If you are looking for a starter drone, the Best Drone By Get Childish is a fun option. My husband couldn’t wait to try it out, and he loves it so much I have to pry it out of his hands if I want to play with it!
The drone comes with everything you need except 4 AA batteries for the controller, and there was enough charge on the drone battery to fly it right out of the box. It is a small, compact, and lightweight drone. The battery inside the drone charges via a special usb cable, and a kit with extra parts and screwdrivers is included.
I was a little worried about flying the drone inside the house, but we’ve been having fun with it inside and out. It is easy to control, and the shape makes it less likely to damage anything if you accidentally fly into a wall…except for maybe the drone itself. I’m a little disappointed with the flimsy plastic, and I feel as if I’m holding my breath every time it bumps into something or crashes waiting for it to break.
My daughters love the alien emblem, and my 2 year old calls it the “alien”. It does look like a little alien spaceship flying through the sky, especially at night with the red and blue lights.
When it comes to flying I feel the learning curve is super small for adults. Both my husband and I were flying it with no problem within minutes. My 6 year old can get it off the ground, but she has trouble keeping it in the air. My 2 year old is happy chasing it around the yard at this point.
-The battery doesn’t last long. The longest we’ve gone on a full charge is about 30 minutes. The charge seems inconsistent and sometimes it will only fly around 10 minutes.
-We’ve had to re-calibrate twice in less than a couple weeks.
-Sometimes we can fly it a great distance from us. Other times it seems to lose signal mid air only a few feet away.
-The plastic is flimsy.
-There isn’t an off switch on the drone itself, so you have to disconnect the battery every time. It is extremely hard to disconnect, and the battery compartment is tiny. I feel like I’m going to pull the wires out of the connector every time I disconnect it to charge or so it doesn’t drain the battery down when not in use. My husband can’t fit his fingers into the battery compartment to unplug it at all!
Overall, we have really enjoyed this drone, and would buy another. It is a fun little toy that allows adults and children alike a flying experience without buying an expensive drone. Check out the short video below to see the Get Childish Drone in action right before dark.
I received this product for free or in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
I have an affection for all things celestial, and my 6 year old seems to be following in her mother’s footsteps. She always begs to stay up late to watch meteor showers, and she even asked Santa for a telescope for Christmas this year! She is obsessed with those glow in the dark star stickers that you use to decorate the ceiling and walls.
This set by Get Childish is huge! Included are 50 large stars, 35 small stars, 5 moons, 5 rocket ships, and 5 planets. The set is definitely large enough to cover a full wall or ceiling. My daughter wanted small clusters of stars around her room, and one set was enough to add a mini solar system to every wall. I would recommend multiple sets if you are wanting to decorate multiple walls or the entire room walls and ceiling.
There is a smell of plastic when you first open the package, but it dissipates rather quickly. We removed the bag of stars from the shipping package and let them air out on the dresser for a couple hours before attempting to use them. The smell was never really bothersome, and it was gone quickly. The stars are all covered in a plastic film to prevent scratching much like the plastic found on the front of electronic devices. Each star much be individually peeled before placing on the wall if you want your stars to appear shiny.My 6 year old turned it into a game of seeing how fast she could remove the plastic while I stuck the stars to the wall, so it wasn’t too time consuming to remove it.
My child has paneled walls in her bedroom, so I wasn’t sure how these stars would work. We’ve had issues with other brands of glow in the dark stars not sticking well to paneled walls, but these are working great. The glue holds really well, and was even resistant to my 2 year old attempting to pull the stars off the wall. With that said, they are still easy for an adult to remove, and they will stick well to the wall again. We had to adjust a few, and we had no problem doing so.
After a few hours of charge the stars glowed really bright. The glow lasts for hours, too. Overall I would recommend these stars to anyone looking for a good cheap set of glow in the dark stars. I love the variety included in the packaging and how well they work.
You can find the Glow in the Dark Stars Sticker set from Get Childish on Amazon.
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Kids Academy Releases Preschool Education Center for iOS and Android!
I absolutely love having apps on my phone that will keep my children entertained, are fun, and have an educational value as well. That’s why I’ve been a fan of the educational learning apps from Kids Academy since I first discovered them. Recently Kids Academy did an app update, and my kids tested the new version of the app.
Kids Academy – the team behind some of the top educational apps for kids with over 10 million downloads worldwide just released the long-awaited version of their flagship app – Preschool Education Center. As the name suggests, Preschool Education Center is an all-in-one educational app for kids and toddlers. The app covers all aspects of early childhood education from the alphabet and reading to writing, building vocabulary and developing math skills. Based on the proven Montessori method the app offers a number of fun games that help master essential learning skills through play.
Both of my kids love this app. There are different activities that work well with each age. The app runs on my Galaxy S3 with no issues. My 5 year old uses the app to practice tracing letters she still has trouble with, and she really enjoys the worksheets we print. There are so many activities that she will play the Kids Academy app until the battery on my phone dies if I let her!
It’s a great educational but fun app to have on hand when waiting in the doctor’s office, and my 2 yr old uses the app to stay entertained while waiting in the school pickup line for her sister.
Until now, Preschool Education Center has only been available on iTunes but today’s release makes it finally available for Android device on Google Play! This fun and free app is currently being featured in the Family section of the Android store in the USA, Australia and Canada.
Kids Academy have also updated the iOS version of the app: Preschool & Kindergarten Early Learning Games adding new games, books and educational cartoons and shows as well as printable worksheets. – The update boasts a bunch of cute little monsters that will teach your kids about money and how to count it. – Kids Academy TV now has a 24/7 Live Zoo channel offering web-cam views on real-life animals.
BONUS! Free Preschool & Kindergarten Worksheets for Kids
Kids Academy is also finding a way to expand beyond the screen and help master pen and pencil with free printable worksheets. You can get free preschool worksheets on a variety of subjects from alphabet to math (the library is being constantly updated). Download, print out and get start practicing with good old pen and paper in seconds!