Turn the gears slowly and watch each interlocking segment move the next, or see how fast your child can make the caterpillar "crawl" on the wooden base. This rainbow-colored gear toy is hands-on fun at any speed! With their bulky, notched shape, the colorful gears are easy for children to fit onto the color-coordinated pegs . . . then rotate, remove and rearrange. Toddlers will be fascinated by the colors and movement of this charming toy. Pediatricians recommend toys that encourage rich interactions between caregiver and child. Use this gear toy to engage in conversations with your child as they explore and make discoveries. Object play with manipulatives such as gears helps develop hand-eye coordination and an understanding of cause and effect. This developmental toy makes a great gift for 18-month-olds, toddlers, and preschoolers. Add Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze to round out the hands-on play experience and give kids another engaging option for screen-free fun. For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully-designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.” We design every toy to the highest-quality standards, and to nurture minds and hearts. If your child is not inspired, give us a call and we'll make it right. Our phone number is on every product!