I love it when learning toys come in cheerful interfaces that inspire imagination. A perfect example is the Primary Science Shining Stars Projector.
It has a wonderful combination of tech fun with a retro design that is extremely kid-friendly and brings back memories from my own childhood. It's smooth, lightweight, and easy to carry.
Speaking of the design, it's very simple. You insert the disc in the front slot and push the button. It can sit on its base and act as a projector, or it can be picked up and moved around like a camera. My kids preferred the latter.
Because of that preference, we had ample opportunity to test the durability of the Projector, and I can attest that it handles being dropped on hard surfaces well. I wouldn't use it as a hammer or anything, but it'll hold up to playtime nicely. The images are varied and keep things interesting, and it works in dim light, as well as darkness. If your kids are like mine and leave things on until the batteries die, never fear...it has an automatic shut-off. That means if they want to take it to bed with them (and that is quite probable), there's no need to check back in on it. Just be warned that the actual sleep part might take a bit longer than usual.
Want to see it in action? Here's a quick peek!
You can find this fun item here, and on other online retailers. It does require three AAA batteries, not included.
I received a free product for review purposes. My opinions and creative kids are my own.