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Dado Cubes


  • Grades: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

  • Subjects: Science

  • Product Type: Toy

  • Shipping Time: Products from this seller ship within 0-1 days

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Total Price: $78.90

Product Description

Toy of the Year Award Creative Child Magazine. Exceptional Parent Symbol of Excellence. A multi-award winning toy that's made in America, Dado combines art & science as kids of all ages explore architectural principles...proportion, balance, structure & color. A new twist on classic building blocks, Dado engages the 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 & problem solving!
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

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      Information about Dado Cubes
      Mar 03, 2017

      Grandkids love this!

      Krista E - Super-hero
      Product review of Dado Cubes
      Feb 13, 2017

      I gave this as a birthday gift to a good friends grandson not only did the little boy enjoy it but so did the dads of the group. It was fun to see them used in the various ways to build cool sturctures.

      Steve M - Homeschooler
      Review of Dado Cubes
      Feb 13, 2017

      My 4 year old nephew opened the box, and instantly knew what to do with the cubes. He quickly created a tower. I'm sure it will bring many hours of creative play!

      Steve M - Homeschooler
      Dado Cubes Are Cool
      Feb 13, 2017

      I purchased the Dado Cubes as a gift for my 6 month old nephew. I was looking for a quality gift made in the USA that fit into my family's gift-giving price range. While he's still a little young to play with them, his dad loves them. And nestled together, they look great on display in my nephew's room. I think they will bring him years of enjoyment.

      Steve M - Homeschooler
      Product review of Dado Cubes
      Feb 13, 2017

      interesting idea, however the 21 year old autistic man I bought it for only throws it, he doesn't seem to understand the concept of building with it.

      Steve M - Homeschooler

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