*Ad – we were send some Stems for the purpose of this review
We love playing with STEM toys so we were really pleased to get the opportunity to review a tub of Stems – the flexible 3D toy maker.
What are Stems?
Stems are wiggly wobbly flexible shapes that can be fixed together to create different shapes. They are suitable from ages 5+ and can help improve fine motor skills as well as hand-eye co-ordination.
The fine motor skills aspect is what particularly interested me because my son could do with improving his. When he was nursery age he avoided sitting still for any length of time and nothing on earth could convince him to sit and draw or play with smaller things.
He’s also left-handed, which might have been missed in earlier attempts to teach him to write, so as a result, his pencil control has suffered slightly. We’ve been searching high and low for ways to improve his fine motor skills that will interest him more than writing or threading buttons in string etc. I think we’ve finally found it!
Stems can be fixed together, pulled apart, make recognisable shapes and any (unrecognisable) creation from your imagination!
What can you do with Stems?
Stems encourage hands on play and can help explore construction and 3D shapes. Their bright colours mean they’re fun to work with and the wobbly, knobbly pieces make them an engaging STEM toy for kids of all ages (even big ones).
The pieces clip together, either making patterns or a structure from the handy guide. Stems encourage curiousity, exploration and problem solving.
What’s even better is that they can be packed away neatly in the handy tub they arrive in!
Win your own tub of Stems!
Want to win your own set of Stems 3D Toy Maker? Of course you do! Follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below but before you do, have a quick read of the T&Cs to make sure your entries can be counted!
- The prize is provided by Learning Resources and Accidental Hipster Mum is not responsible for sending it.
- Competition open to those aged 18 and over with a UK postal address.
- The winner will be notified via email and will have 28 days to claim their prize from when the email is sent. Once claimed, the prize will arrive within the following 28 days.
- Only valid entries count so make sure you read the rules carefully.
- No cash alternative available.