Pointers For Parents

Holiday Gift Guide: Toys That Teach


(NAPSI)—This holiday season, toys that teach important STEM and STEAM skills are as popular with parents as they are with kids. Here are the top seven toys (that also teach) to consider giving this year!

Wonder Workshop Dot Creativity Kit Robot: Dot is a quirky robot ready to play right out of the box. Dot comes with costumes, stickers and 20 project cards for hours of creative enjoyment. Kids will learn about robotics and develop fundamental coding and problem-solving skills while having fun. Dot’s projects range from crafting to code breaking and from storytelling to construction. Ages 6+.

Wonder Workshop Dash Robot with Dash Challenge Cards Bundle: This bundle will give kids hours of activities while teaching them the basics of coding in a fun and approachable way. They will learn about loops, events, conditions, sequences and more while they play. The box of Dash challenge cards includes 24 challenge cards, a solution guide and a sticker sheet. Ages 6+.

Wonder Workshop Dash + Sketch Kit Bundle: Sketch Kit is the latest accessory for Dash and Cue robots. Sketch Kit brings kids’ imagination to life with the ability to create artwork with the help of a robot. You simply attach Sketch Kit to Dash or Cue and let the creativity run wild. The bundle comes with a Dash robot, challenge cards and a Sketch Kit pack, giving kids hundreds of hours of STEM learning through engaging freeform play. Ages 6+.

Boolean Box STEM Educational Computer Kit: Kids can learn coding, electronics and animation. This build-it-yourself computer kit was designed with input from thousands of girls in coding camps and classes. Ages 6+.

Kano Computer Kit Touch: Make your own tablet. Kids learn to code with over 100 creative challenges and stories. Then they can use it to make art, games and music. Ages 6+.

Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst STEM Kit: With the help of 10 challenge cards, budding scientists can build all sorts of robotic creations, create their own unique toys, power electric model cars and more. Ages 8+.

Makeblock Starter Robot Kit: This DIY, 2-in-1, advanced mechanical building block kit provides a fun way for kids to learn robotics, electronics and programming while creating a real robot controlled by remote or smartphone. Ages 10+.

This season, it seems, the holidays can be full STEAM ahead.


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