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Gears!Gears!Gears! Beginner's Building Set

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Product Number: LRNLER9162

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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
 
4.6

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (49)
  • Fun (35)
  • Entertaining (19)
  • Colorful (18)
  • Interactive (17)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (3)

Best Uses

  • Imaginative play (30)
  • Young children (25)
  • Creative development (17)
  • Indoor (15)
  • Family (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Grandparent (17), Education oriented (12), Parent of two or more children (10), Working parent (9), Stay at home parent (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (27), No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gears, Gears, Gears keeps kids busy.

I got two buckets of Gears, Gears, Gears so that the grandchildren had enough to share among them. It keeps them entertained creating their own inventions.

I got two buckets of Gears, Gears, Gears so that the grandchildren had enough to share among them. It keeps them entertained creating their own inventions.

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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

Great motor skills toy

By 

from Chicago

About Me Stay At Home Parent

Pros

  • Durable
  • Entertaining
  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Creative Development
    • Young Children

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

    We love our gears!!! Great tool for motor skills. Really makes them problem solve and use critical thinking. It is extremely durable and sometime a little tricky for their little hands to take apart but I would rather have that then it not be sturdy and fall apart. I think it's amazing the different ways I can build to make it a spinning tower or just a flat board of spinning gears. You can also challenge them by telling them only certain colors can go horizontal or vertical so they can problem solve their way through it or just let them have fun of their own.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love These

    By 

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

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

    Our preschoolers love these

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    fun

    By 

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

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

    love this! so much fun measuring things

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    encourages creativity and teamwork

    By 

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

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

    We purchased these for our 4-5 yr old church classroom and the kids (and teachers) LOVE them. It encourages creativity and teamwork as the kids build together. It's great for boys and girls both!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Gears

    By 

    from Hanover Park IL

    About Me Stay At Home Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Entertaining
    • Interactive

    Cons

    • Difficult To Assemble

    Best Uses

    • Creative Development
    • Family Time
    • Group Activity
    • Imaginative Play

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

    My twin boys loved this & they enjoyed playing all the time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Gears Gears Grears keeps toddlers busy love it !

    By 

    from Bronx New York

    About Me Stay At Home Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Entertaining
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      My toddler who has ASD loves this toy it keeps him busy and helps with his fine & gross motor skills , also great for hand & eye coordination . Great toy for every child .

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GEARS! Fun! and Imagination!

      By 

      from Gardena, CA

      About Me Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children

      Pros

      • Creative
      • Durable
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Great Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        I played with my step grandchildren (4.5 years) and she was not able to do it at first. Then after we build one, she got lots of fun building more on her own. It was FUN to see her use her IMAGINATION to build her own ideas. You can use it indoors or outdoors.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fun learning tool

        By 

        from Oklahoma City, OK

        About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Creative Development
          • Family Time
          • Group Activity
          • Imaginative Play
          • Indoor

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

          These are so fun and great for learning and creativity. My daughter loves to build things with her gears. We value education in our household, so any toy that stimulates the mind and makes our daughter think is great. This one is up there with one of the best!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Fascinating Toy for Preschoolers

          By 

          from New York, NY

          About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Great Value
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Creative Development
            • Family Time
            • Group Activity
            • Imaginative Play
            • Indoor

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

            We received this as a gift and I think I love it as much as my son. I wasn't sure at first what to think of it but as soon as we set some up and starting turning the crank, we were both hooked. It is mesmerizing to watch and create. We are excited to build on with other kits, too! But, clicking the base pieces together is a little bit challenging and holding the base still while turning the crank can be tough. It's hard to not touch gears while holding the base steady, so you can end up stopping the whole thing from working. I'm sure as kids are older, they can solve the problem. But my 3.5 year old has me hold it down while he cranks the handle at full speed to his total delight.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 2 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

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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

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