I recently posted a list of STEM toys for elementary aged kids. Those are pretty easy to find. But, what about the toddlers, you asked?
STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are important to toddlers, too. I imagine most of the toys you have encourage these skills in even the tiniest of our people, but I put together a list of 13 toys that encourage STEM learning for toddlers. Of course, this all depends on your child and where they are, so please consider that when deciding what they will like.
For toddlers, the emphasis is going to be mostly on the engineering and math parts, but the science comes in very easily as well. When building, a child will go through the scientific process without even thinking about it! We’ll let them hold off on technology for a while longer!
Many of these toys we have in our home and have seen a lot of love.
If you need some ideas for older kids, you will want to check out my article on STEM activities for kids: a gift guide. These gifts generate a ton of STEM project ideas even for the littlest ones in your house from building to creating to moving parts and more.
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