What The Set Comes With
We received the set of 60 STEMS RRP £25 ( they also have a set of 20 available RRP £9 ) to give an honest review on.
This set comes in a handy durable storage box with a twist on lid, complete with handle.
Inside you get 12 of each colour including pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue.
Now the amazing thing about STEMS is that there is only one shape but you can create so many amazing designs with just this one piece!
Learning Resources brought STEMS to life from the mind of Euan Lind after they met him at the 2017 London Toy Fair and I have to say they are a fantastic creation.
Each piece is super bendy with a bumpy edging that allows them to snap together. There is a small gap in each one with allows them to be moulded into almost any design, From a 2D to a 3D design.
The set also comes with an activity guide but you don’t have to follow it as with this open ended toy you can create whatever your imagination would like. I really love the fact you don’t need to follow the instructions, especially for younger children as it means they can start off creating more simple designs and then move onto the guide as they become more able. Suitable for ages 5+.
I will say that it can be a bit tricky to start so definitely recommend starting with something small and some adult help may be needed for the younger age groups. However my 12 year old daughter needed no help and really enjoyed it.
What You Can Make
Some of the things you can make are a crown, balls, wheels, birds and frogs!
The possibilities are endless and here are a few that we created.
A Small Ball
A Crown – we even added some drawings into the squares but I didn’t get a photo of that.
A Large Ball
Some of the Learning and development outcomes that can be achieved from STEMS
Problem solving skills
Fine motor skills
Hand – Eye coordination
Overall we absolutely loved testing STEMS out and would highly recommend them. I think they make a perfect gift and a must have for any school classroom.
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