Amazon STEM Toy Club Review, Ages 3 to 4 – November 2017
We signed up for Amazon’s STEM Toy Club subscription as soon as it launched, and this is our ninth delivery. This subscription looks like any other shipment from Amazon, with no exterior branding on the box or special insert.
There are 3 age range options:
- 3-4-year-olds (counting, building, and cause and effect)
- 5-7 year-olds (hands-on experiments and explorations of electricity, earth science, and simple math)
- 8-13-year-olds (more complex projects and experiments based on principals of physics, chemistry, and engineering)
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of the 3-4-year-old age range Amazon STEM Club, $19.99/month.
The Subscription Box: Amazon STEM Toy Club
The Cost: $19.99 per month
The Products: Each month you will receive a different, age-appropriate STEM toy.
Ships to: U.S. (free shipping)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wish list!
This month’s toy is a super cool wooden domino set!
Even though it contains 100 small domino pieces and a few other fun things, I have a TON of memories of playing with dominoes as a kid, so I was really excited to share this with my son. You remember Domino Rally, right? I spent SO MANY HOURS playing with that as a kid.
Everything was nicely packaged in this box, but you’ll likely need a plastic bin for long-term storage.
The domino blocks are tons of fun for a little bit of color and pattern play, too. 😉 Not everything has to be set up and destroyed, right? I love these colors and that they let some natural wood shine through, too.
They’re light and easy to set up. It took my toddler a little while to get used to it, but within an hour he was a pro!
That’s not to say that he didn’t love crashing into the table to make them all fall over while mommy was trying to build complex things. We’re still working on patience as a skill. 🙂
This set also comes with 6 little contraptions that remind me a bit of the game Mouse Trap, perfect for making your own Rube Goldberg style domino setups. These really take this set up a notch and are great for teaching your kid some basic physics and cause-and-effect.
The set includes (clockwise from top left): swinging arm, spinner, bell, ball with rails, stairs (upside down in the photo), and swinging log.
I definitely set these ones up, but with direction from my son. 😉 He’s a natural manager, what can I say.
And even though his face might not LOOK super excited in these photos, I promise you, he was so excited about all the different combinations we could put together!
Perfect wintertime activity for cold and snowy days! We also spent a lot of time stacking them up kind of like a house of cards and then driving cars into them to knock them down.
Verdict: Amazon’s STEM Toy Club is definitely a winner this month! There are so many different ways to play with this toy that it really has kept his attention; we’ve had hours of play with this toy alone in the last week. I know I loved these types of toys even when I was much older, so I really feel like this one might have some long-term staying power.
This month is a good value too – the full MSRP of this toy is twice the price of this subscription. This has overall been a nice way to build up our toy collection without spending a ton of cash, all while getting some cool toys that are sometimes harder to find in stores.
To Wrap Up:
What do you think of this month’s toy from the Amazon STEM Club Toy subscription box?