On my way into work the other morning I was listening to Take Two on 89.3 KPPC and I heard a story about a young female engineer, Debbie Sterling, that is introducing young girls to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math through the use of a girl named Goldie.
Sterling researched and observed the differences in how young boys and girls played and designed GoldieBlox to appeal to the future generation of female engineers by combining both verbal and spatial elements in the toy. You read and learn along side Goldie the engineer as she builds a machine to make her ballerina spin. Sterling is working to produce a series of GoldieBlox books with interchangeable parts to allow the girl’s imagination to create, design and build more complex machines.
Am I too old to buy this for myself??!!? Shhhhh, no one will ever know…
Find more information on Debbie Sterling and GoldieBlox at the links below: