{Holiday Gift Guide} Gears! Gears! Gears! CSN Stores Review

Looking for a great place to shop for the holidays?  CSN Stores is a great website where you can buy just about anything you are looking for.  They have over 200 stores to shop!  I was given the opportunity to work with CSN Stores on a review and I chose to review something from their Toys and Games Online store.  Shopping at CSN Stores is really easy.  I was actually sent a gift card to use when choosing what I wanted to review and browsing thier website was a little difficult. 

Not that it was confusing or difficult to navigate, but there are just so many different things to choose from.  The site is actually pretty easy to get around and the categories and subcategories make it easy to find what you are looking for or to help you find something when you don’t know what you are looking for.  I settled on a couple of their Gears! Gears! Gears! sets from Learning Resources which of course became a big hit in our home to our 4 1/2 year old son and our 9 year old daughter!

The Gears! Gears! Gears! Beginner’s Building Set is a great starter set.  It comes with 96 pieces including tons of gears, pillars and base pieces.  This is pretty much your basic set without all the more exciting pieces that are included in the other set that we received.  This set, like any other set works with any Gears! Gears! Gears! Building Sets.  The other set is the Gears! Gears! Gears! Lights & Action Set and the Beginner Set worked out fabulous for extra grears!

The Lights & Action Set comes with 121 pieces and they also include a motor, gears with lights, pieces that remind me of a spring and a motor to make things move on their own!  Both my older kids will play with them for hours at a time.  The motor doesn’t even have to be used because the gears move if they are manually turned.  The pieces in the Lights & Action Set even glow in the dark!  
The motor with hand controller works easily and requires 2 AA batteries.  The age recomendations are for ages 3 and up for the beginner set and 5 and up for the Lights & Action Set.  Our older son isn’t quite five years old but he didn’t have any problems with them.  The gears don’t look any different either.  I think the difference is the other pieces that might make the age recommendation different.  I would just use your own best judgment on whether or not you would want your younger kids to play with them.
I think they are fabulous for hand-eye coordination, creativity, and for learning how things work.  Our kids love to know how everything works especially our son.  He is a complete boy always trying to take things apart and trying to fix them.  Of course he doesn’t like to get dirty but of course will pick up anything that crawls but no way is he getting dirty – go figure.  Anyway, I think Gears! Gears! Gears! sets are a great learning tool and of course a lot of fun!  I like playing with them too.  The only problem we have is when its time to put them away!
Like I said, there are tons of items to shop for at CSN Stores.  Anything from toys to housewares and the outdoors, you can be sure to find what you are looking for.  They also offer great prices as a lot of their prices are sale prices as well.  My shopping and ordering experience was so easy and was shipped quick too! 
Buy It:  Visit CSN Stores or Toys and Games Online to buy your Gears! Gears! Gears! Beginner Set for $24.95 and the Gears! Gears! Gears! Lights & Action Set for $44.95.  They are both wonderful sets!  They also have other great Gears! Gears! Gears! sets and I am looking into purchasing more of them to go with the ones they already have!
The product was sent to me for free by the company for my use and review. I was not paid to write my review and my opinions are 100% my own.

1 comment to {Holiday Gift Guide} Gears! Gears! Gears! CSN Stores Review

  • Amo

    I would love to buy the Beginner Light and Action Set for my son! I love that they glow in the dark. I am seriously going to get this for my son. I love it and thanks for reviewing it!