There are parents who would let their children play the most-advanced toys; and there are parents who want their children to learn how to build stuff. If you are more of the latter, then you would love to give your children Snap Circuits.
Snap Circuits by Elenco is an award-winning DIY set that allows children ages 8 and above build electronic projects. Each box contains a set of color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to build functioning electronic circuits and devices. These parts include snap wires, a slide switch, a resistor, microphone, and capacitors. By simply snapping components together, children do not need tools to assemble.
With Snap Circuits, children can build simple devices like an AM radio, doorbell, and burglar alarm, as well as more advanced projects like a lie detector, photosensitive elctronic organ, and two-finger touch lamp. It requires a number of AA batteries, which are not included in the package. It provides hourse of fun and entertainment, all while learning how electronics work.
This educational toy has received various accolades and awards, including a Seal of Approval from the National Parenting Center. It is also included in 100 Best Children’s Products and Best Educational Products in Dr. Toy.
Snap Circuits is available in four different sets, each containing varying amount of parts and possible projects that can be built. Beginners can try the Snap Circuits Junior SC-100, which contains 30 parts that can build over 100 projects. Meanwhile, expert kid builders can try their skills on the Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750, which has 80 parts and can assemble more than 750 projects. Or you can purchase the standard SC-300 set, which has 60 components and can create over 300 projects, and buy upgrade kits as your child’s proficiency progresses.
Snap Circuits can be purchased on Elenco’s online store starting at $32.95 for the Junior set.