As the mother of a curious and precocious six year old, I am a big fan of all of the STEAM toys that are available lately. I especially like any opportunity I get to reinforce the idea to my daughter that she is free to enjoy whatever it is she likes and that there is not such thing as a “girl’s toy or boy’s toy”. My daughter told me she wants to be a paleontologist when she grows up and I like that idea. The Discover Kids Dinosaur Factivity is a perfect toy for any up and coming dinosaur hunter.
The first and most prominent feature is a ten piece dinosaur model that your child can assemble. My daughter and he dad had a great time putting together this triceratops and going over all of the features of the skeleton. My six year old needed some help from her dad, but the bones assemble pretty quickly and easily. The final product is a very cool miniature skeleton.
Even better is the Land of Dinosaurs book that accompanies the skeleton. This 128 page book is full of facts and activities. Page after page reveals different dinosaurs and different activities related to the lessons.
There are mazes, work searches, drawing games, coloring pages, you name it. My daughter sat down with the book and was gone for an hour, completely lost in the pictures and activities. My husband has enjoyed reading all about the different dinosaurs with her.
This toy was a big hit in my house and is sure to hit all the right notes with any dinosaur fan on your shopping list.