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Amazon STEM Toy Club Review, Ages 3 to 4 – March 2018

Amazon STEM Toy Subscription

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. This subscription looks like any other shipment from Amazon, with no exterior branding on the box or special insert:

Amazon STEM Toy Subscription Unboxing

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 Early Learning Number Puzzle Boards & Pegs

About This Educational Subscription for Kids

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)

March’s Toy: Lauri Number Puzzle Boards & Pegs

Lauri Early Learning Number Puzzle Boards & Pegs

Lauri Number Puzzle Boards & Pegs – Retail Price $35.95 (Available here for $31.82)

This month, we have another Lauri toy, this counting and number set! We received a compatible Lauri stacker set back in December.

Lauri Early Learning Number Puzzle Boards & Pegs

The set comes with small crepe rubber puzzles for numbers 1-10, and enough pegs so you can count all of the cards at once.

Opening the Lauri toy

These toys are surprisingly sturdy! The pegs are strong and the crepe rubber is standing up to a fair amount of abuse from our toddler. 😉

All of the Lauri pieces arranged around the box

The only thing I don’t love about the Lauri toys is that there’s no storage solution included. We recently bought a number of small plastic totes to help keep our toys organized, so we set aside one of those for our two Lauri toys. My son loves to stand on and destroy cardboard boxes so, reusing them for storage is no longer an option these days!

Lauri instructions

Lauri always includes a nice activity guide, too. In addition to the games you might expect (like counting out loud as you put pegs into the numbered cards), they had some other great suggestions I wouldn’t have thought of on my own:

  • Color recognition using stacks of various colored pegs
  • Simple addition and subtraction exercises
  • Using the numbered boards as puzzles by taking the blue and yellow components apart
  • Listening and following directions

Number puzzles & pegs

As you can see, addition is a fun one to play with: you can start with the 5 board with 5 pegs, then add one stacked on top and have your child count the total pegs.

Number puzzles made of foam

Number puzzles come apart

All the blue and yellow pieces come apart easily, and are pretty easy for small hands to put together, too. We’ve already lost the tiny blue pieces that fit inside the 6 and the 9, though.

Pegs in rainbow colors

I love that these pegs work with our existing set, and they are fun for free play too!

Pegs in rainbow colors

They easily stack and the colors are so bright. My son likes to try and make super tall towers out of each color and see how tall he can make them before they fall over.

Here are a few photos from our first evening playing with this toy:

Playing with our Lauri Number Puzzle

We spent a lot of time counting and putting the numbers in order.

Playing with our Lauri Number Puzzle

And once that was done, he figured out on his own that the rubber boards could also come apart. He patiently sat and removed every single number and separated all of the blue and yellow halves. I’ve since shown him how to put them back together so mommy doesn’t have to clean them all up herself every time, hehe.

Playing with our Lauri Number Puzzle

All in all, he really enjoys playing with this toy in different ways, and I’m having a great time trying to teach him some basic addition and subtraction concepts since he’s got counting down already. I love that this works with the toy we received a few months ago, too… now we can build even bigger and taller structures since we have more pegs!

Verdict

Amazon’s STEM Toy Club is the subscription box my kiddo loves the most at this age! Every time I come home with a box in my hand he goes “Oh! Mommy, what did you bring for me?” and we usually end up spending the whole evening (and the next morning) playing. I think over time, this subscription has really helped with his building, counting, and understanding of cause-and-effect. I’m actually thinking it’s time to dig out a few of the toys we put away in storage last year and see how he plays with them now.

Value-wise, we almost always receive a toy that retails for more than the $19.99 price of the box, and this month is no exception.

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 Number Puzzle Boards & Pegs Set which currently sells on Walmart for $31.82 – a savings of $11.83.
If you like this box, you might also like: Koala Crate (ages 3-4), 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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