The year 2020 has certainly been challenging for our kids (to say the least). Since they've been stuck at home more than ever, kids will appreciate something that sparks creativity and innovation this holiday season (and get them off their screens). STEM toys help kiddos develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in hands-on, fun, engaging ways. Here are a few tips to find the best STEM gift for any age.
1. Start 'em young.
STEM toys exist for even the tiniest of tots. Magnetic blocks, simple marble runs, and bead mazes are just a few ways to get your toddler tinkering.
2. Pick a passion.
Got a tyke who loves to build? Is there a future coder in the house? Is your budding chemist looking for ways to mix things up? From astronomy to robotics and beyond, there's truly a toy for everyone.
3. Keep the joy coming.
Subscription boxes like KiwiCo send a new box every month with amazing science, engineering or art projects that are designed for your kiddo's age and interests (ages infant through infinity). It's the gift that keeps on giving and keeps kids off screens!
4. Verify age range.
STEM gifts are available for all ages and abilities. Projects that don't require reading can be done by younger kiddos and more complicated projects can be tackled with help from Mom or Dad.
Discovery and play go hand-in-hand when you give a STEMsensational gift. They'll be learning while they play and not even know it! Go forth and discover!