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.
So if you are after cool toys for your children in 2015, we have the selection for you. Regardless of your child’s age or sex we have something to fit your budget, something that is cool and something they will learn from.
I know imagine having toys that are cool toys as a kid that also taught you. What an argument for continued play time. Oh well, maybe in another life.
So where to begin, at the beginning they often say :).
In no particular order, the first toy we added to our cool range in 2015 was the new Artificial Intelligence Real FX Racing Car Set.
What makes this a cool toys selection, well can you imagine setting down the tracks just like you would roll out a mat, and then placing two racing cars on top and begin to race. No rails to set up, no groves, and if they ever go of the track, they are straight back on.
Not only will your children develop some great fine motor skills. They will also learn about Artificial Intelligence at the same time.
Next in the line-up of cool toys, is one for the girls. If you have not heard about Roominate, then you will be surprised. This is a building toy for girls, I know a building toy for girls? Cool toys #Letgirlsbuild.
This one teaches those little ones, hands-on problem, spatial and fine motor skills. Also self-confidence and creativity, and basic circuitry.
Roominate empowers girl builders, cools toys enable girls as well.
Now not normally associated with cool, is emotions. However being self-aware and understanding your emotions is cool these days, and so it should be.
These little Worrywoos are not only great at teaching your child about emotions, they are fun to look at too. Even the most serious parent out there is likely to smile.
These little award winners including Nola, Wince, Rue, Twitch, Fuddle, Squeek and the Worry Bug. They help your children learn about loneliness, worry, insecurity, frustration, confusion, innocence and a whole lot more.
If that is not worthy of a cool toys selection, then we do not know what one is. Our kids are living a far more informed and self-aware life. And hopefully, that makes the world a better place.
What about a Pirate Ship, Noahs Ark shape sorter, or Pirate Fort from Le Toy Van for cool? These amazing cool toys teach your children about fine motor skills, social skills and pretend play.
The Pirate Ship winning the Right Start Toy Awards.
If you would like to teach your children about “Mechatronics.” A multidisciplinary field of mechanical engineering, electrical, telecommunications, control, and computer engineering. Then this range from IQ Key toys is sure to impress.
Even I had to look Mechatronics up, but wow! These are cool toys. You and your little one can build your robotic toys, what a wonderful way to spend time together.
It enables your child to learn about fine motor skills, concentration and visual processing and develops the little engineer in them, so they can see how things work.
There are so many sets to choose from the perfect 350 all the way up to the advance 1200 (suitable 8 years +).
And last but by no means least we have Matador set, for the baby architect all the way up to the most senior of architects.
Now a baby architect toy, well that is a 2015 cool toys award winner in KidzInc's book.