GoldieBlox Building Toys for Girls #lookatgoldie #giveaway

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Last Christmas, we gave our youngest daughter 2 GoldieBlox sets.  It was the beginning of something beautiful.  Building toys- for GIRLS- that aren’t super girlie, and aren’t dumbed down.  My kids LOVE building toys.  All 3 of them.  My younger 2 are more into it than my oldest, but she still enjoys building too. Many of the sets designed for girls don’t get as much play time, and definitely don’t seem to present the same challenges to kids that the “boy” sets do.  Or didn’t, until Debbie Sterling came up with a building toy designed for girls to encourage them in math and engineering concepts- GoldieBlox.

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Sometimes you just have to rock the sunglasses when building.  You just have to be a Blox Star. 

What is it about these GoldieBlox sets that keeps the kids coming back for more?  There’s a clean simplicity in each set- a story, and a building toy to go along with each.  There’s not a lot of attention paid to making it “pretty” or even “cute” but instead, attention paid to make these sets playable, buildable, to keep them coming back for more. That’s what draws me to the line. Although we do WANT a GoldieBlox figure (which I hear is coming out for holiday time this year), she’s not necessary to feel like you have the whole toy.

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Also, each of the sets (ranging in price from $19.99 to $29.99, and an extension kit for $9.99) can work with the other sets.  A visit to GoldieBlox.com offers more plans and ideas to further use these building toys for girls, which means kids can expand their play and build on those engineering and math concepts. There’s a Solid Gold(ie) package, with 3 GoldieBlox sets, the expansion pack and a BloxStar shirt for $99.95….which we ordered this week for ourselves- we have the sets, but the price is great, we wanted the expansion pack, and now we have 3 gifts readily available for friends, plus a super cool shirt for my little BloxStar to wear :) !

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As I said, we’ve had a few GoldieBlox sets for a while.  The sets we received for this #lookatgoldie campaign, the Parade Float and Dunk Tank, were lots of fun and all of us have had TONS of fun playing with the Dunk Tank. There’s been talk of building a dunk tank in the yard now so the kids can try to dunk their dad.  I’ll keep you posted if that happens.  Perhaps a video…. in the meantime, here’s a video of the GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank set!

 

 

Building Toys for Girls can be awesome and NOT dumbed down!

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GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank

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In GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank, Goldie has to find a way to get Nacho clean. The only problem is: Nacho hates water and loves being a dirty dog. After many tries to get Nacho clean, Goldie finally comes up with the perfect contraption. As kids read along, they help Goldie build a dunk tank (and learn about hinges and levers) to get Nacho clean so everyone can go to the carnival on time.

  • A book series plus construction set where Goldie and friends devise a plan to get Nacho clean in time for the carnival.
  • Builds spatial skills, engineering principles (hinges and levers) and confidence in problem-solving.
  • Comes equipped with 3 design ideas and unlimited building possibilities.
  • Compatible with all other GoldieBlox toys.
Skill set: Hinge and lever
Includes: Storybook, 1 animal figurine, 1 bouncy ball, 2 wheels, 9 short axles, 18 long axles, 12 blocks, 10 spacers, 2 targets, 3 design templates   

GoldieBlox and the Parade Float

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In this much-anticipated sequel, Goldie’s friends Ruby and Katinka compete in a princess pageant with the hopes of riding in the town parade. When Katinka loses the crown, Ruby and Goldie build something great together, teaching their friends that creativity and friendship are more important than any pageant.

  • A book series plus construction set introducing Ruby, Goldie’s best friend and princess-turned-engineer.
  • Builds spatial skills, engineering principles, and confidence in problem-solving.
  • Comes equipped with 9 design ideas, a DIY project, and unlimited building possibilities.
  • Compatible with all other GoldieBlox toys.

Skill Set: Wheel and axle

Includes: Storybook, 3 animal figurines, 7 wheels, 6 blocks, 9 short axles, 4 long axles, 4 spacers, 1 band, 1 ribbon, 9 design ideas

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One reader will win a prize pack including GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank and GoldieBlox and the Parade Float! 

 

 

This #lookatgoldie post is sponsored by GoldieBlox through our affiliation with The Motherhood. Opinions are my own. 

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  • GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine would be wonderful for my daughter!

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  • I like the Solid Gold(ie) packages that they sell.

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  • I love the Launcher. It is so nice to find a site that caters to girls as most are for boys. My daughter loves to try and build things more than my son but it is hard to find anything which she can do.

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  • I like the Team Goldie onesie.

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  • I like the launcher.

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  • Oh I also really love the Blox + Bits – Expansion Pack!

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  • I would love to have the Solid Gold(ie) Package for my niece

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  • I learned that if you loose pieces, they have an email address that you can email them to get replacement parts! That is so wonderful!!!

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  • My daughter would love the Parade Float blox.

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  • I like the “More Than Just a Princess” T-Shirt.

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  • Oh I also really love the GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine! So cute! Kayla would love these!

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  • GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine looks like a cute one! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  • What a cool building set. Who says only boys like to build things?

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  • I love the Spinning Machine. Looks like fun!

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  • My daughter would like the GoldieBlox and the Parade Float set

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  • I also like the nacho spinner.

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  • My favorite is the double dipper.

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  • I really love the Parade Float Set! The figures are so adorable!

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  • I really like the uniqueness of what they’re building with these kits. These are super cool.

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  • Like super cute Tinker Toys for girls! I love the stories that go with the sets

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  • I really like the GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine

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  • Lovin the cute sunglasses LOL. I remember playing with these when I was little and playing with my kids when they were little. it’s a fun thing to do.

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  • I wish I had toys like that. I am happy to toys makers are starting to make building toys for girls.

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  • Someone is partying like a Blox Star! C’mon we know you secretly donned those glasses and built something when the house was quiet! LOL :)

    I used to wait for my cousins to build stuff with blocks really high and then swoop it and knock it down and run out the room yelling! They were all older boys and not allowed to hit the girls! I took full advantage of that!

    Needless to say I never built stuff when they were around, but I think I would have loved this when I was little. I don’t have little ones but I was a Special Education Teacher and I’m definitely all about play that encourages creative brain power!

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  • I love that there are building toys for girls! Boys shouldn’t have all the fun!

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  • She is a cutie! Those blocks are adorable, my daughter would like that! She did a great job!

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  • This looks like a great building set for little girls. I love to see creative new toys for girls.

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  • Oh wow, I can’t believe I haven’t seen these before! My 5 year old daughter loves to build and is forever into her brother’s building toys. Definitely need to check these out.

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  • I could see this a being something that my Bella would like to play with. She loves creating and building things.

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  • Those are really cute toys for kids to use. They look very well made. I’d love to have these toys for my kiddos.

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  • I have heard of this company before and have even seen them sold in stores. Peeking at the website I think I like the Spinning box that won the 2014 toy reward.

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  • My daughter would love these. She’s always playing with blocks. I think this is a natural next step.

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  • That’s so cute. Who says building stuff is only for boys? Girl power!

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  • Such great fun! Those sunglasses are adorable too! My kids love building things like this too!

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  • They have a double dipper that looks like it might be fun to build. It is about time someone thought about building toys for girls and not just boys.

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  • Those look like some fun toys to build with! Looks like she had a great time building.

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  • My undergrad degree is in engineering, so I love this! I think that it is awesome that they are trying to get girls excited about engineering. I also have a set for my son because I think that it’s great for all kids.

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  • What a great toy for girls! I always wondered why they didn’t have more building toys for young girls.

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  • May be marketed towards girls but my 7 year old would love it.

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  • I’ve heard so much about Goldie Blox. I love their mission and their efforts to get more girls interested in STEM fields.

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  • This would be such a fun toy for my daughters! I know their imaginations would be put to the ultimate test with these fun toys.

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  • I like the GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine.

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  • I love the solid Goldie package….all the neat things in one pack

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  • I like the GoldieBlox and the Parade Float kit. So much fun

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  • I love the story-led play. The site says girls don’t tinker the way boys do, and I can remember that from myself and I can see it in little girls today. I’m glad they’re finding ways to encourage girls to get I to engineering!

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