Reviews Georello Kaleidogears
made by Quercetti - Intelligent Toys; Imported from Italy by International
Playthings, ages 3 and up, 52 piece set plus decals, Suggested
retail price $25.00 US, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, Recommended
by the National Association for Gifted Children.
Is it a puzzle,
art, a toy, learning tool?
is all of that and fun too. This brightly colored 52 piece set
made of a soft, unbreakable, kid safe plastic with rounded edges
is a wonderful introduction to the world of gears and mechanics.
You can apply
the decals to the gears for more intricate, kaleidoscope-like
color effects or leave them off, the choice is yours. Play is
open-ended, so kids can build whatever they dream up using interlocking
plates and 3 different-size meshing gears. This combination of
creativity, inventiveness, and simple gears provide a colorful
chain-reaction perfectly suited for the naturally inquisitive
mind of a child.
provide endless opportunities for kids to use their reasoning
skills to plan and build exciting, colorful gear art. Piece together
the base, then add the interlocking connectors and meshing gears,
to create a different one dimensional or 3-D design and watch
the colorful and decorative gears move every time!
This toy invites
children to play with colors, patterns, and simple mechanics.
Kids will focus on the fun, but they'll be building on:
You may find
yourself looking for additional pieces as your child grows because
this will surely remain a favorite on the toy shelf, for both
the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of