Kontu STEM Blocks are magnetic wooden blocks and cards designed to encourage STEM thinking (science, technology, engineering, and math) in early childhood. Preschool-aged children have an innate ability and desire to learn math. By cementing positive early math knowledge in their minds by age five, children build a positive disposition towards mathematics that will help them attain their full academic potential later in life. Kontu STEM Blocks consist of a modular manipulative system that allow children across a wide range of ages and skill levels to explore STEM concepts in a playful way.
The clever design of Kontu STEM Blocks provide children with a learning kit that can be used for exploring, discovering and comprehending mathematical theories, magnetism, building, spatial awareness and many other scientific concepts. The shape of the frames and integrated magnetic blocks invite children to use their imagination and creativity whilst expanding their knowledge and playing with this open-ended toy and learning tool.
Patrick Greenwood, the founder of Kontu began his inspiring journey shortly after the birth of his daughter when he wasn’t able to find any engaging math tools for younger children. His curiosity then led him to research about the brain development in children and the introduction of mathematical concepts to children before they start primary school and from these concepts, he invented Kontu. Kontu STEM blocks have been safety tested according to AS/NZS 8124 (AUS/NZ).