Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hedgehog Cogs, by Bello

Nature/ Type:           Wooden Construction/ Building Toy 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️  

Recommended age:  3 year-old ++ 

Who would love this: Kids who love spinning gears + cute colourful hedgehog

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! 

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