Do you know what summer brain drain is? It is the phenomenon of students forgetting skills they learned throughout the school year over the summer break; one study found kids actually can lose 2-3 months worth of skills they learned! I don’t know about you, but I do not want that to happen. But, what’s a working mom supposed to do to keep those skills retained while their child is just playing the day away? GoldieBlox, the toy designed to get girls building and interested in engineering, is a perfect “toy” to keep those math and science skills in check. Kids won’t even know they are learning while building real working machines. I got a chance to check out GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine and the Zipline Action Figure.
|Goldie up close|
Both of these toys, available at Toys R’ Us and Amazon, are a great way for me to keep my monsters interested in the still male dominated science field…forget princesses, I want my girls to run the world!
|More than just a princess!|
Check out GoldieBlox to keep your girls engaged this summer and make that brain drain stay away.