Olivia is off school today due to being unwell. It’s that day again that you’re stuck at home looking after a poorly child and outside is pouring down rain. It’s a tricky situation, right? Thankfully, we have a Kidz Labs Doorbell Making Kit from Great Gizmos to try.
Again, this fiddly for a five-year-old. There are no bright colours that appeals their attention. The screws are too small for her little fingers, but that’s the challenging part. From doing the GREAT GIZMOS MONEY SAFE BOX, Olivia has shown so much interest in making things and helping me examine on how they work. Completely opposite to her normal arts and crafts activities.
This is another toy that is suitable for eight years old and above. As you notice with some of the toys that we get to review, I don’t really mind them as long I am doing it with Olivia. With the Great Gizmos kid’s gadgets, I am more interested in educational side of it and doing it as an activity together.
The process of making the doorbell was exciting and I am even more into it. Olivia and I have learned the names of the parts of the kit. I came across with other terms before, but they tend to be forgotten as not being part of my daily life. It’s nice to refresh and even learn new things.
We talked about electromagnetism as well as electric circuits and Olivia thinks it’s exciting. She learned some new words that maybe kids her age doesn’t know yet. I am sure that they have heard these words before, but just did not know what it means or maybe doesn’t interest them like:
- copper wire
- electric circuit
- magnetic striker
- washer screw
Integrating the kit into our learning much more exciting. It covers reading new tricky words and remembering the spellings too. It covers Maths- counting the parts and most importantly is to follow instructions to make things work.
One inexpensive toy that you get to build it with your child. They can actually use for their bedroom or playhouse. Simple as that without realising you’re making memories too.
Disclosure: We were sent this product for review purposes. However, all opinions, photographs and video are my own.