Amazon STEM Toy Club Review, Ages 5 to 7 – The Learning Journey NumberBot
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)
This is a review of the 5 to 7-year-old age range Amazon STEM Club, $19.99/month.
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About This Educational Subscription Box 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)
September’s Toy: The Learning Journey Touch & Learn NumberBot
The Learning Journey Touch & Learn Numberbot – Retail Value $24.99
Look at this- our very own robot! It’s so cute and just the right size for a 5-7-year-old. I love all of the bright colors and the fact that it came with the batteries included is definitely appreciated!
From the Learning Journey:
This Mathematics Bot is on a mission to help your little one explore the world of numbers and mathematics. This robot friend features a colorful touch pad sensor panel, interactive LED face and four games modes. Learn the Numbers, Find It, Mathematics Quiz and Calculator Fun are the games that will have your child turning into a real problem solver.
This NumberBot didn’t come with a separate instruction sheet, but instead, they came on the back of the box. (FYI- once you start to use the bot, you realize you don’t really need any instructions to operate it!) I like that they have a diagram of the different parts and that they highlighted the educational benefits. It looks like there are three different activity modes for different learning levels, which is great since it will work for a broader age range.
Here is a closeup of the buttons on the front. The first button is Activity 1, followed by Activity 2, Activity 3 and the power button. Let’s see what they do!
Activity 1: Let’s Learn Numbers!
The first button is for the most basic level which is simply learning the numbers and mathematic symbols on the keypad. The numbers go from 1-20 and include a plus, minus and equals sign. This is great for those early learners who are just beginning to learn their numbers or need a reinforcer. This level might be a bit low for the intended age range of 5-7, but I still like that it includes this most basic level.
Activity 2: Find It!
The second button with the magnifying glass is for a Find It game. The bot will ask the child to find various numbers on the board. The bot will also ask them sequence by finding the numbers that come before and after a certain number. When a child gets it correct, the bot shows a check mark on her face and relays an encouraging message. If they get it wrong (as you will see in the next video), the bot is still very positive and encourages them to try again. The correct answer displays after three incorrect responses before moving on to the next question. This is great because it allows them time to try to figure out the answer, but also lets them know what the correct answer is if they get stuck.
Activity 3: Mathematics Quiz
The third button is the most advanced level and asks the child to perform addition and subtraction equations. Since the numbers only go up to 20, they don’t get too advanced, but I think this is probably good for the 5-7 age group. If a child is more advanced, then I think this can still serve as a fun reinforcer of basic math concepts. This activity follows the same format as the second with regards to incorrect responses, which I demonstrated in the video.
Verdict: I really liked this month’s Amazon’s STEM Toy Club toy. The robot was very friendly and cute and I think that kids will respond well to it. This is one of those toys that takes education and makes it into something fun just because of the format. Learning math from a robot is way more fun than a workbook or even a teacher! My only concern is that it may not be advanced enough for the older end of the intended age group. Hopefully, they would still find this to be fun even if it is simply a reinforcement activity for them. This Numberbot originally retails for $24.99, but we only paid $19.99, including free shipping, which I think is a great value considering that’s about 20% off the retail price.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: The cost of the subscription was $19.99 and we received a toy valued at $24.99. That’s a savings of $5.00 on this toy!
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