GoldieBlox & The Movie Machine
It’s probably been a while since you saw a zoetrope, and we’ll bet it’s been even longer (never?) since you made a movie with one. GoldieBlox thinks that sometimes the old ideas are still the best for teaching lessons and techniques. In the box you will find everything needed to construct a zoetrope. The instructional booklet is superb, offering colorful step-by-step instructions utilizing great graphics. There is an included set of cards so that you can assemble a movie right away. It shows children what can be done and how cool it can be. It was great seeing the collaborative efforts of kids as they came up with storylines for their movies. There is a code to download an accompanying app. With it, your child can draw and then print out their own creation. The other part of this toy that connected with testers is the nostalgic tone it strikes with the old movie reel and tickets. After that, all you need to supply is the popcorn.