*Get Qurious sent us a box for free to play with, but this is my honest review and opinion.*
As a mom, I often worry about how much technology my kids play with. When we are traveling, all rules go out the window and the kids spend a lot of time playing on phones, the ipad and the leap-frog. When we get home it is always a bit of a rough transition as we cut back on the technology.
When we got back from our New York trip, we had received the Explorer Box from Get Qurious and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. The kids were super excited to open it up and play with it. The four activities were a great mix of hands on activities and technology so the kids got their phone fix while also engaging in S.T.R.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math) learning.
Of course the masks were the first things the boys noticed and the first things they wanted to play with. Putting on masks and becoming new characters is so much fun, but what made this extra cool was that the kids were then able to use the phone to record themselves as the characters.
Build a Story
The boys used colorful cards to create a story then they scanned them into the phone and watched the story come to life. Both boys had a lot of fun choosing different cards to see how the story would unfold.
Build a Spaceship
Both boys used the cards to build their rockets, then they scanned them in to the phone. Once scanned in, they got to fly their rocket through space trying to avoid asteroids. This was their favorite activity. Hudson especially liked it and continued to play long after we had packed everything else up.
3D Treasure Hunt
Once the boys scanned in a map, a 3D world appeared where they could hunt for treasure. This activity was the most challenging for us. We couldn’t always move around the virtual world and had some trouble locating all the treasure. Hudson still really enjoyed finding treasure and he was far better at it than I was (I’m pretty sure he will be more tech savvy than me in no time).
Overall, we had a ton of fun with the activities. They were all very interactive and we had a blast playing together. I was also pleasantly surprised that my 3 year old was able to participate in most of the games instead of just observing his brother playing. Plus it made me feel a lot less guilty about letting the kids play on the phone, which is a major mom win!
Check out the Get Qurious website for more info and use code CRYSTAL20 for 20% off your box (valid until November 30th, 2017)