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Dado Squares

  Dado Squares
Retail Price: $22.95
Item: FA030 
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Dado Squares truly inspire complex thought through simple design.

Set a pile of Dado Squares out and stand back. What happens? Children reach out and take hold of a learning toy that's a perfect fit for busy hands, unlimited imaginations, and problem-solving growth of young minds!

Little kids reason for themselves how to create incredible three-dimensional structures. Visual spatial development and problem solving come along naturally! Your child gets to know architectural principles intuitively... proportion, balance, structure and color.

From 35 two-dimensional pieces, kids devise amazing three-dimensional designs. Given a few minutes with Dado Squares, they become parking garages for matchbox cars, fences for animals, angular hats, and space rockets. Designs are improvised and revised.

Every step along the way, the concentration in your child's eyes builds. Take note! This is the most impressive feature of Dado Squares - the imagination, reasoning, and visual skills that show up in playtime.

At last - the masterwork is finished! Then come genuine smiles and beckons to "Look!" - at a small person, beaming with pride, over effort well spent.

Dado Squares
  • Inspiring complex thought through simple design
  • Facilitates unlimited imaginations, problem-solving growth
  • Explore architectural principles -proportion, balance, structure, color
  • A perfect fit for child hands - generous size, easy to connect
  • 35 three-inch interlocking squares within each set!
  • Made of durable, heavy-duty food grade plastic
  • Developed & manufactured in the USA!
  • Also discover Dado Cubes, Dado Planks & Dado Bricks (sold separately)

    Dado Squares and Visual Spatial Learning
    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 & form in very large or small areas of space. Children with profuse Visual Spatial Intelligence can construct three-dimensional mental images and visual 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 Squares are Simple...Simple Design that Inspires Complex Thought
    In Tom West's book, In the Mind's Eye, he suggests that in the 21st Century, strong visual skills will be crucial elements to success: "Ready recognition of larger patterns, intuition, a sense of proportion, imaginative vision, the original and unexpected approach, and the apt connection between apparently unrelated things...". Through Dado's simple shapes and intuitive system of construction, people of all ages find Dado engaging.

    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".

    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 182129000199
      Manufacturer SKU FA030-0
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 11/19/2007
      Manufactured In United States
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 3 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #2857

    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:
    Autism, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Sensory Integration Disorder, Speech & Language Delay
    "Great for fine tuning hand and eye coordination for all ages. Kids can start to build, leave, and come back to it. Works well for Fine motor skills."

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    Developmental Delay, Hearing Impairment, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Integration Disorder, Speech & Language Delay
    "Actually, I wish I'd found this when my youngest was little. For now it is a great item for my grandson because he has engineer qualities. As a mom of a child with special needs I can guarantee that any OT would love to get their hands on this item. OT doesn't just cover fine motor but problem solving, sensory integration and focus. This toy covers all those areas."

    Total Customer Reviews: 201
    Average Customer Rating: 4.46 (site average 4.56)
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    The following "cloud" is a semantic representation of our customers' general impression of Dado Squares. The larger the text, the more frequently that term is used to describe it.

    time structures box loves cubes think easy loved building way christmas different play enjoyed build blocks fun creative great creating good creativity little like squares gift make fit grandson built pieces played enjoy sturdy imagination structure quality love plastic playing

    Great product!!
    Posted 6/6/2014 by Rumar

    It's a versatile toy with which kids build up things according to their imagination. Quality is also great!!

    Rating: 4
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    Dado Squares
    Posted 4/14/2014 by Stacy Domino-Mrazik

    This is a gift for future holiday.

    Rating: 5
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    Review for Dado Squares
    Posted 10/16/2013 by ZoBeth Potter

    The kids LOVE this toy at daycare. Pieces aren't as heavy duty as I would like for daycare but for home they would be great. Overall they are great for building material and I would order them again!

    Rating: 4
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    A rating of Dado Squares
    Posted 8/12/2013 by Vicky

    My grandchildren play with the Dado Squares constantly. They have created parking garages, day care centers for the little dolls, stores and so on. Both my husband and I enjoy building with the squares also. I will have to purchase another set so that there is enough for everyone in the group.

    Rating: 4
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    Dado Squares
    Posted 12/27/2012 by Antoinette Stores

    My daughter loves to build things. This product helps her to use her imagination.

    Rating: 5
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    Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
    fao3o, fao30, Dado Squares, Daddo Squares, Dato Squares, Daydo Squares, day-do, day-doe, day doe, Day Do Squares, Day To Squares, interlocking squares, construction squares, building squares, fat brain toy co., Dado

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