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Encouraging My Girls With GoldieBlox

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Last year we had a babysitter who is an engineering major at the college down the street. With under 20% of engineering students being female I was so thrilled, a few weeks later, to hear Lily express an interest in pursing engineering as a career. Now she is only 11 and this week wants to be an interior designer, but I love anything that encourages my girls to think outside of the box of “traditionally female” careers.

Studies show that girls begin to lose interest in science, technology, engineering and math as early as eight. With my youngest girl being eight, this concerns me and I want to fight it at every turn. And while none of my kids have ever been boxed in by playing with only “girl” or ” boy” toys it still is hard to find toys that my girls love that encourage them in these important subjects.

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Enter Goldiebox. They are determined to “un-pinkify” the toy aisle, and specifically construction toys, all the while inspiring a new generation of female engineers. These toys were right up our alley.

GoldieBlox Movie Maker

 

This weekend we sat down, just us girls, and started building. Each Goldieblox kit comes with a story that accompanies your building project. Since my girls are huge readers this really engaged them before they started building. The instructions were thorough and easy to follow. But my favorite part of the day is when I left them on their own for a bit and they ran to me with creations they had made.

“Look mom, I made this one up all by myself!!!”

GoldieBlox Parade Float

 

My eight year old was challenged but completely able to succeed in putting together Katinka’s Parade Float. And Lily, who is eleven, loved making movies with GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine . Although I think Lily was totally partial to the HUGE Builder’s Survival Kit. This kit gives kids tons of options to create projects big and small. It was perfect for her inventive mind.

GoldieBlox Builder's Kit

These toys are just well made and the concepts are brilliantly thought out. I love that the graphics will appeal to girls without playing down to them or making them over the top girly. Each kit has tons of possibilities so your kids won’t get bored. And shhh….. your boys will probably love it too.

GoldieBlox Book

I have an AMAZING GoldieBox prize pack to give away valued at almost $90. I am so excited for you and your girls to get to experience GoldieBlox for themselves!! Enter using the Rafflecopter below (email subscribers will need to click through to enter).

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Disclosure: The post is sponsored by GoldieBlox and Mom Dot Media. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Comments

  1. Michelle Canavan says:

    Kids learn best through play- what could be better than letting them discover how things work through their own designs/explorations. We would love to win:)!!

  2. I would love to win this for my two daughters, ages 7 and 9!!
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  3. Christie says:

    my niece would love this

  4. Would make a great Christmas gift for my daughter, or a birthday party gift to take to another girl.
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  5. Ohhh, my daughter needs this! What’s the recommended age range?

  6. Patti says:

    This is so cool! My daughter would live it.

  7. Christie says:

    My daughter Anna would love this! I put it on her wish list last year when I heard about it. Such a great toy for girls!

  8. Shelley says:

    They look fun!

  9. Wow! I hadn’t heard of GoldieBlox! My girls both love building things (usually from our recycle bin!) so this is a fun (and much cleaner) option!
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  10. Diana Cote says:

    I would give this to my daughter, she loves to build things, crafts, is always coming up with wild ideas… So she would love this. :)

  11. Very cool! I love any toy that encourages creativity (even if it is pink ;)!)
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  12. Erin W says:

    I’d love to win this for my daughter and husband. They love doing things like this together and both love science.

  13. My 4yo daughter has fallen in love with my boy’s magnetic block kit… I”d lover to encourage her blossoming tech side…

  14. I would love this for my girls!!

  15. As a girl who loved math and science, these just make me happy! I hope my 5 and 8 yo girls would enjoy them, too. :)
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  16. I’d love to win this set for my classroom! :)

  17. Kristen says:

    I would love to win this for my niece!

  18. My daughter takes after her dad and thinks in a mathematical/analytical way. I’d love to have the Goldieblox prize pack to encourage her inventive mind. I think we have an engineer in the making!

  19. Maureen says:

    I would love to have these for my two girls!

  20. last night, lucy told me she wanted to be an inventor AND a singer.
    so her.
    ;)
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  21. Phoebe says:

    I’d love this for my engineering minded and inventing daughter!

  22. i’d love to play with these with my daughter Lily, who is 5 and my son Jonah would probably love it too, he’s 7.
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  23. I have some girls who would love this.

  24. Rosa Grigsby says:

    I would LOVE to give this to my daughter, she would LOVE this.

  25. For my girls is course!
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  26. Mary B says:

    So fun to surprise my sweet niece Ella!

  27. Alina Hahn says:

    I would like to win this for my son – he loves building things and this looks like something that I would actually enjoy building with him.

  28. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I’d Love To Gift My Niece GoldieBlox!

  29. Ellen Russell says:

    We bought my niece one of the GoldieBlox kits for her birthday (I think it was the dunk tank?) – she loved it! Would love to win this to give as gifts to some more of my nieces this year (since we just have little boys right now). Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

  30. Kristen says:

    Our friends are amateur filmmakers, so their daughter would especially like the movie machine!

  31. Tabathia B says:

    for my two youngest daughters

  32. Leigh D says:

    I’d love to get this for my daughter.

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