Five to seven year old children are very active and imaginative. The best toy for the 5 to 7 year old is a set of gear toys. Learning Resources or Quercetti Georcello from Italy make many wonderful gear toy sets that will keep your child busy for hours and hours. Your young grade school child can benefit from the gear toys introduction into basic math, engineering, physics and thinking skills. They will be having so much fun playing and building with the gear toys that they will not realize they are learning also!
Learning Resources makes a line of gear toys called Gears! Gears! Gears! All sets have gears and parts are interchangeable with the other gear toy sets. From the Beginners Building Set to the Super Set with more than 150 pieces, your child will play for hours creating imaginative moving objects. There are sets that have themes such as the Movin Monkeys, Under the Sea and Lights Action with actual working lights. Some sets are motorized which are perfect for the older 8 year old. Any budding designer or engineer will love receiving Learning Resources gear toys as a gift.
Quercetti Georcello has been creating educational toys for over 60 years. Quercetti gear toys are made with creative, growing child in mind. Their gear toys have meshing gears and interchangeable connectors that move no matter how your child puts them together. The Georcello Kaleido Gears set of 55 colorful pieces is the perfect one to start your child out with.
My 6 year old grandson received the Learning Resources Beginners Builder Set last Christmas and immediately started playing with them. Since then, he has added to his set and has not tired of creating with them. I feel this is one of the best toys you could choose for a 5 to 7 year old child. Gear toys make perfect gift ideas for grandparents to give to their grandchild at any special occasion.