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Great toy for young minds!
on March 8, 2016
Do you have or know a kid that takes things apart? If you answered yes, then this is for them. I have a three year old that loves to take his toys apart and sometimes destructive in doing so. He will manage to find a screwdriver in the house and take apart some his toys quietly in a corner hoping I don't notice.
This toy is a perfect way to cultivate their curiosity and fine motor skills. The biplane comes partially assembled. It's nice that the box stays in tact after you open it up so you can use it to store the parts. The drill uses very common AA batteries, which makes powering this toy fairly easy. If you don't have the batteries you can still use the pieces like manual tools or even simply use your hands. The plastic is thick enough to be durable for the little ones. This is not recommended for infants since the bolts can be choking hazards.
When I showed my son the plane he was so excited. He couldn't wait to open it up. The instructions were clear. It wasn't long after we put the batteries in the drill that this neat little biplane to was assembled. He rolled it on the floor a few times and pretended it was flying. After a few minutes he was ready to take it part and put it back together again. He did the over and over for about an hour. This, coming from a kid that can't sit still on his own unless he is thoroughly entertained. This seems to do that for him. The next day he wanted to take it to his grandma's house to "show" her how to put it together. He said "Watch and pay attention Lola!"
This toy helps him learn how to use tools, puzzling pieces together, and cleanup after he plays with it. We actually lost one of the bolts for a whole 30 minutes! Good thing we found it or I would have been trying to figure out how to get extra pieces delivered right away. This company does make other toys like this one and we plan on adding to the collection. I highly recommend this to anyone who knows a curious young kid. This will surely tickle his mind. I hope this helps you make a more informed decision. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them in a timely manner.