I love toys that teach without being obvious. I’ve said that before. Any toy that my daughter loves to play with AND teaches something is a total win. And so it was with more than a little glee that I opened Ultimate Dino Dig. Let’s just say I have one daughter in my house, but two kids. The hubby saw this and was instantly enthralled, ready to take it outside and start “digging.” He was just slightly into dinosaurs when he was a kid, you know, like yesterday. So outside they traipsed and started to dig.
The Ultimate Dino Dig consists of a magnifying glass, brush, digging tool and the “fossil.” The fossil is a brick that you dig in to. It has a little Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton that you have to unearth and put together. It teaches patience (what’s that again?) because you can’t just pry the pieces out. You need to carefully dig around the pieces and brush them off and get them out slowly. Then you clean them off and put the whole fossil together to form the complete fossil record. In addition to the fossil and instructions it has a whole bunch of cool facts about dinosaurs and a game booklet. I’m pretty sure the hubby let my daughter do some of the digging. I don’t think he completely monopolized the Dino Dig. I think. I should probably have set up a camera to spy on them, just to make sure.
Check out the Academics’ Choice – Brain Toy Award 2013, Preferred Choice Award – Creative Child Magazine 2013, and Brain Child Toy Award – Tillywig Toy Awards 2013 to see what all the fuss is about!
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