What is it
Gearphun Junior sets include all Junior Range pieces plus the new Gearphun pieces. This set includes: 5 hole brick, 25 hole brick, 5 different size spinning or drive gear wheels, a crank handle and end stops. New Chain pieces will enable you to connect gears together via chain links and create even more exciting models.
What our team of testers said
"Can I do steps 1-4 please?" - Girl aged 9
"It's a spaceship, a rotating spaceship, zoom, zoom." - Boy aged 4
- Refines hand-eye coordination
- Promotes problem-solving skills
- Encourages teamwork
What our experts think
This Gearphun Junior set provides children with the opportunity to work on their problem-solving skills through creative construction play. Our testers enjoyed following the instructions methodically to make the constructions – using their logical reasoning skills to work out how to make the model in 3D. They were very eager to see the finished product, and were amazed at how the cogs worked!
Our testers worked well as a team, dividing the steps up between them, which was a great way of refining their communication and social skills. The children also enjoyed using their imagination to connect the bricks in different ways and create their own structures – some even constructed the letters of their name.
- RRP: £48.00
- Brands: Thinkplay Ltd.
- Product Type(s): Parenting & Educational Resources
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Design & technology
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Trial and error learning