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Topic: Advice on magic kit
Message: Posted by: lumberjohn (Dec 3, 2007 06:25PM)
I have been asked by a friend to recommend a magic "kit" for a seven year old. I don't have any kits, per se, and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations that I could provide my friend. I know there is a lot of junk out there, but was hoping there were some quality sets that she could pick up online. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: nucinud (Dec 3, 2007 07:59PM)
The Royal Magic Set with the DVD is great for beginners.
One bit of advice, have the child watch the DVD first.
Then pick a trick they want to learn. Learn it, then go on to the next one the want to learn.
Nothing will frustrate a child more then trying to learn all the tricks at once.
They must learn the set one trick at a time.
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Dec 3, 2007 08:01PM)
The Royal Magic sets are classics! Lot's of budding magicians get their start with these.

Mark.
Message: Posted by: Trekdad (Dec 3, 2007 08:31PM)
Melissa and Doug distribute wonderful magic sets with many easy, yet classic, effects. The quality is there, as is the durability (real wood, generally, instead of plastic). My family and I usually get a couple of the this one http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=140871&PartnerID=FROOGLE&BannerID=PD553 every Christmas season for Toys for Tots.

Another one by Melissa and Doug
http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Discovery-Magic-Set/dp/B0007OF1QC

Then there's Mac King's Trunk-O-Tricks, although I haven't actually seen one, but it looks great for a "magician" 6 and older. http://www.murphysmagic.com/Trunk-O-Tricks-by-Mac-King-Tricks
Message: Posted by: professorwhut (Dec 3, 2007 09:35PM)
I agree with Trekdad,

I got my grand daughter all 3 Melissa and Doug magic sets. Very nice stuff.
So nice in fact, that I keep them at my house!
Message: Posted by: disneywld (Dec 3, 2007 09:50PM)
The Executive magic sets, if still made, will stand the test of time.
Message: Posted by: Loopback (Dec 4, 2007 01:51PM)
Check http://www.Magickits.com
Message: Posted by: lumberjohn (Dec 4, 2007 11:05PM)
Thanks to all for some excellent recommendations. These should be plenty to get here started.
Message: Posted by: SmagicMom (Dec 5, 2007 06:31PM)
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On 2007-12-03 20:59, nucinud wrote:
The Royal Magic Set with the DVD is great for beginners.
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Any advice on where to acquire one of these outside the UK? The only places I found online that offered these Stateside were "dealers only" sites.

**edit** Never mind. Found a couple, though not any particularly reputable-looking places. I'll keep digging.
Message: Posted by: Steven Steele (Dec 5, 2007 07:20PM)
Check out Mac King's Line. He has even routined them with the child performer in mind. Great stuff. http://www.magicinaminute.com