Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Learning Resources STEMS Review

Lily has been playing with Learning Resources since she was one year old and they have always been the best toys in providing her with learning opportunities. 

Nearly 3 years on and we have moved up some education levels but are still really enjoying using Learning Resources toys. 

Learning Resources recently sent us some STEMS to try out and to review.

They arrived in one of Learning Resources sturdy tubs which are always perfect for storing the toys in. Plus comes with a handle so then Lily can easily carry them around. Toy storage has always been a plus with a lot of the learning resource toys. 



So what are STEMS? 

Well STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. These special little stems are all about encouraging making 3D structures there for using all the above. 

This construction toy consists of lots of pieces of bendy wobbly shapes pieces that click and zip toggether into shapes. The possible things you can make are endless. You could make robots, balls, crowns, animals, what ever your imagination can think up, you should be able to make. 

We was sent a tub of 60 stems. Inside the tub there are 12 of each vibrant colour, pink, orange, yellow, green and blue. 

They are brilliant for learning early geometry and perfecting fine motor skills and hand and eye co-ordination. 




Lily was pleased to get stuck into the tub and get making things with the STEMS. I am not the best at constructing so I showed Lily how to use them and she set to making things. She wanted to make a robot and so started sticking them together to make a head and arms until it started to make shape. 

Lily did struggle at times to push the pieces together but she isn't quite at the age range for this toy which is meant to be for 5+. She also didn't get the fact that they bend. But I imagine this toy she will get better with over time and as her imagination grows so will her ability to understand she can bend things to make a shape 3D. For now the shapes she made was flat. 



She did really enjoy making these and got them back out to play with her daddy, who I must say was much better at construction than I was. 

Inside the tub there is also a instruction booklet which shows you some of the things you can make. I found the instructions hard to follow myself as they were mostly picture instructions but Lily's daddy managed and he made a frog, a man, a ball and a helix. 


These did keep Lily quiet for quite a while but then I can see in the future when she gets better at them it will keep her amused for much longer. 

A tub of 60 is £25.00 and there is a tub of 20 available for the price of £9.00. 

If you would like to find out more about STEMS then head to the learning resource website


11 comments:

  1. These are fab - sure my GREAT neice will love them as much as lily

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  2. These look brilliant,my kids would definitely enjoy these.

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  3. These look like lots of fun - I may have to get some!

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  4. these look like fun! and I like the storage tub too

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  5. Nice that Lily and her Dad enjoyed making use of her new toy. He may have had previous construction, science, engineering, technology and maths information, eduction, experience /s. As I believe that recently girls have been encouraged to get involved in these topics. Which may well have been considered for males only, or mainly male ( females being the minority, rather than Gender Equality / Gender Neutral topics / subjects.

    "Experience maketh the man". In reality Experience maketh the person.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. Colourful toy.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. wow lily is so smart playing with this it looks quite hard

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  8. Great :- A toy which comes with storage for itself.

    Rachel Craig

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  9. Lily did well (and so did Lily's daddy)! I find that toys like these help with patience and dexterity as well as being fun and educational. Thanks for the review.

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  10. these look and sound awesome, lots of hours of fun to be had

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