We’ve been enjoying reviewing these Playskool toys as a part of a sponsored partnership with Playskool through Socialstars. I only work with brands and products that I really love and truly recommend, and as always, all thoughts, opinions, and pictures are my own. #Playskoolcrew
I may have mentioned my love of engineering before. When I first started college, I wanted to be a mechanical engineer. I wanted to design things and build things. I loved learning how things worked and figuring out how to create something out of simple parts. However, after about a year I had learned that engineering was a full time major with a lot of specific class requirements, and I knew that there were so many other kinds of classes I wanted to take too. So even though I ended out going in a different direction, I feel like my interest in engineering translates into a lot of my creative interests and blog projects. And most of all, I want to encourage my kids to have a strong curiosity about how things work.
I want to encourage them to question what they see. I want them to experiment. I want them to learn how to build things, fix things, create things. And I even want them to make a mess or take things apart just to see how they work.
When my oldest son Benjamin was about 18 months old, he became obsessed with gears. We had a different Playskool gears toy that was his absolute favorite thing on earth, and he would spend hours and hours playing with that toy. I loved watching all the different ways he would experiment with it, and it was so much fun watching him learn by just playing with a toy.
We’ve been loving the new line of portable Playskool toys (like this stacker and this shape sorter), and when I learned that we were going to get to try out a new stow and go gears toy I was thrilled.
Oliver was so excited when he saw the colorful Roll ‘n Gears Car. He even started going vroom vroom. Benjamin wanted to show him how to use it first (since he is the gears expert after all), and showed Oliver how you can spin the wheels of the car to spin all of the gears, or you can open up the toy to play with all 5 gears in different ways. You can even stack them.
And I love that all of the parts fit neatly inside the toy which makes it so portable, and a perfect toy to take on a picnic or outing. It’s also so much easier to keep track of all of the pieces.
And even though none of my kids might grow up to be actual engineers, they are all busy little engineers right now.