As a mom, I tend to miss the simple toys where we use our imagination, like those created by GuideCraft. I get tired of batteries. I become a nervous wreck around a toy that gibber-jabbers and has sound effects that are motion censored or just keep going.
My five-year-old has a difference of opinion. Among his favorites is Optimus Prime who taunts me with his challenge to a death match if I don’t surrender the Spark. Back in April, it all changed thanks to GuideCraft and their Weight Box. It’s a simple toy that seven months later is still the center of my five-year-old’s Favorites!
Smooth cylinders of wood are weighted with one side color coded to add to the fun. Li’l Man is, to date, the running champion of his challenge. Anyone who enters our home must go against Li’l Man in the quest to claim the MOST correctly matched pairs in a game of concentration. The game seems easy peasy. Pick up the cylinders, weigh them in your hands and when you’re ready to lock in your guess, turn the cylinders over to see if you have a matching pair of weighted cylinders.
Many have participated in this challenge and some have even gotten a few right. Li’l Man, however, has a record four matching pairs in one game! He is proud of this skill. It requires concentration because the GuideCraft Weight Box is tricky. The cylinders are VERY close in weight.
Some start their quest by sorting the cylinders lightest to heaviest. Others sort from heaviest to lightest. Li’l Man’s method is to just reach in and wing it!
|Li’l Man Practices to Keep His Title|
The GuideCraft Weight Box is an excellent toy in that it generates fun while at the same time engaging concentration, hones a skill of logic and continues to make the Top of the Toy Favorites even seven months later!
Available through the GuideCraft website, the weight box has a manufacturer’s suggested retail of just $35.99 and will become a family favorite at your house as well. GuideCraft can also be found at a store near you!
I received a Guidecraft Weight Box in order to facilitate an honest review. No other compensation was received. Prize fulfillment will be done through the sponsor. The opinions, where expressed, are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experience may vary.