5 years old

Learning Resources Stems

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We have been sent a set of Stems - The Flexible 3D Maker Toy from Learning Resources to play with and review (we even have a set to give away!) They are a new construction toy that are great for challenging children to really get creative and build some fantastic 3D structures.


The Stems come in either a tub of 20 pieces or a larger tub of 60 pieces which would be ideal for more than one child.  They recommend from age 5 and older, and I would agree with this because Ivy is 5 and did need a little bit of help to clip the pieces together.  There is a little guide that comes with a few ideas of structures to build, but of course they are free to build anything they like using their imaginations.



Ethan set to work straight away building a few things from the guide.  The ball was our first challenge, which we actually made together by handing each other the pieces and following along with the instructions.  It was a good way to start out and figure out how the Stems work.  They are really easy to click together once you get the hang of how to line them up, but it did take us a minute to figure that out.



Ivy is happier making her own thing, so she found pieces of the colours that she liked and lined them up to make a tree.  She was carefully choosing her pieces to make a pattern and putting them together (with a little bit of help) and she was so proud of her creation when she finished!



Ethan then set off to make the jumping frog.  This is a really cool one because after you have put all of the pieces together, because of the shape of them and the fact that they have a bit of tension, you're then able to pull back and actually make your frog jump.  I have a feeling that this idea is going to be the basis for a lot of future creations for Ethan, he absolutely loved it!







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* This is a review post, we were sent the Stems from Learning Resources in order to play with them and write our honest opinions.*

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38 comments

  1. I would experiment with my daughter to see how many 3D shapes we can make.

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  2. We like cats and birds so would try to make shapes like those.

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  3. we`d try to build a model of the Eiffel Tower

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  4. A tower of some kind or a roller coaster :-)

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  5. I think my daughter would attemt to make a unicorn!

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  6. I think we would build a house first

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  7. I think we would build a building! This would be perfect for my son who has fine motor skills and co-ordination difficulties

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  8. would be a car with my car mad son x

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  9. I would go for something easy like the ball.

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  10. My girls would like to build a choo choo train

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  11. i think we would tr for a car x

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  12. My girls would say a house!

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  13. the tallest tower possible!

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  14. I would use it with the kids in my class and make different 3d shapes.

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  15. I'm sure my son would want to build a tower x

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  16. William says he would make a house out of these I think it would be fun creating animals

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  17. I would try to build some animals.

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  18. My son would love to build some houses or cars.

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  19. A theme park! We're all theme park mad in this house

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  20. We'd see where our imagination took us!

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  21. We would make a castle or a rocket

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  22. If I got to have a turn I'd make some flowers.

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  23. My Grandson tells me he will build a new house for his hamster

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