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Zometools Adventurer Kit

Zometools Adventurer Kit Robot ToyZometools Adventurer Kit; made in the U.S.A. by Zometool, Inc.; recommended ages 3+; retail price $39.95; Kit contains 236 Parts: 50 white nodes, 30 each of 3 lengths blue struts, 20 each of 3 lengths yellow struts, and 12 each of 3 lengths red struts, instruction booklet, plastic storage case with tray for sorting parts. A Winner of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

With Zometools Adventurer kit you can build an amazing array of models, from bridges to fractal stars, and wait until you see the bubbles you can make! Yes, I did say bubbles. This is a great first Zome kit for kids and families because it has enough pieces to build complex shapes without the disappointment of running out of pieces. At first Zometools may appear to be just a new take on another snap together toy. With further investigation and a lot of playing we came to find out that the Zometools are really so much more. The Zome System kits are versatile manipulative tools. In addition to the benefits of enhanced small motor skills and hand eye coordination, Zometool provides an introduction to problem solving and hands-on exploration of math and science concepts. Zometool components are designed to incorporate the Fibonacci sequence, and the Golden Ratio, advanced concepts that you never even realize you are being introduced to. Color and shape coded parts integrate mathematical ideas into one fun and commonsense building system. Each Zome connector node is an approximately ½" diameter, white sphere that has 62 holes, in 3 different shapes and provides 62 different directions to build out. Each kit comes with 9 different length struts that are shape and color coded. This allows for thousands of configurations that can't be built with other systems. Zometool exposes the mind to multi-dimensional thinking in a fun way. The user doesn't need to have an understanding of geometry to develop an appreciation of it, but those who are already familiar with these concepts will have a more in depth experience using Zometool. It is an incredible teaching aid, and students who are exposed to geometric theories while using Zometool will gain a much firmer grasp of them.

The best thing about the kit is that younger chiildren will have no idea that they are in the process of learning difficult notions. They simply delve into the world of creating with Zometool, and if guided and allowed to discover these ideas they will make them their own. Your child may be disappointed to learn they were not the first person in the world to discover fractals, but nobody can take away the experience of discovery.

Made in the U.S.A of precision molded ABS plastic, the Zome System kits are multifaceted manipulatives for problem solving and hands-on discovery for all ages.

Zometools are backed by a full refund guarantee, if your child is not loving their kit and learning from it you can return it for a full refund.


Toy Guru Toy & Game ReviewsAbout the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood educator who believes in learning through play and the value of good toys.



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