So, parenting fact #276 in a sea of a gazillion parenting facts: Children are attracted to BIG things.
It's no surprise really that little people like the big stuff in life: They typically want the largest serve of cake, to build the biggest sand castle at the beach, the most ridiculously large haul of lollies every time you hit the shops or the hugest collection of whatever the current collecting trend is amongst their peers.
The list just goes on and on don't it just?
It's easy to surmise they're attracted to large stuff in general because they're small themselves - or simply not. There's little point seeking out the method for their preference really; it's just survival of the fittest 'modern day' style.
Big is simply better. Accept it.
...Big is pretty impressive though ain't it? I mean, even if you're just a big kid yourself who happens to be labelled an adult. We all get that...
Think dinosaurs for instance. They're big. As far as a species goes, we've never seen one in the flesh but they do have great big bones and have left behind a cool impression on both the big and little peeps alike. Add some dirt for good measure, (parenting fact #568 - kids love dirt), the hidden discovery element and then the universally assumed scientific traits of aggression, speed and all-up 'bad attitude with big teeth' from an era we've never even witnessed and you've got the captive attention of the entire human race regardless of age.
Fair enough too. They're outright cool those big ol' dinos!
Which brings us to parenting facts #544 - that kids love dinosaurs and kids love toys. (That's parenting fact #1.) Merge the two together and wow!
But enough of the big thing now because I am quite sure you get my point. I am moving on to smaller things from here on with big excitements inside. (Oops! Slipped another big word in didn't I - It won't happen again.)
Let's talk dinosaur digging kits. Bet your kids have tried those out at some point? If they have not yet had a shot at these, you'll want to know all about this one, because this particular kit is the absolute best-est we've tried yet. (And I am not just saying that because this one was gifted either.)
This is the Discover with Dr. Cool T-Rex Dig Kit and it really rocks. (Haha! Get it?!)
This is one of those fantastic educational, hands-on things that kids really love. Inside is a block of plaster with some exciting treasures within for kids and they're always a hit. This particular kit trumps all others we've tried however.
Wait for it...this one contains actual fossils - genuine ones!
I don't have to tell you, my boys were incredibly eager to get into this brick because they really appreciate fossils and the general excitement of discovery that these kits hold.
Inside the Discover with Dr. Cool T-Rex Dig Kit is everything kids need to chip away for their treasures including three genuine specimens, a T-Rex puzzle to build (it makes a dino toy model), excavation tools and two impressive guide books.
This wasn't a quick dig either. Three boys worked at this for several hours before uncovering the first of their prizes - a real fossilised dino-poop called a coprolite. (You can bet that was popular!) Next to appear was the dino bone piece which looks a little like honeycomb in rock. Lastly, a Mosasaur tooth was revealed. (The toddler has since run off with that one much to everyone's disappointment!)
The boys were thrilled with their finds to say the least.
The kit can be a little messy so make sure you place newspaper or a tray beneath the plaster block before they commence a dig as all that plaster produces a very fine dust. Outside is best but if they're careful, they can chip-away indoors too.
Discover with Dr. Cool produce many scientific kits to encourage learning and fun in a hands-on way. There are gemstone kits, shark kits and prehistoric kits in the range and all contain real items to discover and collect. (No plastic tat in these kits at all.) You can purchase Discover with Dr. Cool Kits in Australia at Toys 2 Go stores and selected toy retailers. These are good, dirty, educational fun with real collectibles and they've been given a dusty thumbs-up by my kids.
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