Gears! Gears! Gears! Sweet Shop Building Set Review

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We love the educational products Learning Resources have and their Gears! Gears! Gears! sets are a big hit with my kids at home and at school! They are great for preschoolers and for elementary age to build, create, and see simple cause and effect with!

Gears! Gears! Gears! Sweet Shop Building Set Review

 They contacted me to ask if I wanted to check out their new 82 piece Sweet Shop Building set in their Gears! Gears! Gears! collection and of course that was an easy yes! My 6 year old son has been playing with this set quite extensively already!

Gears! Gears! Gears! Sweet Shop Building Set Review

The set has really nice bright colors which makes you feel like your in a candy dreamland! I love that the directions are visual for your non-readers and they are pretty simple to follow once you understand how it is displayed. Kids can of course create their own designs and combine them with other Gears! Gears! Gears! building sets as well since everything is compatible.

Gears! Gears! Gears! Sweet Shop Building Set Review

You’ll definitely want a little bit of room to spread everything out and build. As you can see it’s pretty large! From lollipops to cupcakes with cherries on top this really is a treat heaven! All the parts are large which I appreciate – it’s easy for small hands to grasp and manipulate and in case my 9 month old accidentally grabs a piece while her brother is playing I don’t have to worry about her being able to swallow anything.

Gears! Gears! Gears! Sweet Shop Building Set Review

If you’re not familiar with the Gears! Gears! Gears! sets this little handle is golden. Although you can manipulate the gears without it this handle is very important to my kids when they build. As this handle is rotated around it sets off all of the gears to move around!

Gears! Gears! Gears! Sweet Shop Building Set Review

My son had this set built in no time and pretty much glued himself to his seat while playing one afternoon.

Gears! Gears! Gears! Sweet Shop Building Set Review

The set also includes a full sheet of stickers to decorate your gears and treats with to give them the “swirly” look.

Gears! Gears! Gears! Sweet Shop Building Set Review

And perhaps my personal favorite – everything stores nicely in a box! The storage box is pretty sturdy but if you’re storing these in your daycare of classroom you might end up needing a plastic storage box at some point.

These are great for preschool, activity centers, STEM play, and creative building. Make sure to check out some of the other Gears! Gears! Gears! sets too – from pets to motorized, lights, farm themed and all sorts of other great ones you’ll probably love them all like I do!

Buy this Gears! Gears! Gears! toy here!


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  1. My kindergarten students would absolutely LOVE to build, use and play with this!

  2. Karen Mann says:

    I would use these in my classroom with my autistic students. They love anything that moves!

  3. I would use this set in my classroom! It would be great fine motor practice for kindergartners and they would love the fun, bright colors!

  4. My students would love this set! It goes along with my candy shop theme and it sparks creativity!

  5. Marci Janssen says:

    What a fun way to learn. I can see a lot of my students in my classroom using this, higher level ann lower level! What a way to build teamwork!

  6. Edith Kincaid says:

    My Pre-K students would enjoy figuring out how the gears work. My students on the ASD spectrum would be fascinated with the gears.

  7. i would use this gear set in my special education classroom.

  8. Charlene Wilson says:

    These would be a great addition to my classroom. My daughter used to have some like it and she would play with them for hours. I love the problem solving skills they help kids develop.

  9. Julie Lundstrom says:

    This would be for my daughter.

  10. My son and daughter would love playing with this set!

  11. Thalia Daniels says:

    I work for a non profit organization and I would share it with my twenty 3to5 year olds.

  12. Robert Ostman says:

    I teach Elementary Art and I love inspiring my students with creative, critical thinking opportunities. About 900 awesome kiddos would be blessed to problem solve with these. ????

  13. My kindergarten students would love this!

  14. Michelle Reynolds says:

    Looks great

  15. I am the math specialist at my school and I have lots of students who would love to experiment with this!

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