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Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set

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Product Description

Build some sweet structures with the Candy Construction Building Set! Stretch those creativity, problem solving and fine motor skills. Includes chunky, durable candy pieces in a variety of fun, familiar designs plus Activity Guide with illustrated, step-by-step building directions. Largest piece measures 7 inches L x 1/2 inch in diameter. Set of 92.

Additional Info

847834

DF248D4A

765023050202

LER5020

3 pounds

10.1 x 9.0 x 5.0

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Average Customer Rating:

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Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Colorful (4)
  • Educational (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8), Yes (4)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

A Building Set that Kids will Love!

My four year old daughter loves to build with anything and everything she can get her hands on. You can bet when I presented her with this set, that she was extremely overjoyed and...Read complete review

My four year old daughter loves to build with anything and everything she can get her hands on. You can bet when I presented her with this set, that she was extremely overjoyed and bubbling with happiness.

This Candy Set is ideal for building all sorts of candy structures that develop skills in your child such as challenging them to to follow instruction. I like that there are full color illustrated instructions in the included manual that demonstrate what pieces they'll need from the set to make things like a car, swing, and a house to name a few. But this set isn't limited to just those things, children can then be encouraged to think up and create their own personal masterpieces!

Ninety-two pieces of various candy are included in this set. There's plenty to go around and would be fun for more than one child to share and use at the same time. I found the pieces to be quiet durable and are sized perfectly with their chunky weight and colorfully sweet shades of red, green, orange, yellow, purple, and chocolate!

My daughter could easily put pieces together and take them apart with no trouble. The set is really durable and that something I appreciate in any sort of product made for children to play with. She loves playing with this set and discovering what interesting new things she can make up to show everyone! I asked her thoughts and she said it was really fun to play with and that she loves having something other than just blocks to use to build things.

Overall, we all really adore the Candy Building set. It's great for developing fine motor skills as well as thinking up new things in a fun exploratory way! If you have a child that loves to build as much as mine, you'll most definitely want to think about purchasing this really neat set for them too!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Pieces keep falling apart. Very frustrating

I usually am a big fan of Learning Resources, but not this time. It is very appealing visually but that stops there. All the pieces keep falling apart and it is very very...Read complete review

I usually am a big fan of Learning Resources, but not this time. It is very appealing visually but that stops there. All the pieces keep falling apart and it is very very frustrating, even for me. I do not recommend at all this set. It is kind of useless as you cannot build what you want because it comes undone every time you add a piece.

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1.0

Pieces keep falling apart. Very frustrating

By Caroline

from Bothell, WA

Pros

  • Visually attractive

Cons

  • Difficult to use
  • Fall Apart All The Time

Best Uses

    Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set:

    I usually am a big fan of Learning Resources, but not this time. It is very appealing visually but that stops there. All the pieces keep falling apart and it is very very frustrating, even for me. I do not recommend at all this set. It is kind of useless as you cannot build what you want because it comes undone every time you add a piece.

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    • No

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    1.0

    frustrating toy

    By K teacher

    from Vancouver, BC

    Pros

    • Cute And Creative

    Cons

    • Falls apart

    Best Uses

      Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set:

      My 5 yr old was excited to use this toy, and built some wonderful things. He became extremely frustrated as the pieces kept falling apart. Nothing held together tightly so his amazing creations kept getting spoiled. I will not use this toy with my kindergarten class, and am returning it to the store.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Candy Construction considered a favorite

      By The Teacher

      from Summit, NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • A Hit With Preschoolers

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Collaborative Play
        • Following A Visual Model

        Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set:

        I use this product in my Inclusion Preschool Classroom. Children may select it independently during Free Choice time (which they do almost daily), or I will use it to work on specific targeted objectives during Learning Centers, such as sorting, counting, adding groups, etc. The fine motor components and embedded math/problem solving opportunities make this a great classroom choice.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Constructing Word Fun!

        By Erin Lowmaster

        from Oregon City, OR

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Fun
        • Great Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set:

            Learning Resources Word Construction makes spelling and word building a lot of fun! It's definitely a unique and different option than what I've seen out there. The nuts and bolts approach is clever and it's appealing not to just boys but girls too. I would like to mention that the age recommendation is for children ages five and up but even younger children can benefit from this learning tool. My son is is three and half and he's been using these like a pro spelling consonant vowel sight words that we've been practicing this school year.

            This set comes with thirty printed nuts, six bolts, a helpful activity guide, and a plastic tub for easy clean up and storage. I like that the set provides enough pieces that more than one child can use it easily. The nuts come in the colors orange, blue, green, and purple. The colors are vibrant and the pieces aren't too big or too small making these easy for kids to handle. Each nut has a little lip on the inside which needs to be lined up with a part on each bolt to slide it into place. Once in place, the nuts twist easily on the bolt to make a variety of different letter and word combinations. There was no trouble or frustration whatsoever for my kids to figure out how to begin building words.

            The green bolts feature vowels and the letter y while the remaining colors feature a variety of consonants . Note that not every consonant is included in the set. It's not a huge deal but something to take into consideration. Each bolt can hold up to four nuts. My kids have been spelling all sorts of two, three, and four letter words! I've used this set for them to practice sight words as well as to reinforce my 1st graders spelling lists for each week. They've also asked to play with these throughout the day aside from our schooling time!

            After testing them myself and offering them for use with my kids, I've come to the conclusion that it's totally hands-on learning at its finest. This set will get much use and I think it's a great way to reinforce spelling, phonics, & word building aside from pencil and paper. Highest of recommendations!

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            5.0

            Super Frugal Stephanie Approved!

            By Stephanie

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy Assembly
            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Great Value
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Creative Development
              • Family Time
              • Group Activity
              • Imaginative Play
              • Indoor

              Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set:

              Learning Resources has become a big part of our home this year with our daughter starting preschool, learning word recognition, and so much more. Learning Resources allows us to keep the fun and learning going at home not just at school. Our 4 year old is full of energy and motivation to learn new things and get down to business when she receives a new Learning Resources toy. What i love most about Learning Resources is they have allowed children to continue to enjoy themselves while learning. She never gets bored and thoroughly enjoys sitting and trying out these new tasks. Learning Resources sent us their new Word Constructionnofollow set. It involved putting together words in a creative "construction" themed way. She learned quite a few new words and had many questions and kept her mind going figuring out new words to create. This is definitely a new favorite to add to our list.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Word Construction Set is so fun!

              By Kristina from Toddler Approved

              from San Francisco, CA

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set:

                    The Word Construction set from Learning Resources is geared for kids ages 5+ but my littler kids loved playing with these as well.

                    Here's what we liked about this Word Construction set...

                    The colors are vibrant and we liked how the vowels were all green
                    The nuts & bolts design really was intriguing to my kids
                    The storage tub was large and could fit all of the materials easily so the kids could clean up quickly!
                    Once the nuts were on the bolts they were easy to turn so that kids could read several different words
                    The materials were really durable and my 18 month old dumped them out again and again and everything stayed intact!
                    The nuts and bolts were large, perfect for little hands to manipulate!

                    Here's what we'd change about this set...

                    We'd love all alphabet letters to be included. There were a few missing when we tried to spell some of our favorite words.
                    We'd love the nuts & bolts pieces to be a little bit easier to manipulate. Even I had a hard time getting the pieces onto the bolts the first few times until I discovered the little grooves and taught the kids how they worked.

                    Disclosure: I was given a free set from Learning Resources in exchange for an honest review.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great for my Kindergarten Students!

                    By The Bragging Mommy

                    from Salt Lake City, UT

                    Pros

                    • Educational
                    • fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set:

                        My students love the time of the school day that we do small group centers. I am always on the look out for fun activities that my students can do during this time to practice important literacy and reading skills.

                        My students loved the Learning Resources Word Construction set, especially the boys. They were excited to be using tools to build different words. My students have really taken off now with their letter recognition and sound knowledge. They loved that with this activity that they could make and read words by themselves. They did not need help.

                        In my class, I put picture cards into the activity so they could sound out and make the different words with the nuts. After, they sounded out the word, I had them spin and turn the nuts on the bolts to read the different real and nonsense words that the letters made. Children need to be able to read and blend simple words regardless if they are a real word or not. This activity really help them with both of these skills.

                        I liked how big the nuts and bolts are in this set. They are easy for my students to manipulate. I also really like the font they used for the letters. Some other activities use fonts that my students are not familiar with, but this one was easy for them to recognize the letters. I liked how colorful the different pieces are as well. My only complaint is the students sometimes struggled with getting the nuts off of the bolts. You have to twist and pull the nuts to get them off the bolt. Sometimes they could get stuck and it was even hard for me.

                        My students are always asking for the Learning Resources Word Construction to use in centers. My students and I both love it! It would be great to have for children to practice important literacy skills.

                        I received this from Learning Resources for my review.

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                        4.0

                        Fun for Spelling practice

                        By Nancy @ Arizona Mama

                        from Glendale, AZ

                        Pros

                        • Chunky
                        • Colorful Color Coded
                        • Durable
                        • Educational
                        • fun
                        • Hands On

                        Cons

                        • Missing letters
                        • Takes practice to use

                        Best Uses

                        • Reading practice
                        • Spelling Practice

                        Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set:

                        The Word Construction is made up of large plastic nuts and bolts. The nuts have different letters on them and screw onto the bolts. You can start with the first letter and add up to 4 letters to make words. The nuts are colorful making it fun to make patters, same colors, or different. There are 6 bolts and 30 nuts. Each nut has 6 letters on them. Each bolt has either consonants or vowels. The vowels are all on green and the consonants are either purple, blue, or orange.

                        I really like that there are multiple ways to make words. At first the nuts were hard to get on, but then I realized there is a little notch that needs to be in the right spot. Then once the nut is on the bolt you can twist it around to line up the letters the way you want. The little notch makes it so the nut does not just fall off. This took some practice for my son, but he got it. The pieces are chunky and perfect for little hands. The pieces are well made and look like they will last a while. As we worked on some of my son's spelling words we noticed that some letters are missing. I was disappointed that there are some letters over and over like s and we could not find the letter j, v, w, x, or z. This made it hard when he had the words jump and zoo as spelling words. I'm not sure why they would leave out these letters. I know that the ones I see on the different colored nuts more then once are very common letters, but the other letters are needed too. I'd love to see them add some bolts with the other letters. Overall we really like word construction and will continue to use it for spelling practice as we can.

                        I received these in order to provide an honest review on my blog. You can read more here: http://www.arizonamamablog.com/2014/03/learning-resources-word-construction.html#hjZM4ukZDPxzYJ2Y.99 All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        word construction

                        By Maris

                        from South Weymouth

                        Pros

                        • Colorful and fun
                        • Engaging
                        • Great Hands On Activity

                        Cons

                        • Confusing to use
                        • Needs directions

                        Best Uses

                        • Literacy center

                        Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set:

                        A great hands on activity for kindergarteners. Great tool to reinforce cvc words. However; it needs a little directions on how to slide the nuts onto the bolt. You need to line up the grooves for it to go onto the bolt easily. It took time to figure out how to use it. Now it is an amazing hands on activity. I love it and so do my kids!

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                        • No

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                        2.0

                        Word Construction

                        By Kindergarten teacher

                        from Boston, Massachusetts

                        Pros

                        • Cute Game
                        • Exciting
                        • fun

                        Cons

                        • Bolts Don't Slide On
                        • Difficult to use
                        • Hard For Five Year Olds
                        • Hard To Put The Nuts

                        Best Uses

                        • Classroom Centers
                        • Great Manipulative

                        Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set:

                        Comments listed above.

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                        • No

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