Sunday, April 15, 2018

How To Get Kids To Stop Playing Fortnite

This post is sponsored by BSM Media, but all opinions are my own. 


I admit, I don't get most of the games my daughter is playing. In my day, it was Mario. And Contra. Racing on the Power Pad.

Now it's Minecraft. Five Night's At Freddy's.

And something called Fortnite. Do your kids play Fortnite? Because mine do. Sometimes I worry my daughter is staring at the screen entirely too much, so I like to find things to get her to set it down.

Enter Circuit Cubes, a wonderful invention to show kids how circuits work.






My daughter is 11, and she's in the stage where she can be moody. But when she saw this, she immediately wanted to try it out. She's actually in a dress, because we found it by our door when we came home from her violin recital. She didn't even want to change.




It is easy to set up. You basically have a bunch of parts that you can hook up, and yes, you can build a little car and watch it go! It's a cool Stem/Steam toy, so this is also perfect for those who homeschool.




It comes with a booklet with instructions on how to build various things.




It comes with bricks to build everything but yes, you can use your own too if you prefer another color or want to build something else. The possibilities are truly endless.

As you see, Natalie got her creation to immediately light up, which thrilled her.



Look! She got the flashlight to work!




If you're curious on how bright the light is, well:




Yes, she reminds me of a possessed child in a horror flick. (But the Circuit Cube toy that we received is called Bright Lights, so it's telling the truth..)


Natalie didn't follow the book when she did this creation. She just hooked a bunch of things up, turned it on, and watched it spin around the room:






Ruby the Cat was all, "What is this?"




If your child wants to learn more, check out the Circuit Cube Club. Natalie says she's going to do that:




Oh, and it's super easy to keep the battery cube charged. It comes with a USB cord.





It charges quickly, so your child can get to creating again!







Want your kids to step away from a screen? Well, you can buy your own Circuit Cubes on Amazon here. It's under $40!

You can also get a wheels version on Amazon here as well as as a Smart Art one here. These would be perfect as a gift for kids. Sometimes it can be difficult trying to figure out what to buy tweens, so I highly recommend these.

My daughter was truly transfixed whenever her creation "came alive."




To learn more about Circuit Cubes, you can check them out at the following:






45 comments:

  1. Omg I was so excited when I read the title of this!!! Getting my daughter away from Minecraft is a chore but this little gadget looks AWESOME!

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  2. I'm not familiar with Fortnite. These Circuit Cubes sound neat, I love things that are fun to play with that also educate.

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  3. My 8-year-old grandson loves building things and putting things together (and taking things apart) so I know he would go crazy over this. I love that you can get it at Amazon too.

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  4. I think that's amazing and perfect for the kids to learn more and appreciate science! Definitely something that I'd recommend! Glad Natalie loves it!

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  5. I love that picture of her shining the light on her face. This is a really nice set to have for kids.

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  6. This is such a creative option for children. I am sure many parents will find your post very useful.

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  7. My grandkids are still a little to young for this kind of game yet. Sure the boys will love it in a few years. Funny what kids want to play with for hours, even in a dress.

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  8. This is super cool! My son likes playing with fidgets and gadgets and the like. He's also a hardcore Fortnite player - especially since my mom got him the dang headphones for Easter. I was going to strangle her! My son is good though with putting the game down when we tell him.
    I'd much rather him do things like this though. THank you for the suggestion!

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  9. This looks like it would be outstanding! It is definitely something they need to learn anyway and it keeps them off the screen!

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  10. I've never heard of Fortnite, but I guess it's in my future?
    Circuit Cubes are awesome! Scarlet wants to be a scientist when she grows up, and Des is already a little engineer, so I think we have a winner!

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  11. Okay this would be a super cute idea to get my cousins involved with engineering. I love this!

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  12. My son loves games and I am waiting for the age where he will start getting into video games that require lots of money spent hopefully he doesn't grow up too fast.

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  13. Now this sounds like an interesting game for kids to play, a way to learn about different things and work out how circuits work as well.

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  14. This is a magic box all right, if it does the trick. Kids need so much more than staring at a screen

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  15. Looks exciting!! And educational.
    Maybe I should get it and stop staring at my screen......


    Carrie
    https://www.cafecarrie.com

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  16. I am sooooooooooo into doing anything to get my kids away from the TV screen and these stem projects are the BEST!!!!!!!

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  17. I'll be honest, I've never heard of this brand. This is a great and informative post, and when my daughter is a little older and is capable of doing activities I think this would be perfect, she's still too young at this point. I have tos share this with my sister for her boys, I think they'd love this.

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  18. they seem to have a blast and really enjoy themselves I have not heard of this before but it might have to do with more that I dont have any kids directly in my life, some of my friends have kiddos and my younger family memebers are a bit far.

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  19. This actually looks like a pretty dope set. I enjoyed the information you put forth here

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  20. This looks like a fun stem activity. My youngest would love it. He is curious about how things work so this would be right up his alley.

    My husband, 21 yr old, and 17 yr old have played Fort Nite. I havent gotten into it. I would rather use the PS3 or color.

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  21. This looks like a fun activity. My elder one would definitely love it.

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  22. I have to get this for my home. Thinking about getting one for my nieces as well. Fortnite is everything right now and this game would come in handy.

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  23. Thankfully my daughter and my nephew don't play fortnite haha, but this would still be adorable for them to do!

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  24. My kids don't know about fortnite but I always welcome toys that teach STEM concepts in a fun way. This one looks educational and really engaging!

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  25. My daughter is 12, and she would love that! She loves stuff like that. It gives her something intricate to do.

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  26. My son used to be into Minecraft, he has gotten a bit older now. While he is pass the target age group for this game my daughter is perfect. This would be a good gift for him to teach her how to use.

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  27. I've not heard of Fortnite before. This looks like a lot of fun and educational too.

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  28. This looks like a great change of pace! It is nice to see them thinking and learning for sure!

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  29. my parents never had the issue of having to disconnect me from video games as i started to play quite late! i guess keeping kids busy with something else works!

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  30. This looks like a fun and cool thing to distract kids from too much video games. My little guy likes everything science related. I'm going check this one out.

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  31. This looks like a great thing to introduce the electro field to children. My little daughters will love this toy. thank you for sharing it.

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  32. BB has no doubt this will be a hit with ALL SIX of The Grands. Loving this new generation of educational toys; BB2U.

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  33. My son gets 1 hour of gaming a night - and he usually picks Fortnite to play with his friends. After that 1 hour is up, he usually picks up a book and settles in for the night. This is a good idea though! I'll have to show it to him

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  34. Bright Lights? I've never heard of them. Curious if the boys would be interested. They love anything and everything that has to do with experimenting and trying something new.

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  35. How is it that I have kids and have never heard of Fortnite? I will ask my kids if they play it.Bright Lights looks pretty interesting, my daughters must hear about this!

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  36. I'll have to ask the grandkids about the game Fortnite. They know everything there is to know about games. This might be something I could purchase to get them away from their cell phone and kindle games.

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  37. Aha I hear you, in my day it was also Mario, Sims and Spyro as opposed to minecraft. But I like the sound of bright lights and how it encourages STEM cell learning too.

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  38. Fortnite will be fun and educational for my kid. Havent heard it before tho. The bright lights are wonderful.

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  39. My kids would love this! I love that it involves kids using their brains and really working with their hands!

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  41. Another option is to play fortnite alongside them and make it uncool since their parent plays it. There is a set of videos showing how to do that here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G40tVaTNvgU&t=6s

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  42. I'm impressed, I must say. Very rarely do I come across a blog thats both informative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you ve hit the nail on the head. Your blog is important.. funny books for kids

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  43. I'm not so sure if that will work for all kids. This game is really addictive and the developers update it almost every week to keep it that way. However, I totally understand what you try to do.Fortnite for Kids?

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