What is it
Stems® is the incredibly flexible ‘maker’ toy that stimulates STEM learning through creative construction. Incredibly tactile and brightly coloured, Stems’ possibilities are as unlimited as a child’s ingenuity or imagination.
The unique feature about Stems is that there is just one component which is exactly the same shape. They are so bendy that you only need this one shape to make pretty much anything you can imagine! The weird, wobbly geometry zips together creating anything in your imagination – bouncing balls, rolling wheels, leaping frogs and much more.
Strong, lightweight and portable, Stems deliver long-lasting play value as one colourful creation follows another. Set includes 60 pieces, 12 each of five vibrant colours: pink, orange, yellow, green and blue.
What our team of testers said
"I can help you... you just do it like this." - Girl aged 6
"I made a crown." - Girl aged 6
- Promotes logic and problem-solving
- Refines hand-eye coordination
- Encourages perseverance
What our experts think
This unique construction toy introduces children to key components of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning. Our testers found fitting together the pieces tricky at first but persevered for quite some time. We found this great for their problem-solving and logical thinking skills and it also promoted teamwork and communication as they advised each other on how they had attached the pieces.
The children all started by following the instructions to make some of the different models. However, it was lovely to see that as they played with it more, their confidence grew and they started to make their own unique creations. Once the models were complete, the children enjoyed rolling them around the floor and showing them to others – this allowed them to explore the properties of different 3D geometric shapes.
- RRP: £25.00
- Brands: Learning Resources
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: .Toys
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Design & technology
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing