Product Type: ELC Art / Craft
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Good toy but not for my 3 year old
ELC Spiral Art
Member Name: emmad5689
ELC Spiral Art
Advantages: Help with motor skills
Disadvantages: Little difficult yet for 3 year old
I bought this for my 3 year old daughter for Christmas (the advised age range is 3 to 10 years) as I remembered having something very similar as a child and loving it.
The box contains the main piece that the templates sit in, a red template in 2 halves, a blue template in 2 halves and a green template. The blue template is an oval shape, the red template is a circular shape and the green template is curved, half the red and half the blue can be placed together to make a different shape. There are 6 dials come in with it, each of the templates and each of the dials have cog teeth that sit within each other to allow the system to work.
The box also contained 5 different coloured thin nibbed pens and 20 pieces of paper although these were bent which does not help when getting the system to sit on it. The three templates also have some shapes around the outside that the child can colour through.
The idea of this system is really good and has really advanced since I was a child however I don't think it is suitable for a 3 year old. My daughter is unable to line the cog teeth up by herself to fit he template and even if that is done for her and balanced on the bent paper she then can't keep the teeth of the dials within the teeth of the template and it is very hard to manipulate a childs hand enough to help with it. It's a great system but we have put it away to try again in a year or so.
Summary: Great toy which has stood the test of time
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