5 Stars By Peapod3 on 2016-11-12
Lots of fun for kids of ALL ages. Turned out better than expected
I homeschool my preschool aged daughter and have recently discovered STEM learning. In my quest to find something fun I came across straws! Not only did my almost four year old daughter get more creative as her structure came to life, my 14 year old son had to join the fun. (I must admit, even I had to help).
I highly recommend this product you will be anazed at the creativity your child can dream up.
5 Stars By Christyann on 2017-07-25
Great toy for creative play and STEM
I purchased this item for my kindergarten classroom as part of my STEM center for engineering. It has been a huge hit with the other kids of our teachers while we get ready for the year. Easy to use from ages 4 up. Even the adults wanted to build. Cannot wait to see what my new students construct this year. It has plenty of straws and connectors but think I may need more since I have twenty kids. Can see kids fighting over this fun. Love the bright colors and ease to use!!
5 Stars By ev on 2016-08-13
... early childhood education program and this product was way better than I was anticipating
I am a home visitor for an early childhood education program and this product was way better than I was anticipating. Connect a Straw Structures is extremely versatile for children (and adults) of any age. Not only can this be used for building, which is easier for older children, but it is great for younger children as well. I had my almost three-year-olds do some simple color sorting, counting and other fine motor activities with this product -- I just had to be careful that they wouldn't bend the straws too sharply and dent them. The quality of the straws and connectors is excellent and I really liked the little pouch they came in. I also liked the inclusion of structure ideas, as I think it helped inspire the kids to build. I will definitely be purchasing more products from this company in the future!
5 Stars By Leann on 2017-09-17
it's a simple product but sparks a lot of creativity.
We ordered these to use for "brain breaks" for Homeschool. My girls are aged 5,7 and 9. All three enjoy them.
It comes with a late amount but I may have to order another set because if one child brings them out they all want to play
I love the simplicity of the straws, it's a simple product but sparks a lot of creativity.
3 Stars By Lynzee Tyler on 2017-09-09
This is a wonderful idea, but they are hard to put together
I think this is such a fun idea. I like them, but a little to hard for my toddler to put together. He's 3 but he's very strong & all boy & he can't get them together at all. I can & while it's not exactly hard, it isn't exactly easy either. And I have very strong hands as well
5 Stars By Alissa R. on 2017-01-29
One of our favorite toys of 2016!!!
I cannot say enough about this toy. I bought it on a whim for a birthday gift for my sons. I didn't know what to expect. Straws and jacks? Not at all. This kit was so wonderful. My kids have built as much as they build with Legos. Schoolzy comes with instructions to build different things. Together we built a rocket. My kids love building swords to fight with and they like connecting them in to circles. This toy is great for my 4 year olds and I think it'll be a lasting toy. Comes in a very nice bag suitable for car travel. Would be a great hotel toy for road trips. It does have a lot of pieces so it's a good toy to have out in a contained area, to avoid losing parts. Schoolzy is a household name around here now!
5 Stars By Anna on 2017-04-29
These straws as building materials have been amazing! My son loves them
These straws as building materials have been amazing! My son loves them! They are just easy and difficult enough for a three year old to put together and he gets very creative with them!
5 Stars By Taffy Severs-Horner on 2017-01-02
Skoolzy Straw Structures
This is a clever building product. I bought two because the reviews said there wasn't enough to build the fort. I did find that the straws are not strong enough to support any kind of cover but the lightest you can find to make a fort. 5 yr old likes them. a few more suggestions on the insert would have been fun for the little ones but overall it is well made. It would be nice to have some connectors with different angles on them instead of all right angles to add a little variety. Mayeb soe blue ones that let you angle it differently?
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-06-21
My first graders LOVED these! They built tall things and houses
My five year old begged me not to bring these to my school and keep them at home! My first graders LOVED these! They built tall things and houses! They were little engineers. Perfect for STEM tubs. SO MUCH FUN. They asked to bring them out all day long. Ill be placing these out for morning work tubs tomorrow again!
2 Stars By Kourtney on 2017-03-19
Needs more straws
These are awesome they just don't come with enough straws. I'd suggest buying two packs of you buy them. We tried using drinking straws but it didn't work.