Monday, December 14, 2009

Review: My First BrainBox & Hot Rocket

Elijah and Haven playing with their new Timberdoodle product:
Timberdoodle sent us My First BrainBox and a Hot Rocket to review for MamaBuzz. Elijah has very recently been excited about "playing games" so I thought this would be a big hit. Plus, I wanted to see what these much-praised Timberdoodle products were all about. They make a lot of educational/homeschool games and materials; hopefully, I'll get more of their products in the future (Christmas Wish List 2010?!). They also have a complete line of homeschool curriculum which I have yet to explore. Do any of you guys know about this?

My First BrainBox is a game helping with memory recall. You have 10 seconds to look at a picture before you are quizzed on something you *should* remember. Elijah liked the mechanics of the game - picking the card, watching the timer, rolling the die - but wasn't quite able to play it. Some of the questions were hard for him; they involved pairing, words he didn't know (polka dot, for instance. And, yet, given that is my decorating theme, how can he NOT know that one?), or fast counting skills.

I like My First BrainBox for a few reasons.
1. I would like to see if I can beat Eric.
2. I feel like it will make me more observant or, at least, expose my poor memory recall.
3. It has already showed me several things Elijah doesn't know, which gives me a very easy plan of attack for teaching him.

My First BrainBox is a good game that anyone in our family can play. I'm interested in seeing what the other BrainBoxes are about too - maybe I could learn about our Presidents that way. For $17.00, that may be a worthwhile expense. (I know the library has free books on the subject, but this is a game!)

The Hot Rocket was a hit here as well. Eric got really excited, shot it downstairs, and then took his time shooting it back up to the 2nd floor. He keeps trying to give Elijah tips on making it go higher/straighter. I suppose this is a toy that any male would like. And it does go really high.

If you are interested in getting a free Hot Rocket, just place any order with Timberdoodle and use coupon code lfreerocket after putting the Hot Rocket into your cart. The Hot Rocket cannot be shipped media mail. Alternatively, just attach a comment to your order saying that you would like a free Hot Rocket and including the above coupon code.

1 comment:

Grammie said...

I think that this would be a fun game for us to play during our family Christmas; so don't forget to bring it!!