My son’s birthday is a month after Christmas. I struggle with gift suggestions for him, I hate having a house filled with toys that he will play with one or video games. Big items on the list he created included anything Pokemon and Skylanders. He’s also in Cub Scouts so his first BB gun and archery set is on his list. I’ve encouraged our family to purchase STEM toys for Gabe because he really enjoys math and science projects. Here are a few of great STEM Toys for Young Children that I’ve discovered during my quest to find gifts or gift suggestions for Gabe.
Stem Toys for Young Children:
The first toy(s) on my list are from WowWee. Instead of covering one item, I’m including all of the toys from that line. They have a wide variety of price ranges and electronic devices. I’ve individually reviewed two toys on this list and both were nice, but I believe our unanimous favorite was COJI. I found it to be both fun and educational, and Gabe loved learning to code! After reading a side hustle article on Upskilled, I thought it would be a really good idea to introduce coding to Gabe. I know he’s only young at the minute but he seemed to really enjoy playing with this coding toy and I can definitely see him working in the coding/programming industry when he’s older.
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One of my neatest discoveries in our STEM toy search are these Magic School Bus kits.
They’re available in a wide variety of STEM fields, and are available at a great price point on Amazon. Thankfully Gabe doesn’t read my blog, so I can share that he’s getting several of these for Christmas from family members including the Dinosaur, Chemistry Lab, and Microscope Lab. They also have a Human Anatomy Lab, Space Lab, Erupting Volcano, Wonders of Nature, Electricity, Engineering, etc.
Another line of tech toys that I found on Amazon are littleBits. They don’t have as much variety as the Magic School Bus kits, but they are a little more in-depth. They range in price from $89.00 to $299.99, and are more electronics focused.
A little known fact about me is that I graduated from Naval Nuclear Power School and my rate was Electrician’s Mate. I’ve always been fascinated with circuitry and electricity. I’ve been looking at the Snap Circuit kits for Gabe. Snap Circuits Jr. is a great starter set.
K’nex toys are great for the child who wants something a little more advanced than legos. We’ve been working on the Roller Coaster set, and we have a few other themed K’nex toys.
If you don’t want to deal with crowded stores during the holidays, you can easily shop for STEM toys on Amazon and have them delivered right to your door. Check out this of hot STEM toys this season available on Amazon.
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