If you are in the know – Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics or more commonly known as STEM is now a very popular worldwide. Time magazine has even featured Dale Dougherty’s annual event called Maker Faires where STEM toys are featured.
These are not just another run-off-the-mill, garage-worthy kind of toys. It is a modern tool for developing your kids’ interest in the most important educational subject areas. Kids can have their own kits for learning, DIY toys that not only encourages logical thinking but also creativity.
– Primary Science Lab Set by Learning Resources helps a kid exercise his Chemistry skills and science vocabularies. This is for ages 4-6 and you can buy it on Amazon.
– If you are looking for more choices, try visiting Fat Brain Toys LLC website. They have a lot of STEM items being sold at an affordable price. Dado Cubes, 14-in-1 Solar Robot, Infiniview LCD Microscope, LightUp Edison Kit, Euler’s Disk and many more.
– Camelot Jr by Smart Games is also a hit. It teaches logic, spacial reasoning, shapes and matching. This is also being sold at Amazon.
– Dougherty sent more listings featured at Time Magazine; mBot – an all-in-one solution for kids that has interest in robotics.
– As described in one write-up: Bare Conducive Paint toy provides a great method of interaction with Electronics. This can be applied in any surfaces. I bought one for my niece and I think someone has just developed an interest in the electronics field from then on.
– Melinda Gates, the wife of Bill Gates has also promoted the following STEM toys; Littlebits Gizmos and Gadgets, this teaches a child to assemble a machine. Wondershop Dash Robot is a fun way of honing a kid’s talent and interest in coding for robotics.
If you think these toys are only for the boys, you are wrong. STEM is an advocate for learning and development to all children. You may also visit Goldieblox for more STEM toys for girls.
Want more? Toysrus.com has also a lot which could be shipped straight to your own home or Free store pick up.