In a world full of video games, it’s a refreshing concept to have a play set that is LOW tech. STEAM (formerly STEM) needs that art component to it where imagination comes into play…a game shouldn’t do all the thinking for the kids!
Having 2 kids, one age 7 and the other age 10, that are about as opposite as can be, it can sometimes be hard to find something that they both enjoy playing with for more than 2 minutes. The Giant Cobra Playset from Animal Planet did just that and then some. From the moment we got the play set unpacked the kids played with it for hours. They enjoyed all the extras that came with the set including the two characters which were promptly named Brad and Steve. They loved the interactive temple with hidden entrances and traps, as well as the two-headed cobra, the helicopter and the slew of monkeys and smaller snakes that were all included with the set. Speaking of the two-headed cobra, did I mention it makes noise and lights up?
What young boy wouldn’t love that?
It has quickly become one of my 7 year old son’s go-to toys when he is feeling bored or looking to pass the time. He can spend easily an hour going crazy, using his imagination and just getting lost in the “temple”. My older daughter doesn’t necessary search it out to play with it, however she will sit down when my son brings it out and will join in on the fun as well.
It is recommended for children 3+, however with all of the smaller pieces it is probably better suited for kids a bit older than 3. The only real negative I found with this play set was the amount of time it took to get everything un-boxed, however with most multi-piece toys these days it comes with the territory.
disclaimer: we were sent a play set for purposes of review, all thoughts are entirely our own.