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I’ve mentioned in the past how STEM toys are a big hit in our house. Harrison, in particular, loves anything to do with detective work and spying – NCIS is one of his favourite programs. He loves all the science bits behind it – how they identify people, how they use fingerprints and DNA from crime scenes to catch the bad guys. As you can imagine, this master detective toolkit from Thames and Kosmos (RRP £36) was right up his street!
The toolkit, which comes in a smart plastic briefcase, has plenty of activities to keep even the most inquisitive of minds busy for a while. From setting up the office with door labels and name tags to setting up and visiting the all-important crime scene. Harrison particularly loved the crime scene tape!
Included in the kit is a full-colour 32-page book to guide the investigations. From writing with invisible ink and reading it with the blacklight to investigating tyre tracks, footprints and fingerprints, to examining hair and fibres, soil samples and counterfeit currency, it is jam-packed with scientific experiments.
As they work through the experiments in the book, they use their newfound skills to solve the mock crime presented in the manual.
This has provided Harrison with hours of educational fun, and, despite it being aimed at children aged 8 and over, even Alex and Ben have got involved (with parental supervision, of course, as there are small parts included) and enjoyed it. If you are looking for something to keep the older ones entertained over the summer, this is a great call!
You can buy it from Smyths for just £30 at the moment due to it just being launched – click here to buy.
*We were sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and opinons are our own and have not been influenced in any way.