July 24, 2017
What's hot for the kiddos this summer (besides the weather)? STEM! It's the perfect time for the kiddos to have some extra fun and explore these cool concepts. Our editors hand-picked 13 fantastic STEM toys to inspire discovery and stimulate little brains, and we love, love, love them!
Find them on Amazon for $15.99
No two creations are the same! With a variety of colors and easy to manipulate building blocks, my kids have endless fun engineering their architectural masterpieces!
Jeris Swanhorst, Hulafrog Burnsville-Shakopee, MN, & mom of two
Get rollin' at Amazon for $21.95
My boys have so much fun with this! All the spinners and switches keep them busy while they work on their fine motor skills and creative thinking. It's also a great stress reliever for Mommy!
Amanda Barron, Hulafrog Williamsburg-York-James City County, VA, & mom of two
Get it on Amazon for $14.63
The kids use this cool kit and our own Legos to build silly machines that do the simplest tasks. The real fun is in creating the wildest chain reactions. Move over, Rube Goldberg!
Cristin Krokosz, Hulafrog Account Executive, & mom of four
Subscriptions start at $18.95 on Bitsbox
Each month I open an email chock-full of fab coding projects for my budding scientists! The ability to code is key to this generation, and I'm giving my kids a head start in developing these skills.
Elizabeth Green, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
Available on Amazon for $20.17
Just splashing around can be a learning experience with these toys! The kids are learning basic physics while playing in the water. Splash-tastic!
Kelly Bennin, Hulafrog Martin County-Port St. Lucie, FL, & mom of one
Go wild on Amazon for $27.09
I loved playing with Tinkertoys when I was a kid, but - wow - the modern version is amazing! My kids can make cars, buildings, towers and forts... YES, FORTS! Kudos to a toy that has my kid thinking and creating sans screens.
Shar Berger, Hulafrog Tempe-Mesa-AZ, & mom of five
Available on Amazon for $22
This easy to learn board game has my preschooler engaged in programming concepts in the most adorable way. It provides endless opportunities to create stories and help a robot turtle out. Super cute!
Karen Brown, Hulafrog Folsom-EDH, CA, & mom of two
Get groovin' on Amazon for $26.99
My daughter fulfills her pop star dreams using this kit with items around the house (i.e. bananas) to make music, all while learning about electrical circuits. Maybe she'll be a rockin' electrical engineer when she grows up!
Micayla Weber, Hulafrog Deptford-Monroe Township, NJ, & mom of four
Discover on Amazon for $24.99
It takes some time to get to the beautiful crystals in the center of these rocks, but it's worth it! Pounding and chipping away at the rocks gave my kids a taste of what a geologist does. Rock on!
Debbie Gonyeau, Hulafrog Lake George-Saratoga Springs, NY, & mom of two
Starting at $16.95 on kiwico.com
My girls can't wait until their new box is delivered each month! Every fun and challenging project keeps them busy for hours. It's a great investment for summertime and days off from school!
Courtney Wine, Hulafrog Wesley Chapel-Lutz, FL, & mom of two
Starter set on Toys R Us for $44.98
My kids love seeing these mini-robots race and spin around the colorful paths they code themselves. Art plus programming equals loads of fun!
Bonnie Roalsen, Hulafrog Wellesley-Framinham, MA, & mom of two
Get it from Amazon for $29.99
My daughter loves a challenge, and this is a good one! Getting the marble through the towers requires logic and reasoning skills. Many levels and tons of fun!
Liz West, Hulafrog Weymouth-Quincy-Hingham, MA, & mom of one
Snap to it on Amazon for $56.95
The addition of light components to this kit means more exciting projects while exploring the science of circuits and electricity. A great way to brighten a day!
Katie Echentile, Hulafrog Myrtle Beach, SC, & mom of two
Prices noted at time of publication and may change.