When I was young back in the Mesozoic Era, I loved reading the Hardy Boys books. (I was a tomboy and thought Nancy Drew was SUCH a sissy!)
As I grew older, that interest led me to read spy novels, stories of intrigue and derring-do.
I wanted to join the CIA and help save the world from all of the bad buys.
(I still do. I think that would be out-of-this-world exciting . . . but my age and creaky body do not work in my favor for being accepted. Rats!)
So, when I saw the Lakeshore Learning secret mirror cubes, I was instantly drawn back into my secret desire of being an undercover agent.
Maybe if I couldn’t REALLY be one, I could pretend along with my grandchildren!
The Top-Secret Mirror Cubes come with 12 plastic cubes — 6 mirror cubes and 6 black extension cubes. The cubes are 3 inches wide and have a simple slip-together attachment method.
The mirror cubes come with a handy-dandy gadget guide. It shows different ways that you can assemble the cubes to help you in your spying needs . . . around corners, over sofas, over a fence . . .
The guide has secret missions to do. It shows how to make the necessary spy lens, tells how many cubes you needs, and shows how to assemble it.
So, choose you mission and assembly your spy cubes!
Now, it’s time to set out on your spying mission.
Don’t have a trench coat, fedora, and sunglasses for your mission? Don’t worry! A blue-and-white striped t-shirt works just as well.
Success! Secret Agent Elliot completed his mission. He’s saved the world. All is well. Phew!
I like these mirror cubes because they encourage creative play. The guide encourages kids to come up with their own spying creation. Kids have to figure out how to assemble the cubes together so that the mirror cubes work properly.
I have only one smidgeon of reservation with this toy. Sometimes the gadget that you create falls apart. It can be frustrating to have it noisily clank to the floor when you’re secretly spying.
Maybe Lakeshore could have their manufacturers fix it. (Having the attachment lip on the gray cubes be a little bit bigger might help the cubes stay together better.) The trick is to have the cubes fit snuggly together but not too much to make it hard for children to put together and take apart.
These top-secret mirror cubes sell for $29.99 and are for children ages 3 to 6 years old. You know, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this could be a fun Christmas (or birthday) gift to give a grandchild.
I love shopping at Lakeshore Learning.Their products are fun and educational and so much better than what you can find in a big box store. My grandkids have enjoyed the Mold & Play Sensory Sand kit and making a wind soc at our local Lakeshore store.
Lakeshore Learning has been providing high-quality educational products since 1954. Check them out as you do your holiday shopping! I’m sure you’ll find a plethora of great ideas!