Science, technology, engineering and math may seem like subjects you've got to be a genius to excel in, but with the recent uprise of STEM related toys, kids and adults are discovering how fun it can be to play with learning. If you're looking for a gift for the smarty in your life - or if you're looking to dive into the magical world of science - Kristina Guerrero's got 4 new, A+ toys that are perfect for kids of all ages.
1. Little Bits Droid Inventor Kit
This tinkering kit for ages 8 - 88 will turn its user into a budding engineer. The R2D2 helps teach anyone the basics of mechanical engineering thanks to its customizable parts and pieces that put you in charge of putting together your dream droid. It even comes with a companion app that gives you everything from video instructions to missions for you to tackle as you build your droid buddy.
Get your beginner engineer juices flowing by picking up the Droid Inventor kit here for around $100.
2. Barbie Careers Chemistry Set
Barbie's had a lot of jobs over the years and in 2017, she's embarked on a new career as a chemist! You can pick up some chemistry skills too by grabbing the new, Barbie Fundamental Chemistry set. The set helps teach big kids and little ones as young as 4 the basics of chemistry through fun experiments like making slime, creating crystallization, even erupting a mini volcano - just like in science class!
You can pick up this awesome chemistry making machine from Toys R Us for around $30.
3. GeoSafari Jr.'s My First Microscope
Being a scientist means seeing more than what meets the eye. You can train anyone from ages 3 and up in the magic of magnification by picking up GeoSafari Jr.'s My First Microscope. Designed by a mom-scientist, the fully functional microscope has everything a kid needs to learn more about the world around them.
But don't worry, you won't need a microscope to look for more cash to spend on this awesome tool - You can grab the My First Microscope from Target for around $18.
4. The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
This nutty game is perfect for those of us that need a little time practicing our 1-2-3's. The award-winning counting game teaches kids how to count by matching the right acorns to their homes in separate logs. Described as "the perfect first board game", the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel game also helps teach kids the importance of taking turns while also helping them brush up on their color matching skills.
You can get sneaky and snacky with these silly squirrels by picking the game up from Target for around $15.
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