Anyone who has If you’ve ever seen a child methodically take apart a Tupperware drawer, you should know that many children are born engineers. Your only job as a parent is to nurture their creativity…and clean up the mess afterwards. Between us – product reviewer Scott Gilbertson, editor Adrienne So and me – we have seven children. Honestly, this is the most fun part of my job: calling in STEM toys for my kids and I to test together and recommend to you. It hardly feels like work.
Pack a few of these STEM toys (also called STEAM toys; we love you too, Arts!) and books that your future scientist can explode, burn, or take apart. I hope they will thank you for your early encouragement when they are older. Don’t forget to check out our many other buying guidesincluding Our favorite subscription boxes for kids And How to build the Lego collection of your dreams.
Updated November 2023: We’ve added the Clixo and Kanoodle Pyramid kits, and updated prices throughout.
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