Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set

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Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set - Beginner's building set provides the perfect way to introduce children to building toys. Sturdy plastic gear pieces easily snap together and are compatible with all Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! building sets (sold separately). Set encourages creativity while building fine-motor skills in hands-on construction play. As students build, they are strengthening the muscles in their fingers and hands needed for handwriting. Uniformly sized gears in six colors help students focus their learning on colors, matching, sorting and identifying. Included activity guide helps encourage a fun learning experience. Building set is designed for children ages 3 and up.

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Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set
 
4.5

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (43)
  • Fun (31)
  • Colorful (18)
  • Easy to assemble (16)
  • Creative (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Imaginative play (25)
  • Young children (22)
  • Creative development (11)
  • Indoor (11)
  • Motor skills development (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Grandparent (16), Education oriented (10), Parent of two or more children (9), Working parent (7), Stay at home parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (23), No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Most Pieces Okay for Younger Children

Santa brought this for my daughter (12 mos). Now she's like a mini Rachel Ray!

She's very young, so I removed the 10-20 pieces with small parts. The...Read complete review

Santa brought this for my daughter (12 mos). Now she's like a mini Rachel Ray!

She's very young, so I removed the 10-20 pieces with small parts. The set is large. There are still a lot of pieces left to play with, which I'm careful she doesn't ever chew.

She likes to sit at her table & pretend with the dishes. We sit on the floor & have great mommy-daughter "moments" stirring in the bowls & pots & talking about what we're cooking. She loves it, & I know she's building vocab & listening skills.

I'm glad this set doesn't look feminine. If my next child's a boy, or if my daughter wants to play house with her male cousins, no problem.

If Santa brings a kitchen next year, she can use these very sturdy plastic dishes with it for years!

One negative--no real storage bin. The box serves as temporary storage. Buy a plastic bin, or get used to little dishes & cutlery all over your house!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Smaller than I thought

This is a really nice set, but not what I expected. I ask grandma to buy it for my girls because I already have several of the Learning Resources play food sets and they...Read complete review

This is a really nice set, but not what I expected. I ask grandma to buy it for my girls because I already have several of the Learning Resources play food sets and they are wonderful. I wanted flatware for my girls to "eat" the food off of and cookware for them to "cook" the food in. So I was very disappointed to open the box and see how small the plates, pots and bowls were. I live in china and I try to avoid buying toys over here my kids might chew on, so we're stuck with plates smaller than our eggs and sandwiches. Read the specs, it's only the dishpan that is a good size-the rest is small.

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5.0

Hours of father/daughter fun

By 

from San Francisco

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Assembly
  • Entertaining
  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Creative Development
    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

    My daughter is not quite three. I got her this for Christmas because she likes to build and it seemed like it would be good for fine motor skill development.
    So far, she has pulled this off the shelf every day. She enjoyed building towers, rearranging the gears, and figuring out why all the gears are not spinning.
    I have had a great time playing alongside her, making cars, towers, and different building shapes.
    I would have liked to have been able to have gears spin in different planes, but we are both having a great time with this set.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Worthwhile and educational toy!

    By 

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Assembly
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Great Value
    • Interactive
    • Realistic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Creative Development
      • Family Time
      • Group Activity
      • Imaginative Play
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
      • Special Needs
      • Young Children

      Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

      Recommended Motor-skill toy!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Durable Tape measure for children

      By 

      from Holladay, UT

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Entertaining
      • Great Value
      • Realistic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Creative Development
        • Good way to learn measuring and numbers and frac
        • Imaginative Play
        • Indoor
        • Outdoor
        • Young Children

        Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

        My grandchildren love to measure things. This is one way to learn about inches/ cm and fractions

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Planning on buying more

        By 

        from Tennessee

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Great Value
        • Interactive
        • Realistic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Creative Development
          • Family Time
          • Group Activity
          • Imaginative Play
          • Indoor
          • Outdoor
          • Young Children

          Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

          Love it

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Bought at a garage sale

          By 

          from Plainfield, lllinois

          About Me Educator

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

              I had a gears toy in a previous classroom and was excited to find this set at a garage sale and bring it into my new classroom. When I took the pieces out to test them I was so disappointed to find how difficult they were to put together. The old set I had was very easy to put together but I think it was from a different company. So it's not a total loss, I may put together the green base pieces and put them out with the gears only.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              4.5 stars for this product

              By 

              from Fultonville, New York

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Easy To Play
              • Educational
              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Interactive
              • Thought Provoking

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Children
                • Family

                Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                Love the Gears, bought for my grandkids and they have all had a great time playing. Even the adults join in the fun. Three kids have played at one time with the biggest argument being not enough cranks and base. That said everyone still loves them.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                Good Product, Too Difficult to Assemble

                By 

                from Shreveport, LA

                About Me Education Oriented

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Original
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                • Difficult to Assemble

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                  I practiced building with this set before introducing it to my students for the school year. The base pieces especially were difficult, some of them I couldn't even make fit unless I forced them! Taking the pieces apart was difficult, too.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Children love fairgrounds

                  By 

                  from Petaluma

                  About Me Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Assemble
                  • Lots of Fun
                  • Original

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Clean

                  Best Uses

                  • Creative Development
                  • Individual Play
                  • Special Needs
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                  Children love fairgrounds Children love fairgrounds
                  This set features an exciting colourful fairground with a merry-go-round, a big wheel, bumper cars and a roller coaster! This 120-piece set also includes a hand-held motor.
                  Motor requires 2 AA batteries, not included

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Play cookware

                  By 

                  from Harrisburg, PA

                  About Me Grandparents

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright and colorful
                  • Can Withstand Use
                  • Easy To Play
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive
                  • Nice Quality
                  • Thought Provoking

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Children

                    Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                    Sturdy, bright, and colorful

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Reminds me of my childhood

                    By 

                    from Kissimmeem FL

                    About Me Child Care Provider, Educator, Thrifty

                    Pros

                    • Can Withstand Use
                    • Easy To Play
                    • Educational
                    • Entertaining
                    • Fun
                    • Interactive
                    • Thought Provoking

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adults
                      • Children

                      Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                      I received this as a gift to use in my church nursery education program. I played with a toy similar to this when I was 4 and I'm thrilled that my Sunday school kids will have this experience. My mom, who got it for me, thinks asked for it for myself, which is partly true. I love it and I know the kids will too.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      4.0

                      We're disappointed, too.

                      By 

                      from Marshalltown, Iowa

                      Pros

                      • Can Withstand Use
                      • Easy To Play
                      • Educational
                      • Entertaining
                      • Fun
                      • Interactive
                      • Thought Provoking

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Children
                        • Family

                        Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                        This was advertised as large enough to entertain more than one child, so we ordered 3 sets for 3 families.
                        We couldn't find them in any local stores. But there is only one crank per set and everyone wants a crank!!
                        Can you Please offer individual cranks for sale if you can't put more than one in the large set.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        4.0

                        Grandson loves it!

                        By 

                        from West Virginia

                        About Me Grandparent

                        Pros

                        • Colorful
                        • Creative
                        • Durable
                        • Entertaining
                        • Fun
                        • Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Imaginative Play
                          • Motor Skills Development
                          • Young Children

                          Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                          Grand kid loved it. Took to it right away. He loves gears. The only complaint I have is there were not enough of the six way axles to build the zig zag stairs pictured on the box. Other than that it is great!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          GREAT TOY!

                          By 

                          from NY

                          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Entertaining
                          • Fun
                          • Great Value
                          • Interactive
                          • Realistic

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Creative Development
                            • Imaginative Play
                            • Indoor
                            • Young Children

                            Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                            My kids love using these dishes to cook in their play kitchen! It keeps them busy for hours! If I'm cooking in the kitchen, I tell them to go cook in their kitchen, and they do!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Gears Gears Gears

                            By 

                            from Orchard, IA

                            About Me Grandparent

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Colorful
                            • Creative
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Assemble
                            • Fun
                            • Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Imaginative Play
                              • Motor Skills Development
                              • Older Children
                              • Special Needs
                              • Young Children

                              Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                              Our Grandchildren can create all sorts of things!!! Just love it!!! First toy they go for!!!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              GearsGears Gears

                              By 

                              from Orchard,IA 50460

                              About Me Grandparent

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Colorful
                              • Creative
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Assemble
                              • Fun
                              • Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Imaginative Play
                                • Motor Skills Development
                                • Young Children

                                Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                                Just love this product!! Great job!!!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                disappointed by broken piece

                                By 

                                from princeton, wv

                                About Me Grandparent

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Colorful
                                • Creative
                                • Easy To Assemble
                                • Fun

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Imaginative Play
                                  • Motor Skills Development

                                  Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                                  As this was a Christmas gift for my grandson, a little disappointed to find one of the bases that the gears attach to broken when he opened it. Otherwise, an excellent product.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Tough to put together

                                  By 

                                  from Baltimore, MD

                                  About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Colorful
                                  • Creative

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult Assembly

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Imaginative Play

                                  Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                                  I gave this to my 4.5-yr-old son for Christmas. I needed to help him put the green base pieces together (and I had trouble with it - even needed to use pliers for one section because it wouldn't pop together!) He immediately filled the first layer with gears, put the crank on and enjoyed spinning all of the pieces together. He didn't want me to build up - I think he liked just the pure flat layer of gears. But after we put it away, he hasn't wanted to play with it since. I think I'll let it sit for a while and will then try to reintroduce it and see if he has renewed interest, but it currently doesn't hold his attention for long. Other kids will likely react differently. I like the idea of this toy - hoping my son starts to like it more later!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great product!!!

                                  By 

                                  from Nashua, NH

                                  About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Colorful
                                  • Creative
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Assemble
                                  • Excellent Value
                                  • Fun
                                  • Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Imaginative Play
                                    • Motor Skills Development
                                    • Older Children
                                    • Special Needs
                                    • Young Children

                                    Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                                    The product was much more durable than others I've seen on the market. My 3 year old grandson was able to assemble it easily except for the base. The only thing I would suggest changing is adding additional handles/cranks.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    enjoyed by all

                                    By 

                                    from illinois

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Colorful
                                    • Creative
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Assemble
                                    • Fun
                                    • Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                                        Great toy

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great product!

                                        By 

                                        from Oregon

                                        About Me Grandparent

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Colorful
                                        • Creative
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Assemble
                                        • Fun
                                        • Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Imaginative Play
                                          • Motor Skills Development
                                          • Older Children
                                          • Young Children

                                          Comments about Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set:

                                          I've heard nothing but good things about this product so have been thrilled to buy two recently for grandchildren for Christmas!

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes

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