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Learning Resources – Being Creative with Stems®

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®.

My son ready to create something fun 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!

A yellow stems building piece.

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.

Joining the blue and yellow stems pieces together.

Jayden decided that he wanted to have a go at making a giant ball first.

Jayden created an orb with his stems pieces.

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.

A giant orb built from using stems.

He then went on to create a DNA structure.

A DNA structure using stems pieces.

And a little man.

Building a figure using stems.

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!

Building a king's crown using stems.

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.*

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12 Comments

  1. Sonia

    December 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    These look a fantastic addition to home Ed resources. The potential is endless and with those bright colours, very attention grabbing!

  2. Talya

    December 7, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Wow that is a seriously impressive structure! I love how you they can just let their imaginations run wild creating with that what a super idea!

  3. Sarah D

    December 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    These look and sound great. Perfect for learning in a fun way. STEM toys are so brilliant.
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  4. Helen

    December 7, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Oh wow these look like so much fun! I’ve never seen anything like them before, but my daughter loves building things, so these would be perfect for her 🙂
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  5. Kim Carberry

    December 7, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    These look fantastic. I haven’t seen or heard of them before.
    Jayden looks like he had great fun with them. I love his crown x
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  6. MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    December 8, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    This looks like such a great learning resource for children. It’s just the sort of thing my son would love, he has a magnetic shapes set and loves building with it.

  7. Chloe Ciliberto

    December 9, 2018 at 9:09 am

    What amazing creations! These look so cool. I need to get something like this for my daughter to help with her hand/eye co-ordination. I love Learning Resources. It’s my one stop shop for kids learning activities. x

  8. Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    December 9, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    I’ve not seen this before. I can imagine that this is a toy that would keep their attention for some time.

  9. Sonia

    December 10, 2018 at 9:51 am

    ooooh I’ve not seen these before but I think they will be a huge hit with my little one, he loves anything like this! I’m glad I have seen this as he barely has anything on his Christmas list so I’ll have to get him some x
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  10. Stephanie

    December 10, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Oh I love how they can be easily put together like that to make so many different things, endless ideas!

  11. Anosa

    December 10, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Over the last couple of years, there has been an emphasis on STEM and good to know of products that help to support the children’s interest

  12. Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin

    December 16, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Wow, I think your son is doing a great job with these! Cool creations! I think they might be too open ended for our boy to really enjoy them, but I must say this post has really improved my thoughts on these (I’ve seen them before but didn’t think they looked very exciting… but they do here!) x
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