My initial plan was to review games and such on Fridays as a part of my Fun Fridays theme. And you might have noticed the reviews have been mostly absent.
Today, I am reviewing Snap Circuits – SC-300. The Snap Circuits kits are among the most popular toys on amazon and in our house too. This is one of the best toys I have purchased ever – total value – and the returns on this investment keep coming – in learning, in discovering, in fun – everytime we bring this out.
The instruction manuals are detailed and clear with diagrams that let children build the circuits and models easily (some with a little help from adults) as they follow the step-by-step instructions. The projects range from the simple – a light bulb – to more complex ones like two-way radios. And if your kid is interested and has understood the basic principles of electricity (which they do after making enough of these), they can try out some of their own! And I have to say,when they do, the feeling of accomplishment is wonderful..
The pieces are all sturdy and this kit has lasted many a use over the years for us (I bought this for my kids in 2010) and since then have purchased many of these kits as gifts for friends and family – I know this will be cherished by us and them.
There are many versions of this kit – starting from the SC-100 to SC-750; as well as upgrades to the kits that you can order separately.
So if you are looking for something to gift for a child (of any age!), this is definitely something you cannot go wrong with
Over at dVerse, Shanyn has us writing about our shoes for Poetics : A mile in these SHOES. I found a form I enjoyed reading – in Marianne Moore’s “The Fish” – you can read that here (Rhyming aabbx with lines of 1, 3 9, 6, and 8 syllables each, a shimmying wriggle and wave of a poem)
others, well, a little grimy
to slip into me
in lands far
bliss, feet encased within.
for the night.
nice, brisk walk in the morning sun
For SY(robust and image:winter scene),
Magpie Tales(image – winged girl), Sunday Whirl(Crisis thanks fire depend
border insight trouncing word plight road forces issue), and Sunday Scribblings(spelling) as well as for G-Man’s Friday Flash 55