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5 Fun STEAM Toys for Future Engineers, Designers, and Coders

 

We incorporate STEAM into our daily curriculum. This helps children experience various STEAM activities, while learning through play. It's never too early to introduce toys that help develop STEAM principles. This primer highlights a variety of toys across multiple ages that help expand STEAM learning in and out of the classroom. 

 

SCIENCE: Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit (Ages 8 and up) 

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 Concepts and skills it builds on: coding, sequencing, logical thinking, and problem-solving
 
 
Using logical skills, kids can program a path by placing direction tiles on the board, to create a line from start to end, while avoiding other dangers in the garden. Place bunny on start and watch him follow your path! The cards are numbered, so each level gets harder. Follow those challenges or have fun creating your own!
 
Concepts and skills it builds on: coding, sequencing, logical thinking, and problem-solving
 
 
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This vibrant Marble Run comes with 60 translucent pieces that allow you to see the marble action from top to bottom as the 10 glass marbles make their way down the set. 
 
Concepts and skills it builds on: coding, sequencing, logical thinking, and problem-solving
 
 
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Encourage toddlers to develop counting, plus shape and color recognition skills as they build their own robot friend. Twist bolts into place with the kid-friendly wrench to strengthen fine motor skills.
 
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Concepts and skills it builds on: shapes, colors, creative thinking, counting, and building
 
 
MATH: Spy Code Break Free Board Game (Ages 6 and Up)
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Concepts and skills it builds on: problem-solving
 
 
 

Topics: steam, toys, science, tech, arts, engineering, math