It’s fun to see what my kids are interested in. One day pretend play may be a teacher, the next a nurse, and the day after Taylor Swift…yeah…I know. But whatever my kids decide to do, I want to broaden their horizons within subjects they show interest in. So I was VERY excited to introduce them to plants and science! I was able to do both with Grow and Glow Groot and The Force™ Trainer II: Hologram Experience. Both from Uncle Milton, these are just a few things to introduce your child to and watch them grow themselves!
GROW AND GLOW ROOT
Create and grow your very own Groot plant using real sprout and vine seeds! Learn how to grow two different kinds of plants. Then, turn off the lights and watch as Groot glows in the dark. Includes packet with real seeds and beans for sprouting.
Ok. Let’s be honest. This little guy is ADORBABLE. At least I thought so. You get your very own Groot to grow using seeds that are provided. It was a fun way to teach patience with my kids as they looked the next morning thinking GROOT would be there in all his glory…Nope.
We have not quite reached full GROOT status at our house, but what a fun time we had getting our pot ready. We talked about the two different kinds of seeds and how they both served a purpose. My kids were learning Science and didn’t even know it! I would recommend having a parent there with the kids, the instructions are included, but it will take some coaching from Mom or Dad to get it going. We cannot wait for GROOT to appear so we can watch him glow in the dark! Keep growing GROOT- were excited to see you!
The Force™ Trainer II: Hologram Experience
So while GROOT is growing, we went right for STAR WARS SCIENCE!
Now you can move holograms with just the power of your mind! Re-enact famous Jedi challenges as you advance through 10 different levels of Force Training. Develop your powers of concentration and see if you can reach the rank of Jedi Master.
- Bluetooth headset that reads and interprets your brainwaves
- Holograms featuring different Jedi Challenges from the Star Wars galaxy
- 10 levels of Jedi Training
- Music, sound effects, and personal instruction from Master Yoda
- The Force™ Trainer II App with Episode 7 Update
- Science learning poster included
- Ages 8 and up
Okay. So THIS thing is STELLAR!! Seriously. I may have spent more time playing with it than my kids! I loved to show them that within science there is NEUROSCIENCE. We talked about our brains and how they “talk” to our bodies and with the The Force™ Trainer II: Hologram Experience, they are talking to the toy!
You will need a tablet device with this toy. However, it does work with most popular tablet devices including iPad (must be 2011 and newer) and Android devices (Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 recommended). If you have a question about whether your device will work- and “The Force” is simply not working, then call up their customer service guys. They will hook you up! We watched the video so my kids knew what to expect and how it worked before we called upon Master Yoda to give his instructions. Then it was only a matter of how long the kids would let each other last before it was “My…er their turn” to have a go. If you have a child that is showing some interest in Science, I would highly recommend this! As Yoda would say, A Jedi Master you will appear to be- simply for buying it! Have fun…and may the force be with you!