Gears Movin' Monkeys™ Building Set 136 PiecesGears Movin' Monkeys™ Building Set 136 Pieces

Gears Movin' Monkeys™ Building Set 136 Pieces

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There’s nothing like monkeying around to get creativity flowing! In this jungle-themed set, monkeys fly through the palm trees by their tails, then spin, twist and turn. Colorful set features plastic gears, crank, connectors and base plates for endless bu
Product name:Gears Movin' Monkeys™ Building Set 136 PiecesDimensions:9" H × 4" W × 9" LShipping weight:3 lbs.UPC:765023091199

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from very nice 3 years old kid enjoy the toy very much
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovin our movin monkeys Love, love, love this addition to our gears!!! They are great quality just like all of our gear sets. The parts are a little tricky for the little hands to get apart but I don't mind that because it's very sturdy. Helps with fine motor skills as well.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun project! Great project to do as a group. Keeps the kids entertained!
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So FUN! I received this item as part of an incentive program. When I brought it into the classroom the children couldn't wait to open the box! We have the traditional gears in our room, but the kids found it boring. This they build and also use imaginative play. Such a fun item!
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeps kids entertained and parents will love Took time to assemble but the kids had fun! The only thing that was difficult was the crank, it wouldn't slide smooth, but other than that it's a great toy. We tried the instructions but then they decided to build their own way. Creative, hands on and entertaining. Great quality. I would recommend this to parents to keep their little ones busy for a while.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend this item! After showing my students how to use this item, they were able to play with it independently! Love it!
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved the monkey theme!! I received this through an incentive review program. So far my daughter and I have enjoyed the gears very much. I do think it can be a little challenging to assemble for just my daughte who is four but with a little help from myself or my husband she has little to no probems! She really loves the monkeys and will play with them all alone as well! She loves to hang them from the vines and make monkey noises! I would recommend this product older preschool children but otherwise a great buy!
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need more cranks! I received this product as part of an incentivized review program. While the building set is age-rated 4+, young children and those with certain disabilities will need much assistance in getting the pieces to fit together. The directions provided show clear steps to follow, but again, younger children may need adult support. That being said, the pieces are certainly strong and well made. As an elementary special education teacher, I would have preferred that more than one crank piece were included such that kids could create different sections using separate bases, and then each child could have a crank to make the gears move in their separate section.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jungle Creations I received this product as part of an incentivised review program. I am an elementary teacher and an aunt to a 8 and 5 year old. I think this product would be great for imaginative play in school. My 8 year old niece and 5 year old nephew have nearly the whold set of Gear!Gears!Gears! and they really love building with the products. What is great about this one is its ability for students to create an imaginative moving jungle for all of the monkey's to play on. The colors are attractive and there are so many building possibilities.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kids had a blast! My girls had a blast putting the Gears together and playing with the monkeys. I was busy working and gave them this toy to play with. They were engaged and this gave me time to get work done. They worked together as a team to set everything up and then enjoyed imaginative play with the monkeys. It was nice to have my 7 year old read the instructions and work with her 4 year old sister to put it together.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never heard my daughter giggle so much! I have never heard my daughter giggle so much from a toy. She literally shrieked with excitement when we turned the gears and saw the monkeys moving around the set. The monkeys climb a rope and twirl around trees, which for a preschooler, is loads of fun to watch. My daughter and I worked together to construct the set. While it is much too complicated for a preschooler to put together by themselves, there is great learning value in having the preschooler identify which piece (size, shape, color) goes next in the sequence. There are several individual "sections" of varying complexity. By the third section, my preschooler caught on to the general pattern and scheme of construction and was able to hand me the proper pieces. The pieces were difficult, however, to snap together and the instructions were very small and so it was often hard to discern the placement of the gears. Be prepared for it to take some time to put together as well. The toy would probably be best for an elementary age child if wanting the child to construct on their own. Nonetheless, there is great learning value in this toy even for a preschooler and loads of fun and giggles. Please note that I received this product as part of an incentivized review program.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product for home and school I used this product to introduce simple machines in my classroom. It was a fun example and one the students loved to build and change. It also allowed me to talk about another concept - cause and effect.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endless configurations and fun! One of my daughter's favorite animals is a monkey, so she loved the pictures on the box and immediately wanted to play! While this product is recommended for someone 4 years and up, my daughter is only 2. She does have a difficult time building the configurations independently, but I like that this toy will grow with her. After watching someone build parts of it, she can help a little by putting gears on the board next to each other. She loves playing with this gears set with an older friend or an adult, and her favorite part is turning the gears after it's assembled!! I also love the fact that you can assemble and reassemble this in different configurations. We'll keep this toy for years to come! I received this product in return for an honest review.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of pieces interacting pieces to keep them busy! I received this product as part of an review program and I am recommending it to everyone. If you have a child that loves to build things, than this product is perfect! My son spent hours constructing, playing, and then building new trees for the monkeys to swing on!
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endless play with this awesome set! I am a huge fan of the gears line and we already own a few different gears sets. I absolutely love how this set encourages my 3 year old to use her creativity and imagination to build whatever she wants! She did need some help putting some of the pieces together but overall she was able to build it on her own. I love that the possibilities are endless with these gears sets and it keeps kids occupied for a while! The instruction booklet was helpful as it shows some basic building tips. There are a ton of pieces so i love that the box is a good storage and we can put it all back in the box when she is done playing with it. Another awesome gears set!  ( I received this product as part of an incentivized review program.)
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of fun! Once assembled, this set is tons of fun to play with. Just looking at the pictures on the box my 4 year old niece and I get super excited to set this up and play. We did have a bit of a set back as she had a bit of a hard time getting the assembly part down - so I did most of the assembling. Which was fine, but something to think about if you have a younger child you are doing this with. Probably another year or two older and a child would be able to do this on their own from start to finish. Once assembled, this was lots of fun and was played with for a long time before having to pack up. Very interactive and educational as well as lots of creative play. Very open ended, which I personally love. The box does dual as a nice storage box, complete with handle. Though, we opted to keep ours together and put it on the shelf because it's pretty darn cute and I didn't want to have to reassemble again. I received this product as part of an incentivized review program.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very cute! I provided product to a friend who has a 4yr old grandson. The packaging was colorful and provided a nice storage box with a handle. We did find that it was a bit too intense for a 4yr old and feel that perhaps the age should be raised. While the child could snap the base pieces together and found the monkeys fun to play with (running into the kitchen to eat bananas), the grandfather proceeded to put the pieces together...eventually we realized there was a process to putting the product together in its entirety. We found the photos a little challenging to understand causing us to do a little rearranging but eventually putting it together. It is adorable and we found it to be sturdy and having education benefits. Our only concern is the age standard; it seems more for late 5 or 6 yr olds.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Supplement to Basic Gears Gears Gears Set This set includes some additional elements not found in the basic set.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Treetops fall off way too easily The treetops fall off and it is flimsy and poorly made
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun construction set for hours of fun! This great construction building set from Gears! Gears! Gears! is a fun way to learn. The instructions are clear and easily followed to build an entire jungle scene using all the pieces. I found to build the whole set was a bit of a challenge for my 6 yr old that she thoroughly enjoyed although did require some assistance and guidance. The pieces slot together firmly so it stays together quite well when built and it all seems durable. It's great that you can build any design that you want, big or small. My daughter enjoyed just building a small tree design with gears that she could turn and just hang 1 or 2 monkeys from. When the whole set is put together it really does come to life and is magical seeing all the gears turning together. There is lots going on to look across the scene. My children enjoyed finding different places to hang the monkeys to watch them twist and spin or even hanging a couple together from the same tree - definitely a fun element of this construction set!
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift! I gave this as a gift to a 5-year-old, and she absolutely loves it! She said that they have Gears! Gears! Gears! sets in her classroom, so she instantly knew how to construct with this set. I have watched her be entertained by all aspects of this set (the building, creativity and playing). Her mother loves that her daughter gets so engrossed with this set that it keeps her engaged for a very long time, and the set is educational without her daughter knowing it!
Date published: 2009-01-03