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Dinosaur 3D Construction Kit: Wooden Velociraptor Good For STEM Skills

My preschool-aged daughter is obsessed with dinosaurs, so when I saw this velociraptor dinosaur 3D construction kit, I thought it would be a perfect fit. Turns out, I was right. And I was wrong.

If you’re looking for a dinosaur 3D construction kit that your preschooler can do on their own, this probably isn’t the one. If you’re OK with sitting down and helping your child get the pieces together, this dinosaur model kit is great.

What’s Inside This Dinosaur 3D Construction Kit?
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This wooden dinosaur 3D kit of a velociraptor includes:

-More than 30 pieces for one large velociraptor. The pieces come in two wooden sheets and are designed to be popped out.
-Instructions about how to assemble the model.
-Sand paper for smoothing rough or tight edges.
-An activity and fact book for curious young minds.

The dinosaur 3D velociraptor is designed to be made without glue. The model fits together like puzzle pieces. Therefore, no glue is included in this particular wooden dinosaur kit.

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Skills Taught by This Dinosaur 3D Construction Kit

This kit was a good fit for my family because my daughter and I love doing these types of projects together. She likes them because she enjoys seeing the dinosaur develop, and I enjoy them because they provide her mind with plenty of stimulation.

dinosaur 3d construction kitFor example, this kit requires math skills because it helps if the kids are able to count. If your child is unable to count to 30, for example, this provides an opportunity to expose your child to new numbers, thus helping them learn to count higher.

dinosaur 3d construction kitIn truth, this kit is easier to use if your child can not only count but is able to recognize the numbers. In order to put the wooden dinosaur kit together, users match the numbers from one car to the numbers from the other card.

So, for example, the one joins together with the one, the two together with the two, and so on. When we got to higher numbers, my preschooler had a little bit of trouble recognizing 23 vs. 32, for example. For me, that just meant extra patience and another chance to teach her some of those numbers.

Additionally, I liked that this velociraptor kit provided opportunities to work on small motor skills. By now, my daughter doesn’t have too much trouble with these types of skills, but chances to reinforce are always welcome.

The included activity book was fun, too. Frankly, I was surprised by the quality of the book. Many of the pages have large, colorful dinosaur pictures. The facts are fun and easy to understand, and the quizzes are fun. The activity book brought an extra level of scientific understanding and exploration to the dinosaur 3D construction kit, and that’s always tops in this mom’s book! We loved this wooden velociraptor kit.

Are you looking for dinosaur toys for preschoolers? I write about them quite a bit, since my daughter is so into dinosaurs right now. Here are some related dinosaur posts:

Dinosaur Toys for Preschoolers: Paleontology Fun for Little Ones

Top Educational Toys for Preschoolers: Pair Dinosaurs and Science Books

Also, here are some of my top picks for preschool-level dinosaur toys:

Dinosaur Games for Kids Free - Preschool Dino Adventure World for Kindergarten and Preschool Toddlers, Boys and Girls Under Ages 2, 3, 4, 5 Years OldDinosaur Games for Kids Free – Preschool Dino Adventure World for Kindergarten and Preschool Toddlers, Boys and Girls Under Ages 2, 3, 4, 5 Years OldKidwerkz Dinosaur Take Apart With Tools, Construction Engineering Toy Play Set, (106 pieces), (Pack of 3), 3 years and upKidwerkz Dinosaur Take Apart With Tools, Construction Engineering Toy Play Set, (106 pieces), (Pack of 3), 3 years and upMelissa & Doug Dinosaurs Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle With Storage Tray (24 pcs)Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle With Storage Tray (24 pcs)The Learning Journey My First Match It, DinosaursThe Learning Journey My First Match It, DinosaursConstructables Motorized Building Dinos PlaysetConstructables Motorized Building Dinos Playset

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