Nature/ Type: Wooden Construction/ Building Toy
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
Bello Hedgehog Cogs - this is one lovely toy that my four year-old loves playing with. Whenever we read about the mechanic of spinning gears and its chain effect, the boy would exclaim “ahhh, just like that hedgehog toy we have!”
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Engineering Principle in a Visual Way - it’s simple toy to illustrate and apply the basic engineering principle of chain movement using 11 gears of different sizes and colours. It’s fascinating to watch how one toothed wheel instigates a spinning reaction and transfers the motion to all the other gears placed on the hedgehog board. This is a good tool to explain a simple but really useful concept.
(2) Lovely Appearance & Design - there are plenty of toys in the market adopting similar mechanic using such interlocking movement. This Bello Hedgehog Cogs is one of the prettier one; it is colourful, made of wood, with a cute hedgehog board as base, and encourages children to arrange the gears in numerous ways to create different chain reactions. I think this is a good toy that worth a place in any toy room.
Enjoy the video!