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hexbugThis is one bug you want in your house. Created by Innovation First International, the HEXBUG Nano is a tiny, 1.75 inch energetic micro robotic bug that uses the physics of vibration and robotic intelligence to maneuver around obstacles on smooth surfaces (or not so smooth, because my kids have tried every surface in this house, and you’d be amazed what this thing worked on). It is powered by a tiny motor with 12 fixed, angular legs, the industrious insect switches direction upon coming into contact with an object in its path, and possesses an uncanny sense of balance, flipping to its feet when turned on its back. The Nano transfixes children and adults alike with its dynamic behavior while exposing them to concepts such as cause-and-effect, momentum and randomness.  I knew Bill (my electrical engineer husband) would love this.  However, my kids reaction surprised me.  They literally have been playing with this for over 2 hours, and that is just this morning!  They love how it reacts like a real bug yet isn’t icky like a real one.  They’ve been running up and down the hall with it and giggling.  There aren’t many toys out there that keep my kids attention span!  It is for kids 3 and up, so you do have to make sure your little ones don’t put it in their mouths.

If you are looking for a unique gift for Christmas, HexBugs are it!  Available at ToysRUs and Radio Shack, they are easy to find and will create hours of fun at your house!


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Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.View Author posts

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