Last night was the first night of Hanukkah. My sister-in-law sent me a text message the other day asking if my son would rather have some clothes or a new toy for Hanukkah.

While we can always use more clothing (since my son is growing at an extraordinary rate) I knew he was bored with all the toys in the apartment,** so I replied that he would rather have a new play thing.

And so, last night he was lucky enough to receive this:

Kaleido Gears are just perfect for him. Though the box reads that this is a toy for ages 3 and up, with some parental assistance it can be enjoyed by younger ones. My son is 19 months and he loves these things. He enjoys taking objects apart and putting them back together. Kaledio Gears enable him to do this favorite activity.

Here’s where the parental guidance/supervision comes in. For little ones his age, there are smallish parts that you need to be aware of and you’ll need to set up the gears on the peg board for your child. But once they’re up, your toddler will love turning and playing with them.

The company that makes Kaleido Gears is based in Italy, thus their website is all in Italian. Here is a link for those who happen to speak Italian

For the English speakers, here is a link to where you can purchase Kaleido Gears.

**When my son gets bored, he tends to destroy things. Not a good look.