STEM City Builders

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Highlights

  • Build a city
  • 100-pieces
  • 10 cards
  • 1 sticker sheet

åÊThe gates to the STEM City Builders, where anything is possible. Engage in a 100-piece construction extravaganza where you are the city planner and the architect. Watch as your children develop incredible problem solving and critical thinking skills. They will construct their own bridges, cranes, and skyscrapers ‰ÛÒ all according to their own style and ingenuity. This is the best way for children to get into building and construction STEM. Welcome to your new city, we hope you enjoy your stay!


Information

  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 10.1 x 3 inches
  • Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Manufacturer Recommended Age: 5 -åÊ12åÊyears

Our SmartKidsPlanet initiative began in 2017 when 3 geeky and dedicated parents saw a gap in the children’s toys and games market. An opportunity was spotted while we struggled to find toys and games for our kids which enriched their minds and guided them toward science, art, math and construction. The trio then knew that their paths were set, establishing an online shop with a comprehensive range of intelligent toys for babies, children and young teenagers.

With offices based in California, our SmartKidsPlanet team enjoys a daily growth in our presence within the children’s educational toys market. We love our new place in life, and we love helping young minds with their growth and skill development, all while having as much fun as possible.

 

We ship all our products directly to you from our warehouses located in multiple locations in the West and East Coasts.

Processing Time: All orders placed after 2 PM EST will be shipped the next business day. Orders placed after 2 PM EST Friday will be shipped on Monday. 

Orders are shipped and generally arrive within 2 to 3 business days after the order is processed. Tracking information will be sent via email once your order has been processed. The tracking number may not become active for 24 - 48 hrs.

Kindly take note that due to our business utilizing multiple warehouses within the United States, orders of more than one item may arrive as separate deliveries at different times. 

Orders made to PO BOX may take up to 12 days. Additionally, we do not ship to military bases. Hawaii and Alaska

Customer Reviews

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Giani Strauss
Great, opened ended activity.

My engineer son-in-law and my 5 year old granddaughter have really enjoyed working with this product. It is opened ended and can be re configured in a variety of ways.

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Gary Stites
Easy to follow and visual instructions

Excellent for kids who love building games, the cards provides visual instructions so they can play on their own in case no adult can. It kept my son busy and away from electronics for a good amount of time!

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Glenn (Louis
WONDERFUL for playrooms and stem labs

In our library, we often offer STEM stations and activities, and this one of our goto toys/kits, which gets used every week, for K-2 students. The set comes with easy to use, clearly labeled cards that "challenge" kids to build different creations. What's even better is that they are even useful for our younger non-readers. The picture cues tell them all they need to know. It has been fun to watch our students grapple with the engineering challenges, then go on to build remarkable structures. Recommmended for playrooms, makerspaces and stem labs.My only wish is that it came in a plastic tub, instead of a cardboard box. It's such a popular toy that we had to get one, because the box began to fall apart!

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Gayle Zemina
This is a great idea for kids who like to build things

This is a great idea for kids who like to build things. We found some parts a little difficult for my 6 year old grandson to do without adult help in trying to make the designs shown. But it gives them the opportunity to make their own designs also.

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Geoffrey Veitch
Fantastic, practical, thought-provoking and a bit different

What a good construction set this is! This combines the fine motor control skills associated with construction toys, with role play and imagination elements, practical replication of real world problems, and the development of skills involved in planning a particular outcome, and the problem-solving techniques required to achieve the end goal.The Learning Resources brand is a traditional manufacturer of educational toys - their usual market has been education settings: schools, nurseries, etc. More recently, their toys have started to be made more widely available. Some still seem to be priced in accordance with the high pricing attracted by the traditional, niche educational market, but this set seems to be at about the the right level. The classroom resource origins of the set are demonstrated in the photocopiable 'Planning Sheet' (in addition to English, sheets are included in Spanish, French, and German) but there's no reason that this shouldn't be used as an extension of learning at home.Indeed, you could talk about architects and planning, and how buildings are designed as well as the construction workers. When they construct buildings, the builders need plans to work from, they don't just build! It's almost impossible not to find some kind of new development going on relatively locally. Perhaps you're having home improvements such as an extension done. If so, the set could be used to mirror real world activity that's very meaningful to your child. There was a quality to the 'girder'-based city construction theme that reminded me of the amazing black and white photos of New York construction engineers in the 1930s working on the creation of skyscrapers, so I've been looking at some of these images with my 5 and 8 year old nephews.This is such an interesting set - combining construction pieces such as posts, platforms, wheels, arches, strings, gears, a pulley, planks, and cranks with a couple of characters, flags, cones and a truck. 10 double sided design cards are included. These include steps needed to create certain construction types, but also add questions and suggestions for children to attempt their own designs to address a specific need. The parts are nicely made and colourful, and easy to distinguish from one another. The design and pieces are a bit different from other construction sets. Right up there with K'Nex, and Gears!Gears!Gears! The only thing I didn't like about this set was the number of non-recyclable, separate little plastic bags the parts were packaged in. Why not use recycled and recyclable paper bags, or compostable ones?

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