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Mindware The Extraordinaires Deluxe Design Studio
WARNING: choking hazard - small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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The Extraordinaires® Design Studio is a powerful learning tool, that introduces children to the world of design, teaching them the foundations of design in a fun and engaging way. Your clients, The Extraordinaires®, are over the top characters with extraordinary needs, it's the job of your student or child to design the inventions they need to fit their worlds. Choose your design client, from a rap star to a vampire teen or even an evil genius plotting in his lair. Look at the exceptionally detailed illustrated character cards to learn more about them, their world and their needs. Once you've chosen your Extraordinaire, pick a design project. It could be a communications device for a soldier or a drinks carrier for a circus acrobat, with over 200 design combinations, young minds will be entertained for hours. A good designer always asks lots of questions, pick a think card to guide you through the 3 step design process of Research, Design and Improve. Could your object be made portable, smaller or could it be made with more sustainable materials? Using the think cards helps develop design-thinking skills which are essential in the 21st Century. Download the free IOS and Android app featuring The Extraordinaires® Design gallery, to share and celebrate your designs. Visit our official website for free education resources for parents, teachers and home-schoolers, ideal for complimenting the STEM/STEAM curriculum.