Today I’m excited to tell you about a company that makes some awesome toys for kids! I first met the folks from Tech 4 Kids at the Sweet Suite event while I was in NYC for BlogHer ’12. They had some of their favorite items on display and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a few of them myself for review!
For the child on your holiday shopping list who loves artsy products, you must check out the Magna Color design station. Magna Color turns magnetic dots into incredible 3D artwork! Fill up the special Magna Color Magic Dot pens with the brightly-colored dots, then use the included stencils or your own imagination to make designs on the screen. Magnetic dots come out of the pens to create your masterpiece and then sweep them back into the sorting system and refill the pens to make another piece of art!
- Special designed magnetic drawing studio with screen sweeper
- 4 UnderWater World Stencils
- 4 Unique colored Magic Dot Pens
- 160 pcs of 3D Magic Dots in 4 different colors
- 1 Pair 3D Ultra Vision glasses
My boys love playing with the Magna Color! They worked together on several of the stencil sheets and then “Oooh”d and “Ahhhh”d over the 3D designs. I was surprised at how mess-free the Magna Color is! The dots stay contained where they need to be and sort easily back into the pens.
You can buy additional refill design packs with beloved characters such as Hello Kitty, Spongebob Squarepants, and Dora! More dots, stencils, and pens can also be purchased. See more at MagnaColorFun.com!
Squishy things have almost universal appeal to kids, particularly boys, and these cool little toys are no exception! Mash’Ems can be twisted, squished, and even launched! They come in awesome collectible styles (Power Rangers, Angry Birds, Marvel characters, Smurfs, WWE, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Moshi Monsters) that your kids will love!
My kids received two packages of Mash’Ems — Power Rangers and Moshi Monsters. My 4 year old and 2 year old agree that they are super cool. One thing we love about them is that they can play with them loudly and crazily OR quietly. Yes, there’s a time for being rowdy boys (and they’ve got that covered!) but also a time to sit quietly. Both of the boys love to hold and squish their Mash’Ems while we read chapter books before afternoon Quiet Time.
You can meet all of the Mash’Ems at MashEms.com and view their commercials to see Mash’Ems in action!
I also got to see Splat Strike at Sweet Suite, an action shooting game featuring Spiderman or Angry Birds!
Where To Buy
Magna Color, Mash’Ems, and Splat Strike can be purchased at:
- MasterMind Toys
- Toys R Us Canada and Toys R Us
- Showcase Canada
- other online retailers like Amazon.com