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Amazon STEM Toy Club Review, Ages 3 to 4 – December 2017

Amazon STEM December 2017 Subscription Box for Kids 3-4

Amazon has launched a STEM Club Toy subscription box! This monthly subscription delivers “handpicked, high-quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math toys” to your door for $19.99/month.

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.

Unboxing the Amazon STEM shipment this month

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.

Lauri peg Stacker Toy

About Amazon STEM Toy Club

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)

Amazon STEM Toy Club December 2017 Review

Pegs Building Set by Lauri

Lauri Pegs Building Set – Retail Value $39.99 (Available here for $36.49)

Lauri is a new-to-me brand, but I love the look of this colorful stacking toy this month for ages 3+!

Back of box

This set apparently integrates with some other Lauri toys, too, like these Monkey Stackers for ages 2+.

All of the colorful tiny pieces spilling out of the box

Unfortunately for my husband and I, this toy has 100 pegs (20 of each color) plus 17 rubber mats. We just received a dominos set last month which also had more than 100 pieces, so I’m feeling a wee bit of “tiny pieces overload” right now.

On the plus side, we’re working on teaching our son about the importance of cleaning up. 😉

Activity guide

This activity sheet had a lot of really cool ideas! They encourage you to talk to your kid about their constructions (“Could it be a playground structure? Where would you climb?”) and even play with patterning and math by making a simple 3D graph!

Pegs with shapes

Out of the box, you’ll receive pegs and simple rubber mats. The mats are perforated to reveal 17 different shapes (plus one large mat that you will use as a base for your construction):

Punched out shapes

Lots of different shapes and sizes to play with!

Pegs lined up

The pegs are plastic and have a matte sort of finish. All of the pieces are the same, so it’s easy for kids to grasp the basic concept and let their creativity run wild!

They may look pretty flimsy, but once they’re stuck together they’re actually pretty sturdy!

Stacked up things!

We built a simple example tower so you can see how the pegs are plugged into the base mat for stability, then you can stack and layer on top. There are a LOT of possibilities for open play with this toy! You could even build simple structures for toy cars and other toys, and I love the potential for math and pattern type games, too.

Verdict: Amazon’s STEM Toy Club is featuring another really cool building toy this month! I’ve really never seen a toy quite like it. Since the dominos from the last box are still really holding my son’s attention, and because Christmas is in just a few days, we decided to hold off on giving this one to him for a little while– but I know he’s going to love it.

Once again, the value this month is great – the full MSRP of this toy is twice the price of this subscription. Plus, this brand seems really cool! I love that we’re building up a stash of fun building toys.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box: Based on feedback from other subscribers, we’ve learned that you might receive any of the toys featured in previous reviews as your first box for this subscription– not all subscribers receive the same toy each month.
Value Breakdown: We paid $19.99 and received the Lauri Pegs Building Set which currently sells on Amazon for $36.49– a savings of $16.50.
If you like this box, you might also like: Tinker Crate (ages 9+), Groovy Lab in a Box (ages 8+), Bitsbox (ages 6-12)

Check out all of our Amazon STEM Toy Club reviews, more educational and STEM subscriptions for kids, and all Amazon subscription boxes in our subscription box directory!

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Written by Lacey Volk

Lacey Volk

Lacey’s introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Crate Chef and Ecocentric Mom, and she’s looking forward to trying more.

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