This week, the Toy Insider hosted its annual HoliDay of Play event in New York City. At this event, their experts unveiled their list of the 10 best STEM toys for the upcoming 2019 holiday season.
STEM is one of the hottest trends in play, and parents looking to stimulate an interest in STEM while giving their kids something to enjoy should consider the toys on this list.
HoliDay of Play
This was the 8th year of the “HoliDay of Play”. Toy brands were on hand to demonstrate their hot toys for the holiday season. In addition, the Toy Insider experts unveiled their Hot 20, STEM 10, Pop 20, and their new 12 Under $12 list.
Toy Insider STEM 10 Toys for 2019
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The emphasis on these skills are because they are seen as essential to development and the potential for success in today's world. STEM toys are fun and inspire a love of these subjects.
Kids can build 5 different models of this robot that uses suction to climb smooth, vertical surfaces.
Kids can build a fire station and fire truck with magnetic pieces.
Kids learn basic coding, geometry, and math as they use a simple interface to tell Artie what to draw. What kids code becomes real art on paper.
Preschoolers can learn the basics of coding without screens using these interactive pets.
Excavate dinosaur bones from layers of slime. Then build two dinosaur models with the bones you find.
Build and design this roller coaster and watch the car race through flips and turns to avoid the moving dragon!
Build 3 different droids, including R2-D2, from LEGO bricks. Then, use the LEGO BOOST Star Wars app to code and command the droids to move. Complete more than 40 missions!
Build a sound-activated robotic hedgehog. Watch it tumble, spin, roll, and more when you clap.
Build 7 different motorized robots with snap-together pieces. No tools required.
Build a cardboard guitar or sound sampler with working circuits. Explore fun with sound waves by creating your own music.
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