We were so excited to receive BrightWorks Design & Drill to review as I have had this on my wish list for ages!
I just knew it was going to be so much fun and that Isabella would love it.
What comes in the box
- Light up, black activity board with sound activation
- 80 Bolts in five colours and black
- Translucent drill with LED light
- 2 Drill bits (flat head and socket)
- Activity Guide with 12 Design patterns
What you will need
- Two AA batteries for the drill
- Three AAA batteries for the board
Firstly I let Isabella get everything out of the box and after we added the batteries to the drill and board, I allowed her to explore everything herself and she instantly knew what she wanted to do.
She loved the drill as it makes sounds, like a real drill and is easy to use. It is the perfect size for small hands to hold. It has a switch on it for front and reverse, so children can screw the bolts in and then use the reverse to remove them.
Isabella got straight to work and started drilling the bolts into the board and named all the colours as she did this. I allowed her to do this for as long as she wanted and I was pleasantly surprised how long she continued.
Next I closed the curtains and showed Isabella how to switch the light on the board on and she was absolutely delighted to see it all light up. I have to say even I was surprised how bright and colourful it was.
Neither of us were prepared for what came next…..
We switched to the sound activation mode and Isabella sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” whilst clapping her hands to the beat of the song and we were totally amazed to watch the lights dance to the beat. This is such a clever feature!
You can make so many different patterns and the booklet that comes with it gives you 12 design patterns to follow too. This is fantastic for encouraging children to follow instructions and to learn to create sequences and patterns. I would however say this is for children slightly older but this just makes it even better as they won’t get bored with new challenges ahead.
There are so many educational opportunities with this product;
Hand and eye co-ordination,
Fine motor skills,
And these are just a few!!
I would most definitely buy this product and will also be purchasing a couple for Christmas Presents.
Its available to buy from www.learningresources.co.uk and you can click on this link to take you straight to it.
Recommended ages 3 – 7 years (although even myself and my husband loved it)
Thanks for reading
My Three Little Strawberries