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Dado Cubes

  Dado Cubes
Retail Price: $28.95
Item: FB024 
Quantity on Hand: 16  

“These are addicting. I played with them along with my girls. They create wonderful sculptures and also neat architectural structures. Very modern and fun.”

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A multi-award winning toy that's made in America!
Winner of 12 Awards!

Dado Cubes combine art and science as you explore architectural principles . . . proportion, balance, structure and color. A new twist on classic building blocks, Dado engages your imagination as the slits on each cube are interlocked to create an unlimited number of three-dimensional structures. Constructed horizontally, vertically, or nested together, Dado invites visual spatial development and problem solving through design-centered, attention-grabbing fun!
  • Loaded with educational benefits
  • Dado Cubes features 10 cubes, scaled from 1 inch to 5 inches
  • One set is capable of building structures over 32 inches high!
  • Durable, heavy gauge plastic construction
  • Developed, manufactured, and assembled right here in the USA!
Dado is Special...and Spatial!
Visual Spatial Learning has captured the attention of scientists and educators as being highly valuable in child development. Visual Spatial Play refers to the ability to mentally picture things and is characterized by the ability to appreciate patterns & forms in very large or small areas of space. Children with profuse Visual Spatial Intelligence can construct three-dimensional mental images and visualize them from multiple perspectives. A keen eye for form, design, color, size, shape, and space enables these gifted children to create realistic representations of real world images.

Dado is a Favorite Toy of Children...a Favorite Tool of Professionals

Employed by Occupational Therapists: "Dado helps children improve fine motor skills, including hand strength, finger dexterity, and coordination of small muscle movements. With mastery of the movements required to fit the cubes together, children take obvious pride in their creative constructions. Psychosocially, children develop skills as they share ideas and talk about their play goal."
Elizabeth Paskar, Occupational Therapist, Missouri

Endorsed by Classroom Teachers: "The open-ended nature of Dado Cubes, their unique groove-connecting assembly, and the challenge of achieving the highly desired perfect balance draw children in. As my students are busy building, talking through their plans, and making adjustments, I am amazed by their critical thinking and problem solving skills."
Stacy Coulter, Kindergarten Educator, Kansas

Valuable in Ongoing Visual Spatial Research: "In my work with visual-spatial children in various corners of the world, I have found that one distinguishing feature is their ability to visualize in multiple dimensions. Many visual-spatial learners speak of 4- and 5-dimensional mental images! Dado Cubes would offer these individuals, young and old, a hands-on way of demonstrating what their incredible minds are able to see and create. For children who lack such ability, this wonderful new toy may help them to expand their understanding of dimensionality, viewing their world from a unique perspective!"
Alexandra Shires Golon, Director, Visual-Spatial Resource
Author, Raising Topsy-Turvy Kids; If You Could See the Way I Think; The Visual-Spatial Classroom

In response to recent toy safety concerns, we're providing the following documentation that demonstrates that Dado Cubes meets or exceeds the following safety specifications:
  • The mechanical hazards requirements of 16 CFR 1500, "Federal Hazardous Substances Act Regulations".
  • The mechanical hazards requirements of ASTM F963-03, "Standard consumer safety specification for toy safety".
  • PDF document of safety certification by Bureau Veritas

    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 3 years of age.

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      UPC 182129000076
      Manufacturer SKU FB024-O
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 9/1/2006
      Manufactured In United States
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 3 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #199
      Pieces 10

    We've collected valuable feedback from our customers on how this item is being used by children with special needs in hopes of providing guidance for other special needs caregivers. Click here to view these "Special Perspectives"...

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    "This was great for my child. It requires him to slow down in order to put the pieces together properly. It helps with fine motor skills as well. "

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    "Mu nephew loves to put one item inside another item. He has an interest in the way the slits allow him to put one block -into- the other. Having to put the cubes in a consecutive order in order to get them to all fit inside each other was challenging and fun for him."

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    "My grandson with Autism has a need to put things in order. This toy helps satisfy that urge. He loves to put the toy away."

    Total Customer Reviews: 564
    Average Customer Rating: 4.43 (site average 4.56)
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    Review of Dado Cubes
    Posted 2/6/2015 by Wendy Barth

    My grandson is 3. He enjoys the cubes but has a hard time with balance and size when stacking.

    Rating: 4
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    Posted 12/26/2014 by becky irby

    Dado cubes are colorful and engaging. They offer unlimited building possibility and fun for all ages.

    Rating: 5
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    Good for Building Shapes
    Posted 11/13/2014 by Elizabeth Gieck

    It seemed very sturdy even when hammered.

    Rating: 4
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    Best customer service and the toy is awesome too!
    Posted 11/8/2014 by Crystal Meyer

    First I would like to say that the toy I bought for my niece for her 3rd birthday is super cool and she loves it a lot. Then I would like to say that the customer service for this company is fantastic. I was afraid I ordered too late to get the toy in time so I spent a little more on shipping. I received a call minutes after I ordered from someone at Fat Brain Toys telling me my toy would be there in time and I could use regular shipping. She recalculated my order and I was extremely pleased. Awesome toys and awesome service. Will definitely be buying from here again and letting all my friends know!

    Rating: 5
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Product review of Dado Cubes
    Posted 11/7/2014 by Ujj Nath

    worked for what we wanted to do. This was a corporate session on how to execute and we got what we needed.

    Rating: 4
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