Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Project MC2 Spy Bag Reviewed

Fun Spy Kit For Little Girls

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Spy camera image courtesy of Pixabay.com
Last weekend my granddaughter and her mommy came for a visit. The Project MC2 Spy bag came with them so that Grandma and her budding little secret agent girl could play together. We play a lot of things when she comes but currently she is really into playing detective and spy type make believe. She has quite the imagination and Grandma is thoroughly entertained!

Project MC2 (pronounced project MC squared) is a web television series featured on Netflix that encourages girls to have a growing interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathmatics). OK, so I already love it! Their logo has the words "smart is the new cool" and you know that I love that, too! The series is based around the adventures of McKayla McAlister and her best friends who are agents for the NOV8 (innovate) organization. Young girls are entertained in each episode with the various assignments of these very smart young teens while being exposed to how cool and helpful the various aspects of STEM can be. 

When little McKenna came into the house carrying a plastic bag that looked like a pink quilted purse, I commented that I liked her new handbag. She winked, grinned and replied, "It is a special purse that I bought with my very own money. Wait until you see what is inside, Grandma!" After they were all settled in, she opened her bag for me. Oh my goodness what fun things were inside!

The shimmery make-up doubles as fingerprint powder. The lipstick has a secret compartment that can launch messages when you need to. The compact has a fake mirror that swings out to provide a magnifying glass when needed. The perfume bottle can act as an air blower when squeezed. Oh the fun we had using these tools to find clues and help save the world last weekend!

As a mother of two daughters, I repeated the motto of Smurfette on a regular basis: "Girls can do anything!" As a Grandmother, I am thrilled that my granddaughters are being encouraged further by their own mothers and society to be all that their hearts call them to be. I love that they are being given the message that being smart is a cool thing to be and that their gender is not inferior. It lightens my heart to think that when they are grown women perhaps true equality will be a reality no matter the race or gender that a person is. I believe the real change will come from children being given the examples and beliefs that we are all equal in our abilities rather than any laws that have been or might be passed. It is perception that will make the biggest difference, in my humble opinion. Sorry, I guess I stepped up on a soapbox for a minute.

Suffice it to say, I love this little toy and the series that encourages little girls to be curious, to be interested in science and to use their brains to solve problems. If you have a little girl in your life, you might consider introducing them to Project MC2 if they are not already aware of it. I think they will love it and that you will too.



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7 comments:

  1. Oh wow Bev, this sounds like something I would love for my granddaughters too! I loved those subjects when it was NOT cool and I know that they will love this whole concept too! I'm all for girls learning the sciences, maths, and other subjects that for a long time were not encouraged. Yes, girls can do anything they set their minds to! Now I have to find out if they have Netflix......

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  2. Sounds like a delightful toy for a little girl; one that will encourage them to 'be all they can be' as you say. Plus acknowledge that girls are smart and can do anything they want to do and be whatever they desire.

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  3. Isn't this awesome. Such a creative way to involve girls. Heck if this was available when I was a young girl, I would have loved it. I'll have to save this for future reference for gifts for girls. At the moment it's all boys in my family, but who knows, that could someday change.

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  4. Love this ! Great gift idea and info on the Netflix series .

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  5. This sounds like a great gift for aspiring Nancy Drews. I wonder if there are similar male-oriented products for boys. My son was a great fan of Pinkerton after we read his biography. He began to follow his sister when she began to sneak around to deceive us. He would check under her window every morning for footprints to see if she'd sneaked out after we were in bed at night. How he would have loved a tool kit that would give him better tools than his eyes for his brotherly "investigations."

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  6. Well now, isn't that just the coolest toy! I love any toy that is educational and entertaining, but this one is even better because it is also pretty. It looks like a lot of fun. I bet you and your granddaughter had a blast sleuthing and fingerprinting together.

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  7. What an awesome gift idea, sounds like something my daughter would've loved when she was younger.

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