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Spring 2017 Toys
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Manufacturer: GIRLS CAN! CRATE
Price: $29.95

The Girls Can! Crate is a monthly subscription box of learning materials that commemorate women who pioneered and excelled in typically male dominated fields. From aviators to astronomers, physicists to mountain climbers, each crate focuses on one woman and her accomplishments. Designed for children ages 4 - 8, the kits includes: an activity book with each woman's unique story, themed experiments, and games, supplies, a creative play prop, a specific character trait of the kit's celebrant, collectible character card, and a card for grown-ups with 2-3 practical tips to help raise strong independent children.

As two examples: The Fearless Flier spotlights Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to hold a pilot license. Aviation themed materials include a flight hat and goggles (circa 1920s), a high flying stunt game, instructions and materials to build a plane. The Ambitious Astronomer crate features Nancy Grace Roman, an American astronomer known to many as the "Mother of Hubble" for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope and includes star gazing learning activities.

Testers reported that the kit provided several hours of fun and learning, for their young girls and their young boys.

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