Building blocks, Lincoln Logs, Legos and Erector Sets have been a staple
of many children's box of goodies for decades. The same dedication to longevity
has inspired Learning Resources (ToyDirectory)
to develop building toys that will be durable favorites for years to come.
The Gears, Gears Gears line, Learning Resource’s most popular collection,
debuts a new addition this summer: the M-GEARS Building Set.
Designed for children 7 and up, M-GEARS adds a new dimension to building
sets: a motorized component that allows for self–propulsion, letting the
toys move on their own.
Lana Simon, marketing director for Learning Resources, says the M-GEARS
building set lends itself to a nearly infinite number of projects. "Kids
can create motorized robots, cars, moving vehicles, anything their imaginations
desire," says Simon. According to Simon, the idea for the project
sprung from ways to teach a fourth grade science curriculum dealing with
how gears drive movement in motorized products.
The kit contains over 300 pieces, a forward/backward motor control, tank
treads, car tires and a hand crank for projects that may not require motorized
function. The set retails for $36.95 and requires two "AA" batteries.
M-GEARS is scheduled to hit store shelves this summer. For more information,
go to learningresources.com.