Yay for nice weather finally! Clear roads, no snow.....means it is road trip time!
I love going on road trips, but have learned that with kids it is a little more than hop in the car and go. You've got to have snacks, prepare for any possibility and keep them entertained!
We can't promise there won't be anyone saying "Are we there yet?"
- but we have lots of fun and unplugged ways to keep your kids busy and having fun :)
On a recent trip that my family took this past spring break, we took along the Magnetic Super Mind. What a fantastic discovery for keeping busy and perfecting skills at the same time!
Super Mind and Mighty Mind both come with plastic shaped tiles, and puzzle cards to build on, or just let their imagination fly and create their own shapes and mosaic masterpieces. Both versions help kids develop creativity and visual/spatial relationships. You could also work on colours, shapes and counting with the tiles. Extra puzzle cards are available as well.
Mom's Review: Fantastic toy! I love the sturdy metal case, and some of the puzzle cards even challenged my almost 10 year old. A couple of hints - there is some assembly required as the magnets have to be put onto the tiles. Super easy to do, but you might want to do before you leave! As well, the kit does come with a drawstring bag to store the tiles in, but I would suggest to replace it with a small zippered bag. We had a tile dumping incident, while the Super Mind was being passed around the car - which resulted in a pit stop to find the tiles :P
My 6.5 year old, and almost 10 year old both loved the puzzles and were challenged by them. We also had a pretty creative tree made, and some mosaic patterns. As a bonus, once we reached our destination, my (in their 30's sisters) sat down and completed all 32 puzzles and were disappointed that I didn't have more cards!
Even at home, our Super Mind continues to be played with - that is a win for me!