Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Fall 2017 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos
Price: $29.95

Thames & Kosmos' Magic Hat, a magic set for children aged six years and up, contains forty-four props and a fully-illustrated, 20-page instruction manual for performing thirty-five magic tricks. Children can learn a variety of hat tricks, coin tricks, ball tricks, and so forth to perform for their friends and family. The materials themselves are well-made and the instruction manual easy-to-read and simple-to-follow.

Magic tricks are all about sleight-of-hand; learning how to perform these tricks helps to hone fine and gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination as well as following of instructions and sequencing. In addition, the kit is great for imaginative and cooperative play, as children can share the tricks with friends and/or demonstrate their new-found skills at their own magic show.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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