Remember when sticking out a tongue or crossing your eyes would have your mom warn, "Don’t make silly faces, or your face will get stuck like that." Actually, making faces and being able to read them on others is a significant milestone for all children. Well, my kiddos have been having a spectacular time "making a mood" with their new Make A Pet playset. In the photo above, or so my son tells me, the dog is confused because he has a ball of yarn, while the cat is upset because she's stuck with the bone.
|Neat-Oh! International actually has three different new magnetic activity sets for tots as young as three years old. I have to admit, my older kids thoroughly enjoy them, too! As you can see, with Make a Pet, you can easily change around the animals expressions.|
|My kids tell stories with them, and explain why the animals are happy, excited, nervous, angry, even jealous. They also play games in which one has to guess what expression the other has chosen for their pets.|
|Besides Make A Pet, there's also Make A Dino and Make A Mood. I can really see these as being useful for preschool aged children who are just learning to express themselves, or for autistic children who may have a hard time expressing their feelings. The owner actually has two children with autism and he developed Magnutto with them in mind.|
|One of you will win your choice of one of the three kits--Make A Pet, Make A Dino, or Make A Mood. Enter below by 5/9.|
Special thanks to the wonderful people at KidStuff PR and Magnutto for providing us with this product to review! All opinions are honest and our own.