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.
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 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.
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.
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.