STEM Toys For Young Children: Friday Fresh Picks

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

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.


They also have the

  1. Miposaur
  2. Cozmo
  3. Robotic Vehicles
  4. Robosapien
  5. Gaming Drone
  6. Zoomer Kitty
  7. Karma Kitty
  8. CHiP

One of my neatest discoveries in our STEM toy search are these Magic School Bus kits.

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.

Snap Circuit Toys

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.

I hope you enjoy this week’s edition of Friday Fresh Picks and this STEM toys for young children gift guide. Please stop by and check out some of the other posts from my friends.

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Friday Fresh Picks are hand-picked favorite items, reviews and highlights from the amazing women you see above.

Visit their websites to learn about other amazing picks from this week!

Sarah from Finnegan & The Hughes

Jessica from A Southern Mother

Sheila from Pieces of a Mom

Hilary from A Fancy Girl Must

Tina from Life Without Pink

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  • Reply Sarah 18/11/2016 at 12:28 pm

    We have a love Zoomer the dog and cat!!!!! Great picks!

  • Reply Hilary 18/11/2016 at 4:55 pm

    The Little Bits are so cool! One of my clients is a school with a STEM program, so the kids are always playing with circuits. I remember learning about in high school, but it’s great that kids can be exposed to STEM studies at a young age with fun activities.

  • Reply Sheila @ Pieces of a Mom 19/11/2016 at 10:12 pm

    The Magic School Bus kits are cool! My girls would love the chemistry set. They are always mixing up all sort of concoctions in the kitchen.

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