The Spinning Machine

By GoldieBlox

$29.99
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Activity game and storybook that features a female engineer role model. Helps develop spatial skills and confidence in problem-solving abilities. Winner of the Parents Choice Gold Award 2013 & Oppenheim Gold Award.

  • Builds spatial skills, basic engineering principles, and confidence in problem solving
  • Includes: Storybook, 5 figurines, pegboard, 5 wheels, 10 axles, 5 blocks, 5 washers, crank, ribbon
  • Ages 4+
  • Made in China
  • Warning: Choking hazard. Not for children under 3 years
  • Dimensions (in packaging): 11" x 11" x 2.5"
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs.

20 Reviews (4.8 out of 5 Grommets)

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5

Santa just sent this to my nieces :)

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I loved finding a girl themed science toy! As a female programmer of over 30 years I'm happy to encourage and support girls in math and science. I />
I gave this five stars because there is nothing like it but I do think it could be even better - keep going with this idea / design please - GREAT idea merging the book and play! Be careful not to make her too pretty / skinny / white (even though I see you are) to appeal to all girls, who mostly have less than 'perfect' looks.

Nerd girls Rock!

Aunt Kathy
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5

My granddaughter loves this.

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My granddaughter got this for her birthday and immediately started playing with it. It kept her busy the rest of the evening.

5

Great gift for kids!

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Grace loves this play set. It is so stimulating for her and I know it will help her develop a sharp mind!!

5

Great product

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My granddaughter was excited to get started with her GoldieBlox when it arrived in the mail. She is six years old and was able to complete the task with few suggestions.More > < Less

5

Inspires creativity

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My 5 year old daughter loves this product. From my perspective, having the ability to design and build new designs that move/spin captures her imagination and inspire creativity.More > < Less

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GoldieBlox - Engineering Toy

About GoldieBlox

Girl Power

Meet Goldie, a girl inventor who’s smart, curious, and loves to build things. In her first adventure, Goldie makes a spinning machine to help her dog, Nacho, chase his tail. Young readers can follow along with the book and construct their own spinning machine, just like Goldie. What they’re really building is a belt drive, which is a mechanical system that uses belts as a source of motion to transmit power. But “spinning machine” sounds a lot less intimidating and more relatable to kids, which is just what creator Debbie Sterling had in mind when she created this line of construction toys and books to encourage STEM learning.

Debbie, an engineer from Stanford University, left a comfortable job to pursue her dream of getting young girls to love engineering and science as much as she does. She created GoldieBlox, which is both a book and a construction toy, to empower kids to solve problems by building simple machines. The GoldieBlox set is fun and entertaining, yet it’s also improving kids’ spatial skills and teaching basic engineering principles.

GoldieBlox is girly—the colors and themes are clearly targeted at girls. But it avoids the stereotypical traps of some other girl-oriented toys. Goldie is a problem solver, not someone who passively waits to be rescued. She’s confident, ambitious and persevering.

The gender ratio in engineering is significantly skewed toward men (as high as 89%). By introducing girls to a female engineer role model, Debbie hopes to change that, one future engineer at a time. Like the spinning machine Goldie builds, the wheels are in motion.