National Geographic Oceans Kit Wins Parents Choice Award

National Geographic Oceans

The National Geographic Laser Pegs Oceans Kit is a light-up construction set composed of clear, construction brick-like blocks that can be configured into 6 different, moveable and poseable, ocean creatures. The included instructions detail how to build a Manta Ray. Plans for four more fish (hammerhead shark, tiger shark, clownfish and a lantern fish) and one deep sea explorer vehicle can be downloaded from the Laser Pegs website. And because Laser Pegs are compatible with other construction toy bricks, the possibilities continue. This specific kit includes a total of 73 parts; 10 Laser Pegs, 62 construction parts and a triangle power base. While a bit advanced for the lower end of suggested age range to complete without help, one six year old tester worked with his mom to complete and illuminate the Manta Ray in about 30 minutes. And then they made popcorn and watched Finding Nemo.

PC-SealEstablished in 1978, Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children’s media. As a Parents’ Choice Award® winner, Laser Pegs is a member of a very select group. Fewer than 25% of the products receive any level of commendation. Parents’ Choice serves as a trusted and independent source for educators and librarians, journalists, as well as families searching for quality children’s media and toys.

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Trendy Mom Reviews Laser Pegs National Geographic Space Set

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Hours of Fun with the Trendy National Geographic Space Laser Pegs Set

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This month, we are going to feature trendy toys and activities that help to make summer break more exciting. We are going to start with our favorite toy so far – the trendy National Geographic Space Laser Pegs Set! My son is going to attend a NASA Space Camp later this summer, so I knew that he would love this set.

We think that this set is one of the best toys for summer vacation because it is an extremely engaging set that can entertain for hours. It allows children to use their imaginations, practice following instructions, and learn about space. The designers of this set put a lot of thought into this product. There are 24 different models that children can build with the pieces. There are also infinite possibilities of designs that children can invent on their own.

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Personally, my son jumped up and down when he saw the box. He couldn’t wait to tear the box open so that he could start building. The first thing that he created was the trendy astronaut. I was amazed how focused he was on following the instructions. I was also amazed at how quiet he was as he played for hours with this set. The 24 different designs will keep children busy for a very long time, so we feel like this toy is a really good deal considering how much our son plays with it. We also like the educational aspect of it because our son asks questions about the different models. The models inspired him to learn more about space.

The National Geographic Space Laser Pegs Set is first Trendy Toy Pick for Summer Vacation. It is educational and fun!

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National Geographic Oceans Kit Wins Tillywig Toy Award

National Geographic Oceans 6 in 1

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Build 6 different lighted construction models from this single set and immerse yourself in a world of undersea adventure. Create Lanternfish, Tiger Shark, Hammerhead, Clownfish, Manta Ray, and Deep Sea Explorer using 62 Construction Parts and 10 Laser Pegs that assemble with varying degrees of intricacy.

Each and every model becomes luminously beautiful when you press the button in the Power Base, sending rays of colored light pulsing through them. Instructions take you through the building of each model step by step. The only thing you need are your own two hands – no tools, no mess. The pieces hold together sturdily but connect and disassemble easily, making exploration and creativity simple to execute. You can even combine and connect the parts with other construction kits. Endless fascinating fun for curious minds.

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National Geographic Toys from Laser Pegs Win Little Scientists Space Age Award

National Geographic Space

Winner of Space.com’s Space Age Toy Awards

Space Age AwardThe National Geographic sets from Laser Pegs show a few famous historical items in a new light. Kids can now build their own spaceships, dinosaurs and pyramids using the specialized light-up pegs. The prices for each kit range from $24.99 to $79.99, and they will be in stores starting in August this year.

Finalists also included Oregon Scientific’s SmartGlobe Star — an interactive constellation globe for kids to learn about the stars — and Uncle Milton’s Star Wars Mini-Kits that can help kids learn the properties of snow, lava and slime.

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National Geographic Space

24 Models in 1

Voyage to a distant galaxy or colonize a new world with this awesome 24 in 1 National Geographic Space kit from Laser Pegs! You are the astronaut as you build out of this world models like the Mars Voyager, Hover Vehicle, Alien Stunt Fighter, Star Cruiser, and many more. When space gets too dark light up your creations to keep exploring to the edge of the universe and beyond!

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In Honor of Star Wars Day – May the 4th Be With You

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May the Fourth Be With You

Star Wars Day was created by fans to honor and celebrate the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. May the 4th is considered a holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate the franchise’s films series, books and culture. The date was chosen as “May the 4th” due to its sounding similar to the series’ phrase “May the Force be with you”.

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Laser Pegs Educational Series Earns Academics Choice Award

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The Laser Pegs Educational Series Earns the Spring 2014 Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award for Mind-Building Excellence, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills.

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The Academics’ Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners. Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory. The full list of winners is posted online at AcademicsChoice.com.

The hundreds of submitted products that are not chosen by the Academics’ Choice Awards team (and many that are chosen) are donated to a variety of worthy charities and other organizations across the globe. About Academics’ Choice™: Academics’ Choice™ helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material. Academics’ Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics Choice Award.

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Looking for a fun way to teach reading, writing and arithmetic? Check out the light up Laser Pegs® Educational Blocks. The kit comes with 12 Letter Blocks, 12 Number Blocks, 12 Word Blocks and a 3D Lite Board. Each block contains an LED that illuminates when connected to the 3D Lite Board. Combine and stack the blocks any way you can to make different words, sentences and equations. All of blocks are compatible with the other Laser Pegs® construction kits so you can build and learn at the same time.

Laser Pegs Educational SeriesWith more than 35 fun games included for the beginner or advanced pupil, these blocks are a great way to get kids exited about reading, writing and arithmetic. The letter blocks can be used in a light up spelling bee (word list included), or to explore sounds and memory. Build and swap the word blocks (four words per block) into sentences. Teach balancing equations, order of operations, solving for variables, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with the number blocks. When the school day is over, you can even play three easy board games or use the Xs and Os to play tic-tac-toe.

To play, just install 3AA batteries to power and cycle through 4 light settings: Slow Flash, Fast Flash, Solid Light, and off. The board also acts as a storage bin to hold all your pegs when play is done. Laser Pegs® is a green, 100% recyclable product.

This is an excellent multi-discipline game – great for all ages. My family used it for word building, short poems, sentences and math problems. It was also great for creative games of many kinds. My children added blocks to a growing tower as each correctly answered a spelling quiz. I recommend it to family and friends.
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Ways to Maximize Creative Playtime

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The holidays can be sensor overload for moms and dads especially after it’s all over and done. From the empty boxes, wrapping paper and already forgotten toys laying around, we all need a little reordering of our lives.

This also applies to boys and girls birthdays, Easter holidays and everyday life. When we notice that our children are not playing with many of their toys, then it is time remind them of what they are missing out on. Implementing these three steps will help children be able to play with all of their construction toys and many others they own.

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Zippy Do Offers Hours of Inventive Fun

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Hey there kids! It’s time for you to get creative with Zippy Do®. These light up construction sets are really cool toys. Zippy Do® sets come with three different designs that you can put together. You can also add some of your own blocks to these light up blocks for even more fun. Laser Pegs® bring you the best toys that you can build all by yourself. You will have a great time playing with toys that you made yourself.

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