Saturday, February 4, 2017

Get Those Kiddos Gears Churning - Space Explorers Building Set Review

My 7 year old loves building and being creative - and would much rather construct something than sit in front of the TV after school (after his homework is done - of course!) We were both super excited to be introduced to Learning Resources newest set of Gears! Spinning Space Gears Building Set. What a cool set! This kit contained 80 pieces including planets, astronauts, a spaceship and tons of GEARS to make them all spin and move together!

The kit came with step by step instructions to make the layout pictured below.

 With help from me only once, my 7 year old was able to put together the entire sequence in about an hour! The fun doesn't have to stop there though, because the best part of the GEARS play sets are that the opportunities to build your own designs are endless! They are definitely more interactive and imaginative then standard building blocks because kiddos have to figure out how to fit the pieces together so that they work in sequence and MOVE!

My son goes to a Charter School that incorporates STEM learning into the curriculum and as a parent I LOVE that this building set helps to develop some of the same learning techniques they use in school such as counting, grouping, sorting, and construction design.

This was a super fun toy that my 7 year old loved to play with and I would for sure highly recommend it for a gift for kids 4-12. The younger kiddos may need more help putting it together, but trust me, you'll love playing with it just as much as they will! You can learn more about this building set and purchase it HERE.

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