Growing up, my Mom was a big advocate of science for us and in her elementary classroom. She encouraged us to explore, ask questions, and develop skills like reasoning, critical thinking, and logic through the scientific process. I remember always being amazed by the things that she was doing with her students (like teaching geology through different colored layers of cupcakes!) and now realize how much of what she did with me and my brother has impacted my own parenting style and the experiences I want to provide for our two kids.
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are subjects that have been around for a long time but only recently has the renewed emphasis on teaching them to kids resulted in a whole new line of toys. Geared towards fostering kids’ natural curiosity and helping them further explore topics that they might not gravitate towards otherwise, STEM toys come at a variety of price points to fit every budget. I included 10 gifts to inspire STEM learning in kids on Babble Tech in the hopes that you’ll help encourage a love of STEM in a child you love this holiday season.
And thanks Mom!
I am a compensated contributor for Babble Tech but no cross promotion is required. I’m just really proud to share this list of great STEM toys and ways to encourage learning with you!