Oh, trust me, we're trying hard to interest our girls in engineering.
Off topic, but have you seen GoldieBlox? http://www.goldieblox.com/ I saw the kickstarter campaign when it was funding and it looks like a really cool concept.
Incidentally, my parents got two girls both of whom defied gender stereotypes by going into engineering. And my dad coached my softball team when I was growing up. So gender doesn't have to have anything to do with passing on passions.
Yes, I've seen those! They look neat, but limited in scope at the moment. I'm waiting to see where they end up going with it.
I'm really loving LEGO Education stuff. My oldest has the LEGO Simple & Motorized Mechanisms set, and she just did her first build that used a motor, which she really loved. I'm planning to get her the LEGO WeDo Robotics set soon. These sets are *so* neat. There are a lot of cool things you can do. She started with the LEGO Duplo Easy Simple Machines set when she was 4-5, I think. I'm trying to get the 4-year-old interested in those, but she'd rather play with the "big girl" LEGOs like her sister, even though she can't really follow the directions yet. She just likes putting gears together and making things that spin.
Well, would you believe that since I posted this, the number of people asking/commenting on the lack of a boy has gone *way* down? Funny how that works, isn't it? I've had several more "wow, looks like you have your hands full," which is more in reference to total number of children and not their sex. I have had a few ask if the baby is a boy (in the Ergo it's hard to tell) and say, "All girls? Wow!" and remind me how hard the teenage years are going to be, etc. But nothing *too* bad, and the "houseful of PMS" comment was out of the girls' hearing, so not as much of a problem.
Toots, my 4-year-old would love a giraffe!
Alas, we only have 7 foot ceilings. So it would have to go live in the backyard.