Candy Construction™

Item # LER 5020
Ages 4+
$34.99
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Product Description



  • Build candy structures, thinking skills and fine motor strength!


  • Create using chunky, durable candy pieces in a variety of fun, familiar designs


  • Includes Activity Guide with illustrated, step-by-step building directions


  • Largest piece measures 7"L x .5“ in diameter
  • Set of 92


  • Grades: PreK +

  • Goddard School’s Preschooler-Approved Top 10 Toys for 2012
  • 2013 Learning Magazine’s Teachers’ Choice For the Family Award
  • 32 Small, medium and large swirl sticks
  • 8 Green swirl connectors
  • 8 Red swirl connectors
  • 8 Gumdrop pieces
  • 12 Colored disks
  • 8 Green connectors
  • 8 Blue connectors
  • 4 Bendy twists
  • 4 Chocolate panels
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    Use & Care Guides:

     

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    Learning ResourcesCandy Construction™
     
    3.9

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    73%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (6)
    • Fun (5)
    • Colorful (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5), Yes (3)

    Most Liked 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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    Won't stay together. Waste of money

    Would never recommend this product. Maybe kids may have enjoyed it at age 2-3 for the colour but if you think your kids could actually build anything forget it. The pieces don't stick...Read complete review

    Would never recommend this product. Maybe kids may have enjoyed it at age 2-3 for the colour but if you think your kids could actually build anything forget it. The pieces don't stick together at all. Unless you use glue all you have is a big box of colourful plastic and disappointed kids.

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    1.0

    Disappointing, frustrating toy for all!!

    By Disappointed educator

    from Hartland, NB

    About Me Child Care Provider, Educator

    Pros

      Cons

      • Pieces do NOT stay together
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction™:

        The children were excited to see the bright colours of this building set but that is where the excitement ended. The pieces do not stay together when attempting to construct the toys in the booklet. The green and blue connectors, the chocolate panels and the bendy twists do not snap/hold together which makes building frustrating and a HUGE disappointment.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Won't stay together. Waste of money

        By Dad5

        from Calgary

        About Me Parent

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Won't stay together

          Best Uses

          • Children

          Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction™:

          Would never recommend this product. Maybe kids may have enjoyed it at age 2-3 for the colour but if you think your kids could actually build anything forget it. The pieces don't stick together at all. Unless you use glue all you have is a big box of colourful plastic and disappointed kids.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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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™:

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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™:

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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™:

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Wonderful toy of high quality

                By Non

                from Charlotte, TN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Colorful
                • Quality toy
                • Unique
                • Well Designed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Creative playtime
                  • Thought provoking

                  Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction™:

                  As it is a gift to our young grandson, the colors,texture and "feel" of the set provides endless possibilities for him to design. The flexible "twizzler-like" rod allows for movement and tactile differences that are not found in other building or creative sets. The colors and candy design draw him to the set, giving him another perspective of shapes and movement he can incorporate into whatever he decides to make. I would highly recommend this set to anyone who wants to engage their child/grandchild in something other than watching television or playing video games. The set allows children to use their imagination and promotes their small motor skills.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Too Cute!

                  By Granny

                  from Columbia, Md

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Colorful
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction™:

                      I have this in my Preschool and bring it out in December. The children LOVE it and have built cars, lolipops and lots of other things with the pieces. I just gave one to my sons family and got the same reaction!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      AMAZING!

                      By BUSY BEES

                      from Eugene OR

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction™:

                      My preschool class LOVES this set. It engages both the boys and the girls. They like to follow the directions to build items and also create things on their own. Really GOOD quality pieces!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Building Fun for All!

                      By Second Time Around

                      from Salt Lake City, UT

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • fun

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction™:

                          This is such a fun set! It comes with a guide that has step by step instructions for building different things. The instructions are so easy to follow that my 4 year old can understand and do them himself. I had almost as much fun building as my son did. The parts are very durable and easy to put together. My son can build these on his own but it's also fun to play with him. We love that all the pieces look like candy and that makes it even more fun. It really brings out my son's imagination and I think it's a great set. I would highly recommend this fun and creative toy.

                          **I received the product free of charge in order to do an honest review. This in no way affected my review**

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                          5.0

                          Candy Cars and Candy Houses are a hit!

                          By Stephanie J

                          from Richmond, VA

                          Pros

                          • Encourages creativity
                          • fun

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Building

                            Comments about Learning Resources Candy Construction™:

                            Just looking at the box the kids got excited. Thankfully there was a booklet included to get you started on the candy building. The kids didn't need it, my daughter had suckers for everyone where as my son was building candy houses and candy cars. The pieces are large and easy to connect together so even small hands can put them together.

                            There are plenty of pieces included in this set for multiple children to play together. The pieces are very strong and withstand toddlers well. The Candy Construction set is fun and unique. It's great for both boys and girls...parents too. At our house we need to work on returning the pieces to the handy box when we're done playing. My daughter likes to carry the "suckers" around with here and share them with her baby dolls.

                            I received this product for review purposes.

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