One of Charlie’s favorite toys is Gears! Gears! Gears! I reviewed it for wired.com’s GeekDad blog.
From the article:
What kind of toy do you get for the budding engineer who’s big enough for Lego Duplo but not really any other building toy? ‘Gears! Gears! Gears!’ by the Learning Resource feature brightly colored plastic gears, mounting plates and trusses that allow you to build structures, mount gears to them, and make them all spin. It’s a deceptively simple concept containing a surprising amount of fun. It teaches kids some basic principles of work and motion as they assemble their structures and figure out how to arrange the gears to make everything move. And they won’t even realize they’re learning