Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Little Bits and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom
Playing with electronics has been a popular pastime in our family for about three years now.
It all started when my in-laws gave Jonathan a snap circuit set for his 8th birthday. He subsequently spent many happy hours consumed in thought, tongue sticking slightly out in concentration, as he experimented with different circuit combinations.
His enthusiasm spread to my daughter Trishna, who began to ask for a circuit set of her own the following year. At age twelve, she still plays with these on an almost-daily basis. She even took them on our trip to England earlier this summer, used them to build an AM radio and began listening to the BBC.
All of the above explains why I jumped at the chance for our family to review a new style of electronics set created by littleBits Electronics.
The main difference between these and snap circuits is that they are much more versatile, allowing more in-depth–and even practical–inventions to come from a child’s (or adult’s!) imagination.
I read a quote from a parent who referred to littleBits as “the electronics equivalent of Lego,” and that’s a brilliant way to describe these magnetic building blocks.