The benefits of STEM skills, those focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math, are numerous and well documented. This holiday season, take the opportunity to give the children in your life toys that will foster these skills and set them up for success.
Best of all? Toys that focus on STEM skills are among the most fun out there so you don’t need to worry about your child missing out the latest huge plastic toy.
Below are some of the best.
HABA Marble Run: HABA is well known for it’s high-quality, long-lasting wooden toys. But, they are not just well-made, they are super-fun. No child can resist the allure of a marble run. HABA has the most versatile marble run available. Once you have the starter set, add pieces like the Propeller Ramp or Skyscraper to renew interest in the marble run and keep kids learning new building and engineering skills.
Melissa & Doug Cardboard Bricks: Even very young kids like building BIG. The perfect solution? Jumbo Cardboard Blocks that are bright, colorful, and allow kids to build near life-sized structures with minimal storage space required. With these blocks, kids learn essential building concepts while having tons of fun.
Smart R2-D2: Star Wars fans of all ages will love this Smart R2-D2 that is blue-tooth enabled to allow the droid to explore your home. This R2-D2 can be programmed to follow custom routes and even dances along to music. What better way to get kids interested in programming than through one of the most beloved characters of all time?