What is it
The Build & Bloom Flower Garden is a building blocks-type game with a difference: all the cogs interlink and turn so you can create your own moving garden. It is designed to develop fine motor skills through construction and mechanics this mix and match flower garden will keep children playing happily for hours. Children assemble interchangeable gears, flowers, butterflies, bees, ladybirds and wiggly stems to create their own beautiful, spinning flower garden.
All the pieces are just the right size for little hands and children can follow the instructions in the instruction guide to make a spinning flower garden or design their own magical garden – the choice is theirs! The 116-piece set is supplied in a box with a useful plastic carry-handle. It includes a set of brightly-coloured stickers to add the finishing touches to your garden design.
As with all Learning Resources products, these sets include easy-to-follow, language-free instructions and are compatible with one another to ensure children continue to have fun while learning.
What our team of testers said
"You have to try and make them work, they are like gears" - Boy aged 6
"I love my butterfly world" - Boy aged 6
"This is actually really good" - Girl aged 7
- Encourages problem solving and logical thinking
- Promotes creativity
- Helps children gain a basic understanding of mechanisms
What our experts think
The Build and Bloom Flower Garden is a bright colourful set that introduces children to mechanisms, and both boys and girls absolutely loved playing with it . This is an excellent toy for children to practice logical thinking by working out how to fit the cogs together to make them work. They also needed to problem solve when the cogs did not rotate correctly, realising that they needed to move the cogs around so that everything moved as they wanted it to. The children were able to design their own moving gardens with the pieces as well, which encourages creativity.
- RRP: £37.80
- Brands: Learning Resources
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: STEM
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Design & technology
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development