The Learning Resources Geometric Shapes Building Set ™ has given my children a real hands on experience in creating 2-D as well as 3-D shapes! As homeschool parent, I like offering my children a hands-on activity when they are learning about a new concept. I find that if an activity is hands-on, it tends to be more likely remembered. This set is an excellent way to get children moving, thinking, and learning by encouraging open ended play too.
This set comes with a Instructions & Use & Care Guide, 90 sticks in 3 sizes (2¼”, 3½”, 5¼”), 32 curves, and 48 connectors (approximately 1″ in diameter). The pieces are large enough to easily be handled by a child. The connectors once connected to another piece stay in without easily coming out. My kids had no issue attaching or detaching the bright and colorful pieces. The pieces come in a round container which the set can be stored back in after use. I like that I don’t have to find something else to store the set in after use and that the container takes up a minimal amount of space.
My children have spent hours creating things from their imagination. We’ve also had a lesson in building a variety of shapes often learned about in geometry such as spheres, pentagonal prisms, cubes, cylinders, and many more! I do wish the set had some with some sort of geometric shape sheet or cards showing specific shapes to build. I in turn did some Internet research and found a sheet to print and have my children use along with this this set. So do note, if you are needing an aid to show your children certain shapes, that this set doesn’t come with one.
Overall, I do believe the Learning Resources Geometric Shapes Building Set ™ is a must have for any school or home classroom in aiding with learning about shapes in math. The set is durable, conveniently store able, offers great hands-on learning for math or open ended play. I most certainly recommend it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.