Uncle Milton Moon In My Room Review – Bring Our Closest Neighbor Home With You:
Have you ever looked up into the night sky in awe and utter amazement as to how much is really out there and how little the average person actually knows about our solar system?
I think it’s safe to say that most of us have pondered this mystery at one time or another in our lives, and probably more so when we were younger kids than we do now as adults.
I got a taste of this a few months ago when we were sitting on the back patio and my girlfriends little boy began asking questions about our closest neighbor, the moon, which we have the pleasure of looking up to every single night!
After I had answered a few simple questions (and some complicated ones that made me realize I was way in over my head), I decided it would be a great idea to bring the moon to life in a way he could understand.
The results were the Uncle Milton Moon In My Room, which I believe makes the perfect gift for any young child with an interest in space, or perhaps is just a little afraid of the dark!
In this review, I will be providing you a description of this amazing product, what educational benefits it provides, and finish off with a video so that you can see it in action….
- Includes a detailed 3-D replica of the moons surface that can hang from any wall.
- Lights up in a comforting blueish tone that can be set to cycle through the 12 different stages of the moon.
- Also provides a download code for an educational overview of the moon on the Uncle Milton website.
- Built-in automatic shut-off feature to conserve batteries and to prevent it from running all night long.
- Recommended for ages 3 and up, includes moon unit, remote control, and instruction manual.
- Approximately 12 inches in diameter by 3 inches deep.
If I had to sum this awesome product up into only a few words, I would have to say it is an educational and comforting nightlight, all things that we as parents strive to provide for our children!
At first glance it appears to be a nothing but a highly detailed surface of the moon, but the real magic happens when you power it up and place it high up somewhere in your son or daughters bedroom.
The built-in light will actually illuminate the moons surface in a light blue hue, which I find to be very soft and comforting for children that prefer to sleep with a night-light.
By far the coolest feature has got to be the ability to set it to cycle through the 12 different stages of the moon, from the new moon and everything in between until it reaches a full moon!
The gentle light that it emits as it makes it way from one end of the cycle to other seems to have a calming effect on most children that lulls them to bed for the night, and what parent wouldn’t be a fan of that?!
It also comes with a remote control with a variety of settings, including the ability freeze it on any particular phase or switch it back to it’s regular motion at the push of a button.
Additionally, it will also automatically shut off after about 30 minutes of use to conserve battery life, but I have found that this is usually all the time it needs to get the job done.
What Educational Benefits Does It Provide?:
While the educational aspects of the Moon In My Room certainly do not steal the show and are in no way the main attraction, there are definitely a few things that your child can take back to school to impress their friends.
The product itself comes with a download code that can be utilized on the Uncle Milton website, which will provide them with an audio description of the moon and what is happening as it makes it’s way through each of it’s cycles.
This is a great tool to utilize that will teach your child what is actually taking place as they look up into the sky every night, or in this case, their bedroom wall!
There is a fun little activity that you can choose to do with them, by going outside and looking at the moon to see how it looks, and then freezing the moon on that particular phase each night until it makes it’s way through.
I found this to be a nice evening ritual that kids will enjoy that kind of gets them into what I like to call sleep-mode, commonly referred to as ‘adult-time’!
Additional Information You Should Know:
Now very briefly I want to touch on a few tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of this product.
Because the moon runs on batteries, I strongly recommend that you invest in a pair of rechargeable ones so that you are not running out to the store when the light starts to fade.
I have found that on average we can get about 3-4 weeks before they need to be changed, and if you decide to go this route, all you have to do is pop them out and place them on the charger during the day and slap them back in at bedtime.
The remote that comes with the unit also happens to pretty small and you NEED to keep track of it in order to adjust the different settings, so for this I don’t recommend letting your child hang onto it.
It is much better to simply set it up for them every night, but if they insist, you can attach a piece of Velcro to the backside and another to their bed-stand so they have a place to keep it safe.
One final tip, if you really want to add to the ambiance of the room, go out and buy a package of those glow-in-the-dark stars for a couple bucks and place them around the moon, this will REALLY add to the effect and your kid will love it!
A Short Video Presentation Of The Product:
What Are My Final Thoughts?:
Overall I found this to be an outstanding product that I doubt any child would ever object to seeing high up on their bedroom wall every night.
By far the best feature, from an adults perspective, is the calming nature of the blue light that allows children to drift off into a peaceful nights sleep.
This is an even bigger bonus if your child has a tendency to be afraid of the dark as it will take the place of the regular nightlights you may have been using before.
I highly recommend this product to friends and family, and to anybody that has children of pretty much any age in the home!
I really hope this review provided some insight into the Moon In My Room, I would love to know your thoughts and opinions down below, thanks for stopping by!