One thing I absolutely love about summer is the flexibility to do things during the week that you may not normally be able to do during the school year. There's also this rule about being able to stay up later than usual and that means playing with toys that glow in the dark.
Camping is such a big part of my summer activities and while the idea sounds exciting to a 5 year old, in practicality it might not be the smartest choice. But tell a 5 year old they can write on the ceiling, and they will be entertained for hours. This toy by Doodle Glow is just the ticket.
You can test out your child's camping skills stress-free with the Glow Crazy Doodle Dome. Not only is it a pop-up tent, but it has a glow-in-the-dark panel on the inside for your child to create their own space weather inside or out. It comes with a Doodle Pen which is a battery operated light pen so that your child can "draw" on the panel. It also comes with stencils so they can make intricate designs wherever they please.
This revolutionary, convenient pop-up tent is the perfect indoor/outdoor creative play summer toy for kids. It folds into practically nothing and pops out in a flash. Construction consists of threading tubes through a hole, so even your 5 year old could do it themselves.
I love that it travels well and provides a little privacy for little ones if they are feeling overwhelmed or just want to play by themselves. If you're going to introduce it to more than one child, I recommend getting a second Doodle Pen.
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