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Color Explosion Glow Book

Color Explosion Glow Book

Fall 2011 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Crayola, LLC
Price: $19.99

The Color Explosion Glow Book is a great activity for kids of all ages. The glow book comes with stencils and markers for drawing pictures on four plastic pages. Once you have drawn on the pages and put them in place, you turn on the book and the lights make it look like the pictures are moving. You can also set the lighting to look like a 3D picture not in motion. While there is just one set of stencils, the fun comes in watching the kids draw their own pictures. I was amazed at the drawings the child testers made. One created dolphins jumping out of water, the other a meadow with mountains. While this is incredibly fun for the kids, it also required planning and problem solving skills. Parents loved that. In order to create "movement", the pictures have to be drawn in sequence and carefully planned. It's not just a fun toy, but an inventive and educational one too.

Karena Rush, Ph. D.   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Karena Rush is a professor in the Psychology Department at Millersville University. Karena has two young daughters and spends most of her free time outdoors with her family and old English sheepdog.

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