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Old 12-04-2012, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I love the line "They can't love what they don't see"

Girls Love Science Too: 5 Tech Toys to Inspire Your Daughter
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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Thanks for this link. I think the Roominate toy sounds great, and so I ordered it for Christmas for one of my girls!
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: You know... That place
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My DD just had her 8th birthday. When people asked what she wanted for her birthday, she said "I LOVE math and science. I want to do more science." People would always look at me and ask "is that what she really wants?" Most people ended up getting her more Barbie stuff or board games because it was hard to find science things in the stores and not much time to shop online. For Christmas, I directed them to fatbraintoys.com. You can shop by age and gender or you can just browse. I gave them that site and picked out the things she really liked from there to give everyone a better idea of what to look for even on other sites. I am not sure where she got her love for those subjects, but I will encourage her as best I can.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Num, check out thinkgeek.com if you haven't yet. I love their stuff.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Where do we draw the line between "inspriing" and "social engineering"?
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: You know... That place
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Num, check out thinkgeek.com if you haven't yet. I love their stuff.
Thanks. I love their stuff too. I know you can shop by age group on that site, but the people I was directing to the site got confused because the age groups were so broad. I will probably shop on thinkgeek.com but send others to Fat Brain where they can choose the category for 8 year old girl.

Some of the grandparents and aunts and uncles are easily confused. Lol.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: You know... That place
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Where do we draw the line between "inspriing" and "social engineering"?
My daughter asks for science things. I am going to encourage that just as I would encourage her if she was interested in playing an instrument.

I am sure that there are parents out there trying to force their little girls into science just as there are some parents encouraging their little boys to be dancers.

I think at this point most parents are just happy to see that all options are available to both genders. It is now becoming easier to find some science things that aren't geared solely towards boys. It is still not easy enough though.

I personally was not impressed with the specific toys in the article but that is probably because they were too girly.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I think at this point most parents are just happy to see that all options are available to both genders. It is now becoming easier to find some science things that aren't geared solely towards boys. It is still not easy enough though.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:43 AM
 
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Wow! Fat Brain is great! I found a TON of stuff my kids would just love! Off to check out Think Geek.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:59 AM
 
Location: North America
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The doll and the cosmetic one are meh in terms of not not being stereotypical, but the rest are nice.
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