really pleased with this and I think the Mr was too as a HGV Technician.




The set which is aimed at children aged 4 years and over is great quality and all of the pieces slot together well to make sturdy machines. No batteries are required and all of the setting up can be completed by the kids, no adult help is required.
The unusual characters which include a Basset Hound, a Dolphin Ballerina, a cat, a bear and a sloth can also be played with seperately which is lovely too.

I have a feeling a few of the other sets will be on her list for Santa this year!




You can find out more about GoldieBlox on the website
http://www.goldieblox.com/


*** WIN ***

For your chance to win a GoldieBlox Parade Float Play Set you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.



The giveaway is open to those in the UK and ends at 11.59pm GMT 10th December 2014.
Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available also.

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74 comments :

  1. My son wants to be a rubbish man as obsessed with rubbish trucks

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  2. fireman I suspect - but he's not really thought that far ahead yet!

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  3. My son did want to be a fireman until recently when he reassessed his career options and decided to now become an ice cream man!

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  4. My daughter wants to be a "famous actress" - mmmm, life has some hard lessons in store for her!

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  5. My 5 year old wants to be a teacher and my 2 year old said "dinosaur mister"

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  6. he wants to be a zookeeper :D

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  7. My eldest son wants to be a raching car driver and my youngers son wants to be a goalkeeper. My eldest daughter wants to be a writer or a teacher and my youngest daughter wants to be a cook or a baker!

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  8. my daughter wants to be a vet or a teacher

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  9. my son wants to be a shopkeeper and my daughter wants to be a princess :-)

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  10. E wants to be a princess like Elsa (lol!)
    C wants to be a fireman
    H wants to be a game tester!

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  11. boys want to be games designers and our little girl wants to be a teacher :)

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  12. My daughter wants to be a Princess

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  13. I suspect he might be a rugby player!!

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  14. My daughter wants to be a teacher and my son wants to be spiderman!

    AShleigh

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  15. As long as she is happy she can be whatever she wants x

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  16. son 17 (mechanic) son 14 (professional athlete or something sporty) daughter 9 (teacher) daughter 3 (Queen Elsa!! )

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  17. She's 3 and wants to be a train driver on Sodor.

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  18. MY DAUGHTER WANTS TO BE AN ASTRONAUT

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  19. My daughter wants to be a fairy vet andby son a famous footballer playing for Barcelona !

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  20. one wants to be a policeman and the other a carpenter

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  21. eldest son wants to be a pilot, younger son wants to work as a computer games designer (his dream job), eldest daughter wants to be a fashion designer and younger daughter wants to be a gymnast!

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  22. My daughter wants to be a vet and my son wants to be a policeman xx

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  23. My little girl wants to be the Tooth Fairy :)

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  24. my little one is animal mad, she would love to be a vet , or maybe Doc Mcstuffins :-)

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  25. my son says he wants to be a rock star on monday and tuesday, a football player on the weekend, and a fireman the rest of the week, hes ambitious

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  26. my little girl is wnting to be a nurse, and loves nothing more than bandaging every visitor we have.

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  27. child minder - nursery school teacher x

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  28. My daughter wants to be a chef and a veterinarian

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  29. claire elizabeth noke27 November 2014 at 19:59

    My eldest wants to be a police officer, my middle one says he wants to be a dinosaur (hes 4 - lol) and my youngest wants to be Princess Anna (shes 3) ha ha x

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  30. my 8 year old wants to be a hairdresser or make up artist

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  31. She wants to be a show jumper or eventer!

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  32. My daughter wants to be a vet, my little boy wants to be a transformer lol

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  33. Big man wants to be a scientist like Mummy - even though I am now more of a writer!

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  34. He doesn't know yet but his Daddy would like him to be a footballer :)

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  35. A teacher and a tree yes a tree

    Kay panayi

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  36. My daughter would like to be an ambulance person (Paramedic to the rest of us!!!!!) and my son wants to be a fireman!

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  37. my daughter wants to be a teacher

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  38. Linda F McGarrigle7 December 2014 at 18:15

    My youngest wants to be a Vet, the middle child wants to be a pop star and my eldest wants to be a computer engineerx

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  39. At the moment my 5 yo daughter quite wants to be a doctor and my 4 yo son isn't sure, but would like to be a daddy!

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  40. She wants to be a nurse but also a vet!

    Keeley Shaw

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