Saturday, 4 October 2014

Learning Resources UK bug themed toys **REVIEW**

James has recently started school and as one of the older children in class seems to be thriving! 
James just like most childrens loves playing and so we try and incorporate learning through fun and games.

I recently came across Learning Resources UK, they manufacture a wide range of award-winning toys and learning aids for children from two to twelve years.


The lovely people at Learning Resources UK recently sent us some of their new "Bug" themed learning toys to try out with James and I have to say they are fantastic!!



 This lovely set introduces children to 2-D geometric shapes and gives them a fun and interactive way to learn all about them. This set is aimed at children aged 5-9. Children can create their own artistic master pieces using the cards included whilst becoming familiar with 2-D geometric shapes.The geometric shapes included in the set are traslucent so children can easily see the picture beneith to check they are outting the shape in the correct place. Each picture can be completed in more than one way by using different shapes and therefore increases the challenge the older they get.

This 2-D geometric shapes activity set includes:
    • 20 double-sided activity cards
    • 14 different translucent shapes (five different triangles, two different squares, rectangle, hexagon, trapezium, rhombus, circle, semi-circle and quarter circle). 
James loves this set and has already learnt the names of several shapes included in the set. Here is a frog he completed earlier -
He enjoyed searching for the shapes needed, naming them and then placing them in the correct place on the picture. 


This set would be a great resource for anyone hoping to hep their child learn all about 2-D shapes or perhaps extend there knowledge. 




This set compromises of 6 plastic bugs and a interactive talking net! This has been James favourite toy since it landed on our door step, He seems to have picked up lots of facts from it to (and repeats them to anyone who will listen lol!).
 I really like the fact the net has 2 settings, One which is a "facts" button where you place an animal inside the net and it tells you a fact about that animal. The second button is a "quiz" button where the net asks questions about a certain bug and you have to identify which bug it is and place it in the net. 

Here is a short video clip of James using the "quiz" function of the net. 


If you are looking for fun, engaging and interactive learning toys then you really need to check out the Learning Resources UK website here - www.learningresources.co.uk.

You can also stay up to date with all the latest news and new toys on one of their social media pages here -

Twitter - twitter.com/LRUK

Which toy do you think your children would like the most? 

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* I was not paid for this review. All opinions given are my own.
* If you would like me to review your product or service, please email me on xJessLegresleyx@hotmail.com.

25 comments:

  1. It looks a fun activity and I love it that it can be linked to the science curriculum too.

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  2. The bugs and the net are right up my street x

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  3. I like the geometric shapes, although until you mentioned it I wouldn't have picked out the image of a frog. The challenge is a little like a jigsaw puzzle, but in a simplistic form. Great activities for children.

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  4. Those are cute. What a fun way to learn about shapes!

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  5. Oooh we reviewed some bug toys recently, too! Mine loved them all. We didn't try out this net though - it does look like fun.

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  6. These look great! I've always believed that children learn more through having fun X

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  7. Love the shapes, they would work really well on a light box.

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  8. That looks like lots of fun! x

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  9. Those bugs look like great fun! Am I too old to play myself? lol

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  10. My little one loves learning about shapes!! These would totally expand her learning. Thanks for the share :)

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  11. These both look great. I know my children would love either item.

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  12. These look great and I am sure any child would love playing with the shapes.

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  13. These look really good and great fun. J would love the minibeasts.

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  14. I think my son would like the bug net best. What a fun way to learn.

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  15. this looks like fun, I think id enjoy this myself ;)

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  16. These look great. I especially like the bugs!

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  17. Ooh the shapes don't bug me set looks great My son would love that! x

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  18. these look great - my girls would love them

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  19. These look great - particularly love the idea of the talking net! Brilliant!

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  20. These look great. I love Learning resources, they have some brilliant things. Kaycee needs extra help with her spelling so I think I'm off over to the website to see if they have anything that will help her :)

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  21. these look fantastic! think this might go on Wilf's xmas list! x

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  22. Mine would def like the bugg. But I think the shape thing is great as shapes always seem to be prominent in maths as kids go through school

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  23. I used to love things like this in the classroom, the children would always be really engaged in the activity.

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  24. This would be great in my reception class room

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