EII4112

Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set

Theme/Subject: Learning - Skill Learning: Imagination, Creativity, Motor Skills, Color Matching, Skill Drill

Reg. Price $44.99

Our Price $37.52 Per Set

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Interactive play builds coordination and creative thinking skills
Colorful activity cards help children create pictures and patterns
Includes chunky plastic bolts, reversible power drill, screwdriver and more
Requires 3 AA batteries (sold separately)
Recommended for children ages 3 and up
  • Additional Info
SKU
EII4112
Manufacturer
Educational Insights
Manufacturer Part Number
4112
Product Model
4112
Packaged Quantity
1 / Set
Product Type
Skill Developmental Toy
Theme/Subject
Learning
Recommended Age
3-6 Year
Additional Information

Requires 3 AA Batteries (Not included)

Package Contents
  • 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set
  • Plastic Bolts
  • Reversible Power Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • 3 x Drill Bits
  • Combination Wrench

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Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set
 
3.8

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Interactive (17)
  • Educational (16)
  • Engaging (15)
  • Lots of fun (14)

Cons

  • Poor design (9)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (17)
  • Young children (13)
  • Indoor (12)
  • Entertainment (6)
  • Special needs (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (23), Education oriented (13), Parent of two or more children (12), Educator (7), Stay at home parent (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (24), No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Educational Tools (Literally)

My son loves this more "grown-up" drill with different attachments that work with the bolts. He creates patterns, pictures, and replicates the included designs. It is a little noisy,...Read complete review

My son loves this more "grown-up" drill with different attachments that work with the bolts. He creates patterns, pictures, and replicates the included designs. It is a little noisy, so being a teacher I probably wouldn't put this in my classroom. But at home it is just fine. My son doesn't normally like toys with batteries, but this one is the exception because he is still able to create.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great toy but drill broke less than 6 we

Purchased this for Christmas 2014 for three and five-year-old grandchildren… Boy and a girl… They both loved it… Still play with it even though drill stop working and new...Read complete review

Purchased this for Christmas 2014 for three and five-year-old grandchildren… Boy and a girl… They both loved it… Still play with it even though drill stop working and new batteries does not fix the issue...irks me to have to order another this early after purchase...

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3.0

Thought it was different

By Ace

from Md

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

Pros

  • Durable
  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive

Cons

  • Poor Design

Best Uses

    Comments about Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set:

    I originally got this because I thought it would be really fun for my three-year-old to do because he likes taking things apart and putting them together.I was kind of disappointed because I thought that when you had your design sheet that you were able to clip it underneath and the color would show through the circle. And then the child could see the color and put the bolt right on top instead of looking back at the paper and then grabbing another bolt and counting over spaces. I know that's educational to count spaces and things like that but for a younger child that might be behind a bit they might just want to stick it in the hole to match the color and then of course you could also have the option to not attach it later on if they do want to do the counting and the spacing. I wonder if they offer a younger child option. But he does like playing with it so far.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    5 in one

    By Anna

    from Delta, alaska

    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set:

        We just got it. So fare everything works good.
        In fact we made up several educational games out of it. I set up five colors, took one away and kids had to guess which one is missing. To make it harder, make a pattern, take away one, or two colors, they have to guess which one is missing.
        We mixed all bolts together and I gave each child their own color and they had to pick bolts of the color they got from me. The one who picked first say DONE and if there are no more bolts of his color, he wins.
        We played tic tac toe.
        One game I have in mind is to play sequence. You may have up to 4 players in it.
        And of course you make a pattern and your child continues it.
        So many games. I just want to help parents to find a good use of this game. Someone who is very smart invented it and now our kids enjoy it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Toy, Poorly Designed Case

        By VeeKaloose

        from Wilmette, IL

        About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

        Pros

        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set:

        My 4 year old boy and 2 year old girl love this toy. They love to mess around with drilling and undrilling things. The only flaw is that the case isn't very kid friendly. You have to place each nut, bolt, and piece in a certain way in order for the case to close. I have difficulty as a parent to even do it sometimes. For us, the kids just leave it open in the 'tool area' but I do wish we could close it up and properly put it away!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        A Favorite Toy!

        By Carla C.

        from Fort Dodge, IA

        About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor
          • Special Needs
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set:

          I bought this for three boys we adopted 12 years ago. One is 15 now, special needs, and he continues to love this toy! We are buying our 3rd drill because he broke it (He is tough on toys). I am so thankful you continue to provide replacements, as he has only a few favorite toys that he plays with over and over.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          So Many Options - Hours of Fun!

          By WonderMom

          from North Dakota

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor

            Comments about Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set:

            My twins were SO excited to receive this toy! It was perfect for them because it has two drills. Everything was very easy to work, and they dove right into it. It then evolved into making patterns and getting more creative. This toy kept my boys entertained for a very long time, and I love how it challenged them and got them thinking about the way things work. It's definitely an indoor product as it has lots of pieces!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Big hit with my boys!

            By Cindi

            from Grand Rapids, MI

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set:

            I received this product for free to provide my honest feedback.

            My sons (age 6 and 4) love this drill set! They will sit for hours and play and design different patterns. They love the different bolts (regular and ones with shapes) and the different drills and wrenches it comes with. I like that it all comes in one case, for easy play and storage. Some of the drill bits fit a bit tight in the slots, so my 4 year old has a little trouble fiting them back in.
            Overall it is a great set and a big hit with my boys!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Fun for busy fingers.

            By Lea H

            from Waverly, IA

            About Me Working Parent

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Travel
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set:

            Our 5 year old son loves all of the Design & Drill products and this most recent addition has been the best yet. We love the carry case that has room for all the tools, bolts and board. Love the combinations of power and manual tools and the new bolt styles with fun designs. We have been using the toy to practice patterns which is something his preschool teacher had suggested and he prefers the pattern practice on this toy rather than coloring work sheets. He also likes that he power tools are in a case just like daddy's are. I can see where he will be using this toy long term.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            My kids love this

            By Ms. A.

            from Jefferson City, MO

            About Me Education Oriented

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor
              • Special Needs
              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set:

              My students have loved playing with this so far. We are sharing it with our Library for Kindergarten "Makers Space!" It is fun, interactive and encourages oral language when the children work together to use this. Great product!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              wonderful product!

              By Amy the OT

              from Charleston, SC

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Engaging
              • Interactive
              • Lots of Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Older Children
                • Special Needs
                • Young Children

                Comments about Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set:

                Wonderful and creative toy that addresses fine motor skills; a great addition to any therapist's bag!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                A great therapy product to address fine motor skills!

                By Amy the OT

                from Charleston, SC

                About Me Pediatric Occupational Therapist

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Engaging
                • Great fine motor skills practice
                • Interactive
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                • some difficulty getting all parts back in case

                Best Uses

                • Special Needs
                • Young Children

                Comments about Educational Insights 4112 Design & Drill Activity Center Construction Set - 1 per set:

                I am a pediatric occupational therapist and found this design and drill kit fantastic! It provides many fine motor practice opportunities and both boys and girls loved it! The "drilling" action is not too noisy and the nuts/bolts/screws are the perfect size for little hands. This toy provides many hours of fun and exploration.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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