We’ve rounded up some of our favorite STEM toys to help spark the natural curiosity of children.
Even though Kelly was replaced by Chelsea in 2011, the Club 5 Bunch sets are still a good find at garage sales or online. Charming, and much more realistic body shape than older sister, Barbie. Read more
Crawl inside to spin and roll inside this sturdy, well made giant top. A favorite for sensory play! Read more
Twist 'em to push up more crayon. Easy to use, and no more peeled paper labels or broken crayons. Read more
A brightly colored, patterned, and textured ring stacking toy for babies and toddlers. Each ring has a button that makes a different animal sound. Read more
Very visually appealing, these huge kernels are as great for playing pretend as they are for counting into the numbered bowls. Read more
Unfortunately, this toy is no longer being produced. We are still looking for the best alternative. Read more
A simple thoughtful plastic swing for young kids up to 50 pounds. Read more
A game where children have to match letters, numbers, shapes and colors to find six bouncy balls and unlock the treasure chest. Read more
A very cheap version of an old favorite. Read on to see our link to a better version that is just like the beloved vintage classic. Read more
Unfortunately, this toy is no longer being produced by Little Tikes. We are still looking for the best alternative. Read more
Practice sentence structure and parts of speech in this game with over 500 playing cards with a variety of funny words. Read more
We question the quality of this version since it doesn't seem to stand up to the heavy-handed artists that older versions typically saw. We list an alternative in our review. Read more
An interactive, talking globe that children can use to quiz themselves with over 10,000 geography questions. Read more
A baby mobile with vibrant colors, a canopy, a mirror, and five detachable stuffed animals that can be played with separately. Read more
Build tall, strong towers with overhangs and bridges. Beloved for decades, this amazing construction set brand is soon to be gone. Read more
A quick-paced numbers game that lets kids practice their number recognition and basic math skills. Fun, too. Read more
The Noah's Ark Little People set comes with four pairs of animals, a small book explaining the story of Noah, a plastic Noah, and the blue and yellow ark. Read more
A musical toy that plays several classical songs with flashing lights and has five, colorful and detachable animals to play with. Read more
Is your friend more of a fridge or a blender? Ask similar questions about the player, and see which answers arise. The most popular answer wins. Read more
Not really coding, but still an engaging electronic puzzle that responds to the sequence of given commands. Read more
Watch the butterflies fly out of the elephants trunk and catch them with nets. The butterflies fly out fairly quickly though, so the game is over in about fifteen seconds. Read more
Kids can grasp and chew on the small ribbon tags and throw this soft, colorful, plush ball around while working on important motor skills. Read more
A basketball hoop with adjustable heights to fit children ages two to eight. Comes with a kid-sized basketball to play with. Read more
Gets children up and moving while learning about a variety of animals. With a treasure hunt mode, kids are given clues about each animal and have to find them. Read more
Explore virtually any object and see it magnified up to 200 times its original size! Read more
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