Roominate is a building toy for girls; incredible is it not? We just love this toy, and from the moment we put it on our site, it has been flying out the door. It is not that surprising as it is one of the first toys on the market for little girls to learn creative building.
As you would undoubtedly know women make up half of the population, but surprising only 1/6 of all engineers in the world. Roominate was founded by Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen when they met at Stanford University, both coincidentally studying engineering. They had both been inspired by their childhood toys to follow the career path of engineering.
They both agreed that something needed to be done to introduce young girls to building toys. They wanted girls to develop spatial skills, fine motor skills, hands-on problem solving. With this would come, self-confidence, creativity, and knowledge of basic circuitry. From this Roominate was born, and what a delightful toy Roominate is.
Roominate Chateau is a wired building system for girls. It is an Award Winning Construction Toy, your little girl can build her very own structures with, including a doll house.
Your little one can tap into her imagination and design two-level structures. They can make their very own doll house with bunk beds, balconies, wheels, and other endless possibilities. The electrical circuits enhance designs so girls can watch their creations come to life with real movement, including spinning windmills, carousels, lamps, and more.
It is also compatible with all other Roominate products.
We were one of the first companies in Australia to start promoting Roominate, and as you would know if you have been following us on our journey. Any toy like Roominate that develops children we are 110% behind. All our toys are cool, all our toys are fun, and all our toys teach.
And speaking of cool, how about the Roominate helicopter that can also be made into an airplane or submarine. Which means they have transport to reach the studio.
Roominate - Studio. Another compatible piece in the set your daughter can build her very own studio. Also including a motor circuit this studio comes to life. Sold separately but also compatible with the range.
Our greatest pleasure comes from sourcing toys like Roominate and bringing them to you. We believe interactive play is the best way for your children to learn.
Roominate is considered a STEM toy, and if you are not yet familiar with this term, you soon will be. Gaining a lot of momentum in the U.S, and recently discussed by Malcolm Turnbull. STEM is all about developing Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths skills for the young.
Roominate does exactly this 2014 TOTY finalist by the Toy Industry Association and received a 2014 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award.
Your little girl can now make her creations come to life. And we do mean come to life. They get a motor with most Roominate sets, and they can make light circuits make spinning windmills, carousels, lamps, and elevators! This is a cool toy.
Developing your little girls spatial skills and confidence with technology with toys like Roominate is wonderful. This is not to say, we are not 110% behind little boys developing these skills, we most certainly are. It is to say we are pleased more and more products are coming on to the market to develop girls in this area.
As we said, earlier Roominate has been flying out the door! If you are after a cool toy for Christmas, or just a special toy for you now, you and your daughter will not be disappointed.
I think we would all agree technology is changing the world faster than it ever has. Any toy or learning program that enables our children to learn and develop confidence in this area is worthwhile.
As you probably know by now, we love the Roominate toy, and we just know you will too. If you have already bought the toy from us, we would love to hear about your experience and the creations your daughter has made. Please send pictures.
For those yet to create pictures, please click here for the Roominate collection..Happy building.
For our whole range of STEM Toys, please click here.