I received a K’nex set for this review, all opinions are my own.
I am so thrilled to have 3 girls and to make sure that they are learning at their own pace and teach them valuable lessons and that they can do or play with anything boys can do! Growing up I had 3 older brothers and they of course never wanted to play with me! We had building brick toys but of course they were made for boys! My brothers all had building type toys but there were never any that were just made for girls. Well now there is! I love that Knex has a new line of STEM sets geared towards girls called Mighty Makers! Leah absolutely loves this fun new set!
Leah loves the fact that she can build it completely by herself without us helping her! She has been learning about plants and different things in school and was excited to build this fun set!
“Reduce, reuse and rebuild with Zoe and Roland in the Going Green™ Building Set. Zoe isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She is always out in the garden helping her mom or hiking in search of new and different plants she has never seen before! Help Zoe build a garden, a green house and a flower box. Using the included tool accessories, help Zoe grow a large garden full of plants and flowers in the Going Green™ Building Set from Mighty Makers™. Most models can be built one at a time.
- Includes 127 K’NEX parts and pieces
- Create a garden with Zoe and her hedgehog, Roland
- Accessories include gardening tools, flowers, foliage, graphic panels and more
- Includes instructions for three different botany themed builds
- Mighty Makers™ Card challenges builder to explore additional botany concepts
- Ages 7+(K’NEX website)
“Estimates show the U.S. will have over 1.2 million unfilled jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math by 2018. The need for educated and excited workers is growing! Without the needed coursework and training, many of the openings in STEM careers will go unfilled. This crisis pits job openings against a population that is not qualified to fill them. Children educated in STEM-related disciplines will ultimately have lower unemployment rates and higher starting salaries than the population at large.
K’NEX has noticed a lack of women pursuing careers in STEM and we want to help change that! Young girls have a natural inclination towards building and designing, but there are very few options for them in the building toy aisle.
Building, constructing, and creating, gives children the foundation they need to become lifelong learners who can solve problems, think critically, work collaboratively and adapt to change in today’s technologically evolving world.
Mighty Makers building sets were designed by women to empower young girls and invites them to express their natural creativity with fun, colorful structures and characters. Mighty Makers sets aim to show every girl that she can be MIGHTY!” (Mighty Makers Press Release)
Please visit www.knex.com to learn more!
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