With a slew of different toy options out there, we love buying and getting ones that are educational and fun. This year, Learning Resources sent us one of their fun building games that little hands and minds will have a ball with. Their Castle Gears play set is for ages 4 and up and will help young minds grow as they play.
The Castle Gears play set comes with three base plates and 35 other pieces including a crank, flags and multi-colored gears. All of the pieces easily snap together, and you can either follow suggested plans or build your own castle and world each time. When the gears are properly aligned turning one turns all of the others and the whole castle can move and crank like a giant machine.
The set helps kids early hand eye coordination, build imaginative play and basic motor skills are put to the test as they have to figure out how to snap everything together and get the gears connected with one another. It’s a lot of fun and sturdy enough to have years of playing with the set. Build. Play. And learn while having fun – this is a great gift for young kids and a great way to introduce them to building and basic science principles.