By Andrew Liszewski
I understand the importance of having x-ray machines and metal detectors at airports, but I don’t think there’s a single kid on the planet who’d be happy to tear the gift wrap off a present and find an x-ray machine playset inside. Of course that’s probably why the website spins this thing as an educational toy, since it will convince teachers and parents it’s a far better choice than something that was actually fun.
Scan-It is an educational and creative play toy that helps children become acclimated with airport and public spaces security. The device is both a fun toy and an educational tool. It detects metal objects and simulates an X-ray scan via a functioning conveyor belt that glides articles over its metal detector path. When metallic items are present the unit beeps and lights up. This unique toy/teaching aid provides ample amounts of healthy fun along with education and awareness of the security measures that people face in real life.
And if they’re trying to educate kids about what it’s like to deal with airport security, the x-ray machine is just the icing on the cake. Hopefully this thing includes an instruction manual recommending kids arrive at least 2 hours before they actually want to play with it, keep all liquids including juice and chocolate milk in clear containers and have a valid passport or at least their name stitched into their jacket.
You can find it at SampleRewards.com for $29.95.