Sunday, March 12, 2017

Top Toys That Encourage Stem Learning

We have been focusing a lot on Stem toys in our house lately. I want my girls to play and build with all kinds of toys but I especially love Stem toys because they foster so much learning and creativity. Here are five amazing toys for Stem Learning! We were able to try a couple of them out courtesy of Eveleen Joy Toys. 

Building Planks- These building planks are amazing. We have building blocks but for some reason these planks have opened up new levels of creativity in our house. The amount of structures that can be made from these simple blocks is incredible. 

My kids love creating new structures. Right now their favorite game is trying to find new ways to build towers that make them sturdier than the last tower they built. Then they pretend there is an earthquake and shake the board which the built the tower on to see how long it lasts.

 There is something different about these building blocks. There is really no limit to the creativity and design. They can be stacked to make all sorts of models.

This toy develops imagination, creativity, body coordination, spatial thinking and logical thinking, as well as enhancing fine motor skills. 

45 pcs SmartRod Magnetic Discovery with Rooftop- If your kids are anything like mine, they love playing with magnets. There is just something amazing about them. This magnetic set quickly became a favorite toy in our house. My kids love the flowers. There are different sizes of flowers so you can build many different combinations.

My kids love adding stems to make long and tall flowers and building houses and other fun things we these building pieces. We love that the pieces are three dimensional and so different from the other magentic building pieces on the market. There are a lot of magnetic toys but very few that have so many different types of pieces in one set.

46 pcs SmartRod Magnetic Discovery with Ramp - Similar to the SmartRod set above, this one features a ramp. Kids can build magnetic cars and work with force and motion. This kid Includes 22 pcs sticks, 10 pcs balls, 4pairs wheels, 2 pcs cockpit, 2 pcs container, 2 pcs ramp and 4 pcs panels. This one is next on our list to get!

Solar Car Educational Kit- This fun and educational car teaches kids all about solar power in an hands on way. It gives kids experience designed and building working electrical circuits.  The electronics block kit comes with 22 parts, can build 250 different electronic experiments.

Electronic Educational Kit- Kids can learn how an electric motor converts electricity into motion, and how an electric generator converts motion into electricity. Kids will have hands-on experience designing and building models of working electrical circuits. Circuits kits included: Hand, Light, Magnet, Voice, Water, Motor, Touth, Vibration and Temperature controlled, Function: Flash, sound, power, recording. The electronics block kit comes with 53 parts, can build 8000 different electronic experiments. Make kids hands-on experience designing and building models of working electrical circuits

What kind of Stem Toys do your kids like?

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Sandy N Vyjay said...

These toys are really interesting. It helps the kids in developing their mental strength. Such toys should be given to all growing children.

Elizabeth Neas said...

Several of my grandchildren attend "STEM" schools.I think that they would love the SmartRod kits as well as the Building Planks. I'm happy that they enjoy playing with these types of toys.These items are goint o our Christtas List for this year.

Lian Wright said...

I love giving my kids toys that encourage STEM learning. They would love playing with the Building Planks and the SmartRod Magnetic Discovery playsets. They get a kick out of creating structures and objects. When they older, they would probably love playing with the Solar Car Educational Kit and see it run on its own power.

Lisa Marie said...

I have many friends who have studied in early childhood education and have said how wonderful wooden planks are. All of the toys you've rounded up here seem incredibly effective. Will have to ask my fellow educator-friends which ones they've tried out.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

STEM seems to be an educational buzzword these days, but I like many of the toys that have been promoted with a STEM focus. I would like to try out the solar kit. We have been talking about solar panels and such lately and how they work.

Betty Boiron said...

These are great toys! I love magnetic toys because the kids are able to be creative with them, creating different structures. I have not seen the solar car educational kit and will be getting one for my son!

Phoebe @ GettingFreedom said...

These all look like such great toys! I haven't heard of many of them before, so I am excited to check them out. I love it when toys serve a dual purpose -- fun and educational!

Bites for Foodies said...

These are some great educational toys, and I'm all about educational toys! I bought my kids something similar to the Educational Kit and they love it!