If you are a regular reader of my blog then you will know that we homeschool our boys. It’s something that took some serious consideration and it was definitely the best decision that we could have made. One of our favourite go-to’s for making learning fun is Learning Resources. We have reviewed Beaker Creatures previously and this week we have been using Stems®.
Stems® are a 3d construction toy that introduces STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to children age 5+ years.
There is lots of fun to be had with Stems® and the options of what you can build with this 3D maker really are endless. Each piece has little bumps on that interlock with the next piece. They are extremely pliable making them easy to bend into any shape that you wish!
I would say that the recommended age is about right for Stems® as you do need to put in a little effort to get the two pieces to connect with each other. I think smaller hands would struggle.
Jayden decided that he wanted to have a go at making a giant ball first.
I noticed just how secure the structures were once built which is fab. I know Jayden would have lost interest pretty fast if the pieces were to come undone.
He then went on to create a DNA structure.
And a little man.
Jayden’s favourite of all was the crown as he said we all have to obey his orders now he is King. Not on your nelly young man!
I love how creative you can be with Stems®. They are a great way to explore 3D geometry, problem-solving, hand-eye coordination and fine motor coordination. Learning through play, you can’t beat it!
*We received this product for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% honest.*