|Editors Note 1
||Spokes, spools, rods, and reels: Since its introduction in 1913, the TINKERTOY construction set has been the tool of choice for young builders and proof positive that fun and learning can go hand-in-hand. As it approaches the century mark, this classic favorite—which not long ago was freshened up with brighter, more user-friendly plastic parts, although the rods and spools are still in familiar, appealing wood—is getting a special gift: a guide and interactive CD-ROM with cool projects to make playtime even more creative. The easy-to-follow pictures and screen images show kids how to put together colorful creations piece by piece, including an airplane, ferris wheel, dinosaur, necklace, and swing set. This is the very first time there has been a book to provide in-depth instruction for specific projects, and it’s sure to become as popular as the toy itself.