Spy Gear for Kids the Expert Mission
By Anne Ahira
The Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 have created quite the dilemma for parents today. How do you find stimulating gifts for your kids that will not leave you broke and gets them off the couch?
You would definitely be a hero akin to Santa if you brought home one of the aforementioned gifts, but are not children in front of the television enough these days.
The key is to provide them with a toy that catches their imagination and makes them want to do something more than play a video game. You also want to choose something that is not going to spend months on the floor of the closet.
One thing you might give a whirl is some spy gear like the Expert Mission set from Wild Planet. Kids get into video games and cartoons because of the intrigue and adventure and a set like this gives them the opportunity to create their own espionage caper.
This particular set gives them all the essential spy tools that any professional spy could want. They will have their very own spy audio car, walkie-talkie set and agent tool kit, which contain some totally cool gadgets.
Expert Mission will allow them to stalk you around the house or encourage socialization as they bring the neighborhood kids into their spy training camp; all around there is good fun to be had for all.
Features of the Expert Mission Spy Kit Include:
- 8 Spy Tools
- Custom Case
- 2 Spy Walkie Talkies
- Listen up to 75 feet- Spy Audio Car¿
- Motion alarm
- Snap-on magnifier and scope
- Working pen
- Snap-on light tube.
- Locking storage case.
- $59.99 Amazon Price
If it looks like their spy, interest could be waning a bit you can always keep them interested by adding more spy accessories to their collection. Buy them their very own lockable safe. These safes are not super expensive and kids get the pleasure of locking away all the secrets they have discovered with their spy equipment.
While they are playing, you are beginning to teach them a little bit about responsibility, as they must keep up with their key in order to retrieve their stowed gear! Of course, you will probably want to keep a spare key hidden away just in case.
In addition to their secret spy safe, you could add equipment like enhanced spy goggles, flashlight or a remote control car with installed spy cam. The possibilities are endless and as long as your child is interested capitalize on the toys that keep them up moving instead of a couch potato.
Any of the ideas above are likely to make you a hit with your children but did you know these toys stimulate imagination, which is important to their development? Very young children benefit from a healthy imagination in so many ways, they tend to be more creative adults and cope well with stressful situations.
As your child grows older, their imagination is a safe way to explore the world they live in and feel a sense of independence. When your little cowboy straps on his six-shooter and hat he is instantly the sheriff in town, just watch him swagger a little across the living room!
Likewise, the child playing with the toy kitchen set and donning the chef’s hat is not only imitating what you do but learning as well. The imagination is a very powerful tool and stimulating toys are one way to help your child access it.
Wild Planet is not the only company offering spy gear toys but they are one of the most popular and the equipment stands up well to the rough and tumble play of young children.
The next time you are at a complete loss for a good gift that does not include video games, cell phones or mp3 players consider a spy case like the Expert Mission outlined above. These are the kinds of toys that fuel the imagination and keep the kids out in the backyard until you call them to come in.
If you build them a spy fort in the yard, they might not come in until you make them! Help your kids create a safe and fun play fantasy today with an assortment of spy gear.