Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Glow in the Dark Celestial Connectagons Review and GIVEAWAY!!
My children love to build. We own a myriad of various building toys and sets and you can usually find at least one of the children playing with them at any given point in the day. I love that it sparks their creativity and allows their imagination to take over.
We were blessed to be able to review another great building toy from HearthSong--the Glow in the Dark Celestial Connectagons! I have been drooling over Connectagons for quite some time, so I was absolutely thrilled to give these a try!
When the box arrived, everyone was very intrigued. There were some lessons in patience learned as were still in the middle of our lessons for the day, so they weren't allowed to open it until after we were done.
This 157 piece set includes a 10 inch full moon base and smaller pieces decorated with constellations, moon phases, stars, galaxies and even the Earth. The slotted sides help pieces hook together and allow for endless building possibilities!
We are studying astronomy this year, so this is a perfect addition to our home. We can now apply the knowledge we are gaining through our curriculum to identify the various star formations on these pieces. My children loved seeing what sort of interesting shapes and creations they could construct.
The pieces are sturdy and big enough to be manipulated by small hands. They slide together easily but firmly to hold their position. They are taken apart just as easily I love that this provides open ended play. My 3 year old had a slightly difficult time, but the product is recommended for ages 4 and up. There is no right or wrong way to build so children are free to explore their own ideas.
The best part according to my kids? The pieces GLOW IN THE DARK! Build your own fantastic creation and then cut out the lights to see your stars and galaxies shining! What kid wouldn't love that? Note: In order to get the best glow, you will have to make sure that the pieces are exposed to bright light for a time beforehand.
I am always impressed by the quality of HearthSong's products and this toy is no exception. These retail for $29.98 and would make a great Christmas present for the little builders in your home!
HearthSong has generously agreed to giveaway one set of these to one of my readers! How fun! To enter to win, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. U.S. residents only. Also make sure you follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.
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