*Disclaimer* I have received promotional products from Learning Resources. This post probably has affiliate links which supports our children’s growing appetites!
My two oldest children are 6 and 4 and absolutely love playing with toys. My basement proves that they want for nothing and have plenty to do. The hard part with many of our toys however is that after a short bit of play, they end up in a bin or on a shelf and only get played with sporadically. If you ask my husband, he’ll say it is because they have too much, so they forget what they own. I think they may be looking for more from their toys than just fun. I have noticed, especially in my oldest, that the toys she chooses to play with longer are educational! Yes, you read that correctly. Learning Resources is my go to company for toys that are more than just toys, but educational elements as well!
Learning Resources is a Global company that focuses on hands on learning for children and their families. They serve preschool through middle school students with high quality educational tools. Learning Resources not only provides kids fun learning toys, but teachers and parents with valuable resources. They offer toys that help with language, writing, phonics, math and more. Learning Resources carries the brands Bright Bites, Gears!Gears!Gears!, Learning Essentials, New Sprouts, Pretend & Play, Primary Science and Smart Snacks.
Learning Resources realizes how important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and has created some great products. We received the Simple Machines Activity Set. It comes with cards with experiments to try to work through. I have enjoyed watching my children and their friends come back to this set time and time again to “try new stuff to see if it works”.
This set lets your child experiment with engaging tools and hands-on activities in the Engineering world. The Stem Simple Machines Activity Set includes 6 simple machines that help your child make amazing discoveries and solutions to real-world problems, while conducting investigations by themselves. Included is a lever board, wedge, pulley with rope and hook, cart with 4 removable wheels, Archimedes screw, 4 barrel weights, and 10 double-sided Activity Cards to build early engineering and problem solving skills. Comprehensive Activity Guide with reproducible materials is also included.