Our New Favorite Travel Item: The Magic SketchThe Magic Sketch is a Boogie Board you will want to take on all of your trips, whether by car or plane. We received 2 to facilitate this review, but all opinions are my own.
Features of the Magic Sketch
- recommended for ages 4+
- transparent screen for tracing
- durable and compact
- approximate 7-year battery life
- LCD Magic Sketch Writing Screen featuring Colorburst
- Protective cover and template holder
- 1 Writing stylus
- 3 double ended texture tools with 6 unique tips:
- yellow spatula
- orange tool
- green tool
- 60 template stencil sheets (20 learning, 20 art, 20 game)
- 1 roller with 3 stamps
How to UseThe Magic Sketch is so easy to use, even my 3 year old has a great time with it. Just select the stylus or tool you want to use, and start writing or drawing on the surface. There is no need for erasers or wipes. When you are done, just press the button and the screen will be cleared. The templates are simple to use also. Slide a template between the cover and board, or unsnap the back cover tray to place the template, then snap the Magic Sketch back in place. You definitely want to unsnap the back cover to remove the template, otherwise they can get bent or ripped when eager little hands are pulling them out. Don't want to use a template? Leave the back cover attached and write or draw freehand.
Why We Love ItThe Boogie Board has been popular to save paper when my kids want to doodle, and now the Magic Sketch is a staple in our house. It is durable and water resistant, which we all know is important if little hands are going to be holding it. The translucent screen gives it a variety of uses. Little ones can practice tracing basic shapes and letters, while older kids can enjoy tracing pictures of their favorite characters. As often as we travel, we always have one in our bag because the kids never get tired of finding new ways to use it. At restaurants, we can pull it out of my purse for a quick game of tick-tac-toe or hang-man while we wait for our food to get there. Take a step away from electronics that alienate your family, and come together over the Magic Sketch!
BatteryThe Magic Sketch has an average battery life of 7 years. As a parent, I love not having to worry about replacing batteries all the time.
PriceAt $29.99*, the Magic Sketch kit is a great value with the included tools, templates, and cover. Grab one for every kid on your holiday shopping list, and you will be the most envied gift giver of the season.
*plus shipping and handling*