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Tue Dec 28 00:00:00 MST 2010wwinder Rating:2.0
This model CAN NOT be built by a child and be an accurate model of a real working engine. However, an adult with a mechanical aptitude can figure it out without too many problems. First of all, the cam-building instructions in step 18 are incorrect and give you an engine that has one of two valves alternating open on every up stroke. On a 4:1 crank/cam ratio the cam has to be built with the (IT/Ex) lobes 90 degrees off of each other, not 180 like the instructions show/say, and the next firing cyl's (IT) lobe matching the (EX) lobe of the firing cyl before. This also means that you can't pay any attention to the letters they have stamped on the cams. But since the images for step 18 and 19 have conflicting cam orders, I don't know how you would use it in the first place. Second, the timing of the distributer isn't the same as the timing of the engine. I had to swap wires to cyl's 3 & 4 to get a firing order of 1-3-4-2. Next, my model came with two crankshaft pulleys and no fan pulley. That had to be "Jerry-Rigged" in order for it to have a working fan. Finally, the exhaust manifold snaps into the intake ports and the intake manifold snaps into the exhaust ports. Who thought of this idea? Like I said before, if you know how a engine works already you can probably figure this out without too many issues. However, if your knowledge of engines mechanics is to be developed by this model, KEEP LOOKING!!!
Sun Sep 23 00:00:00 MDT 2012grandma1939 Rating:3.0
Difficult and confusing for most kids to put together for the recommended age group, but overall, a decently made product
Wed Jan 25 00:00:00 MST 201221baby Rating:5.0
Birthday gift for a very bright child. He was interested in using it right away.
Sat Feb 26 00:00:00 MST 2011jillandria Rating:5.0
If the child in question enjoys making messes with playful, scientific curiosity then this kit is perfect for the Einstein in them. I bought this set for each of my nephews and at least one of them wanted to play with his kit right away before his mother asked him to please not open it in the minivan.
Wed Nov 09 00:00:00 MST 2011cburgess1 Rating:5.0
This was a birthday gift for my grandson, who liked it so much he took it to his school for "show and tell". My daughter and 20 year old granddaughter also shared a few enthralling moments watching the stars!!
Fri May 21 00:00:00 MDT 2010karrie38 Rating:5.0
Awesome, fun, and the kids learn a lot..Great fun for the whole family! very educational as well!!
Sat Jul 13 00:00:00 MDT 2013kathleenic52 Rating:5.0
THE DENSENESS OF THE MAT IS GREAT FOR BABIES KNEES FOR CRAWLING AROUND. NICE BRIGHT COLORS AND EASY TO MOVE AROUND
Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 MST 2011sooththesoul Rating:4.0
My review is based on my grandchildren telling me they liked their gift.
Sat Jul 09 00:00:00 MDT 2011angelinache1 Rating:4.0
I love this brain teaser for myself but it is rather frustrating for little kids. It is very small and therefore great to take on a trip. I suggest taking a zip lock bad to put the pieces into because they get lost easily. I do think it is a great activity for kids but it is not easy to do. There is a booklet included which really helps and even kids can follow the setup. Without the book... things get challenging. Overall: I would by it again!
Sat Dec 15 00:00:00 MST 2012ej482 Rating:4.0
This was a gift for a co-worker's son who reported this was a really fun gift.
Wed Dec 19 00:00:00 MST 2012susan17821 Rating:5.0
I think this product is exceptional, my grandson loves it. I bought each of my grandchildren a firefly.
Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 MDT 2012maryann007 Rating:4.0
I purchased this as a Christmas present for my children and while I was hopeful for it as a learning tool, I believe they are still a little too young for it (3 & 4). In hindsight, a toy that mainly uses dry erase markers isn't the best for young children but I still give this higher stars because it has the potential to be a great learning tool. Under COMPLETE parent supervision, my children are learning to write better but if I am gone even for a minute there would be dry erase marker all over my walls.
Sun Jan 20 00:00:00 MST 2013macchu49 Rating:4.0
My grandson seems to be enjoying it so I guess it is okay.
Tue Jan 08 00:00:00 MST 2013winniewinkle1 Rating:5.0
The only sad thing was i ordered for my niece's Christmas present..It arrived Jan 4.The product is perfect she loves it.Thank you.
Thu Nov 10 00:00:00 MST 2011mdmatthelake Rating:5.0
THE KIDS LOVE IT THEY WANT ME TO SEND ANOTHER ONE!
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 MST 2012briovball Rating:4.0
Cool bank! Kids get to watch and see how much money they are saving.
Wed May 12 00:00:00 MDT 2010icabuc Rating:5.0
great for entertaining the kids for hours instead of just playing games on the computer
Sat Sep 15 00:00:00 MDT 2012missourimommy Rating:4.0
The kids received this as a gift and seem to enjoy it. They are able to do the "experiments" by themselves and like that they can eat them when finished.
Fri Nov 09 00:00:00 MST 2012lblythe Rating:4.0
My nephew will love this for Christmas, light weight and good for a kid into science
Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 MST 2012heart4god100 Rating:5.0
What a great book! Keeps kids reading...and they begin to learn as they experiment. A super gift!
There are many educational toys and games that help children learn better listening skills. Children often have difficulty developing good listening skills, and by playing educational games with your children, you can bond with them and guide their learning. Many electronic learning and educational toys encourage independent learning while still focusing on listening comprehension. By using the numerous educational games and toys available focused on listening skills, children can learn while having fun. Board games: Board games require kids to listen to a set of rules. To play, they must retain the rules they just heard. Instead of letting the kid read the rules, read the rules to them. Have them repeat the rules back. The practice of repeating and using the rules they've learned helps reinforce their ability to listen and remember. Video games: Age-appropriate educational video games work similar to videos, music and other auditory games. These games can be played alone or with others. Video games can be played on most game consoles, on computers and through many websites. To complete game tasks, kids must listen to and remember instructions. Auditory games: Games such as "Simon Says" or "Bingo" require kids to listen in order to play. If they don't listen, they can't perform tasks correctly. Children like to win games, and games that focus on another player stating steps or have an audio component to state tasks and steps will encourage kids to improve their listening skills. Play these games with your child to help make the games more fun. Books: Books can be turned into games. Read a book to a child and ask questions afterward. For every correct answer, provide some type of award. If reading to a group, turn the questions into a group game. Many books focus solely on improving listening skills, such as riddle books which require kids to listen to and remember all details before they can solve the riddle. Other books include guessing games such as "20 Questions." To guess the answer, kids must remember the answers to the 20 questions. Videos and music: Many movies, shows and songs are actually full of games. These games require children to listen carefully to perform the desired task. Typically, these tasks include saying a certain phrase or doing a certain dance or exercise move. These tasks build upon each other to develop kids' ability to remember what they've heard. View All Learning and Educational Toys Back to Guides Directory View All Learning and Educational Toys
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