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October 2006 | Vol. V - No. 10


Homeschoolers Rate Toys

Robots and Dinos Help Kids Learn

Five homeschooling families in North Carolina evaluated three new toys, rating them on a scale of 1 to 5, with “5” being the highest score and “1” being the lowest. To view the full article, please CLICK HERE.

  1. National Geographic - Dinosaur Expedition Kit by THAMES & KOSMOS (ToyShow)
  2. National Geographic - Dinosaur Skeleton Kit by THAMES & KOSMOS (ToyShow)
  3. Binary Player Robot by OWI (ToyShow)

Roundtable Questions


How likely would you be to buy this product, based on packaging alone?

5 5 5

How appealing are the contents once the toy is out of the package?

5 5 4

How easy are the instructions to understand… for you?

5 5 4

How easy are the instructions to understand…for the kids?

5 5 4

How satisfied were you with the amount of time it took to set up or prepare the toy?

5 5 4

How excited were the kids about the prospect of using this toy?

5 5 5

How much fun did the kids have playing with it?

5 4 4

How much did they think they learned while playing with the toy?

4 4 5

How much did you think they learned while playing with the toy?

5 4 5

How appropriate is this toy for a homeschool curriculum?

5 5 5

How likely would you be to buy this toy for your children or recommend it to other parents?

5 5 5

How likely would the children be to buy it, request it, or recommend it to other children?

5 4 5

Would they want to have another toy like this one?

5 5 5
4.9 4.6 4.6

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