Today I have a special treat for you, I’ve been playing around with a Roominate set, and by me, I should say I’ve been trying very hard not to take my daughter’s Roominate set and take it over.
(Disclosure: I received a free copy of Roominate Studio to review this, opinions are my own, and I’m buying my daughter another set for Christmas)
My STEM background
As you no doubt know by now I like science. I was the girl who got a chemistry set for Christmas one year, and then promptly ruined it by mixing random chemicals together. So, I don’t do the best at following directions.
I was also the girl who built with my brother’s LEGOs, and had LEGOs of my own ( really want the Santa’s Workshop set for Christmas this year). Fast forward and I have a girly girl. Sure she plays with LEGOs, but it’s okay for her, and she likes science, but it’s not her favorite.
But, you know what she loves. Creating homes for her toys, and furniture for her toys. We got these strange connector toys from Wendy’s in a kid’s meal a few years ago, and ever since then she’s been jealously hoarding those toys to create furniture for her toys.
Roominate, my favorite STEM toy for Princess
Enter Roominate Studio, it’s a building and engineering toy for girls. Each kit lets you build a room or studio for the included doll, and then wire it to create a fan, or whatever you want.
And that’s what I love about it. Roominate has pictures and inspiration, but it doesn’t give you instructions. It just turns you loose. And that’s what I did with Princess. Eventually she did ask to look at the Roominate website which has dozens more ideas AND pictures from other young builders of what they’ve created.
She happily dug into the Roominate set and started building with it the second she got it. Then she saw the papers and how she could cut them up to decorate the house and she was even more excited.
Then came the part that amused my husband, she could wire her creation. There’s ideas in your Roominate box for making a fan, or an elevator, or any number of different creations. We waited to do this part with my father-in-law who was coming to town a few days later because we knew he’d enjoy wiring her toy with her, and we were right. They had a fun time building the toy together and talking through how and why the wires worked the way they do.
As my daughter sat happily building with her Roominate my boys were looking on jealously. They want their own toy like this to build bases for their “guys” (and I’d have to agree, there’s nothing similarly cool for boys, future expansion for Roominate? A fort for your guys, I have two boys who will happily get it).
But don’t take my Roominate review for, let’s hear from her:
For those of you who didn’t watch Princess’ Roominate review, here’s her big selling points:
- The fan is cool because it makes real air.
- I can build it (that’s what she told me earlier).
- Buy the Studio set because I like it.
Get your own Roominate toy
You can purchase Roominate from the Roominate website or from Roominate on Amazon, prices are comparable, so I tend to default to small business when I can.
I’m hurrying my review of Roominate because I want you to have a chance to win a Roominate toy.
Fine print on the giveaway:
- Winner has 24 hours to respond to my email and a new winner will be chosen (trying to make sure it gets to you by Christmas).
- Winner must be in the United States.
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