Gears or ‘Cogs’ as they are often called, are one of the most important parts in field of engineering. They are used from clocks, bicycles to cars, to large machines in factories. Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! gives your preschooler an early start in the world of engineering. This toys helps development of fine motor skills and reasoning by helping kids experimenting different motions and hundreds of 3D building possibilities.
By experimenting with different combinations, kids improve their problem solving skills too while working on mechanics and science of different movements and cause and effect that are crated by these gears. It also helps in improving the hand-eye coordination and handwriting muscles.
There is a good reason why gears are spelled three times in the name of this toy. It comes with 96 different pieces of gears, pillars, connectors, cranks, and interlocking base plates. The gears make up half of all these pieces and comes in many colors like red, green, blue, orange, purple etc. helping also hone sorting, matching, and color identifying skills all while making it an attractive colorful toy for kids.
The gears and other pieces are easy to arrange, though it may take your child a little time to get used to it initially. But once kids are comfortable with the gameplay element of this toy, they can start constructing many different possible structures, discovering something new each time on how something worked and what did not work.
You start by building the base by attaching them together with sliding pegs into slots. You can arrange the base in different combinations like rows, pyramids, zigzag etc. One base is ready, you start adding gears, if gears spins both ways easily, you can match “teeth” of other gears and keep on adding. You can start moving things by adding cranks, or start building on top by adding square pillars, or six-way axles for horizontal or vertical construction.
You can also follow included Activity guide for ideas or pictures on the box to build things like Crawling Caterpillar, Race Car, Zigzag gears etc.
Learning resources Gears! Gears! Gears! comes in many variants. Some of them differ in number of pieces and hence different possibilities it offers in terms of gameplay. While others are more advanced such as: Wacky Factory with flashing lights and glow in the dark eyeballs, Lights and Action Building Set , or Gearbotics Robot Motorized Set for robot action.
You can explore different options here. Not all of them are suitable for preschool kids, please check the recommended age before buying.
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! gets your kids started into the world engineering with colorful toys. Nothing is more important in machines than gears that keep it moving forward, and this toy provides fun and educational way for best possible way to get started with gears. There are lot of variants to get confused about which one is right for you, but you can get started with basic model and then keep adding more if you like.
STEM is acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in education. There is a growing need to integrate all these subjects so that students can better understand real-world application of these subjects. Learning through experience creates a lasting effect and produces better result. STEM toys and activities encourages kids to develop STEM skills in fun and creative way. Today you have a lot more options to choose from than ever before. Our mission is to help you find the right resources for yours kids so that you can play the most important role in the foundation of STEM's future, that of a parent.