Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Roominate RV Holiday Gift Guide 2015

I want to tell you about a great new product I just found out about to get young girls interested in STEM which is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math it is called Roominate and I was sent the RV which is for ages 8+ and makes it easy for girls to venture out on a Roominate road trip! Girls can design their ideal 'house on wheels' using included building pieces. Whether they create an RV with a sunroof or turn their vehicle into a trendy food truck, there are many creative possibilities with Roominate RV, which is compatible with rPower so girls can drive their RV using the Roominate app from a phone or tablet. Connect the chassis and sides to build your RV. Use the modular building pieces to create bunk beds, tables, slides, ladders, and so much more! Wire up the motor circuits to make your RV drive or use them to make fans, carousels, and more! Teaches important STEM skills: hands-on problem solving, spatial and fine motor skills, self-confidence, and creativity. Compatible with all other Roominate products and encourages open-ended play for endless possibilities. Included in this 88-piece set are 1 RV chassis, 2 RV sides, 40 furniture building pieces, 24 connectors, 8 wheels, 2 axles, 4 axle holders, 2 motors, 2 battery packs, 1 screwdriver, 1 sheet of stickers, and 1 doll. Requires 4 AAA batteries, not included. Materials: Polypropylene, electronics Dimensions: 9"L x 6"W x 9"H Weight: 1.17 lbs

My Opinion: I found this to be a great toy to help girls learn and understand how to make this run on rPower and let them know they can be anything in life they put their mind to.

About Roominate: Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen met and became friends in the master’s engineering program at Stanford. As two of the few women in the program, they compared stories on why they had pursued engineering. They were both inspired by their childhood toys.
In the US, less than 15% of women enter college intending to major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field. Alice and Bettina believe the gender gap starts young. Many girls’ toys lag behind in the development of spatial skills, hands-on problem solving skills, and confidence with technology. These are exactly the skills that Roominate aims to develop.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

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