The successor to Botley the Coding Robot, a Toy of the Year award-winner, is here with Botley 2.0. Botley 2.0 teaches the basics of coding and critical thinking without any screen. It features all-new functions and coding challenges. Young coders can build sequences up to 150 steps, explore Botley’s expanded personality traits, and use a built-in sensor to light up Botley in the dark.
Your budding little engineer will enjoy assembling their own Design & Drill Bolt Buddies Fire Truck. It has a real working kid-friendly power drill! Kiddos will learn the basics of simple construction and engineering while building fine motor skills with tools designed for their little hands. After building it, race to the rescue with action-packed rescue missions.
Kids can engage in learning that’s fun with the Butterfly Garden Home School Edition. This STEM kit lets you watch caterpillars change into butterflies! Over the course of 3 weeks, parents and kids can actually see their caterpillars transform into butterflies. It’s an engaging and fun way to learn through play.
The Magic Adventures Globe lets kids explore new places, languages, and cultures through a video screen that plays BBC videos. What’s cool? It’s educational while making learning fun for kids. Shhh! Kids will be having too much fun to know they’re learning!
The new HEXBUG Flash nano Playset features a built-in, colored LED light that illuminates the path underneath it as it races down the track. Kids can arrange the colorized track in different ways to build pathways for the bugs to explore. With so many possibilities, it’s endless fun!
Transform your tablet into hands-on learning adventures with Osmo Coding Starter Kit. It’s a great introduction to coding for kids. Kids learn the basic of coding — including sequencing, looping, and problem-solving. Combining physical blocks, educational games, and your iPad, it helps kids learn the fundamentals of coding in a fun way. Kids will be going on fun adventures, making music, and learning to code. Since it feels like a video game, kids are naturally more engaged — having fun while learning.
Inspired by Robert Irwin, the GeoSafari Jr. Talking Wildlife Camera helps kids learn about nature around them through trivia, photos, and facts. It features the voice of wildlife superstar Robert Irwin. Irwin guides kids through the wildlife of 6 different regions with over 100 wildlife facts and quizzes included for inquisitive minds.
Previously a successful TV plug-and-play product, EyeClops from Jakks Pacific is launching a new version this year. This time it’s a self-standing microscope and it magnifies objects up to 800 times. It’s perfect for encouraging exploration and observation for young scientists ready to explore nature and the world around them.
A new form of toys-to-life games, Shifu Tacto transforms any tablet into a gaming platform. It’s a multiplayer, AR gamepad that cradles an iOS or Android tablet and uses the tablet to generate content. Positioning a physical figurine on the screen controls and interacts with the game. With Snakes & Ladders, players move the pieces along a moving digital version of the game board. Other classics include Checkers and Ludo with a twist. Add-on kits with other AR experiences are also available, with more planned for release.
Part of the best-selling Junior Inventor line, Optical Science Lab lets kids explore optical science and light. The set includes a spinning, sliding, reconfigurable station including a crane, nuts, bolts, a wrench, and a bell with everything kids need to conduct 8 different scientific experiments. Experiments include creating a periscope, cone illusion, 3D viewer, rotating kaleidoscope, infinity mirror, and more. It’s a fantastic STEM kit for encouraging scientific experimentation and exploration.
Explore the principles of magnetism with the Junior Inventor Magnetic Science Lab. Use the included tools to assemble and conduct 7 magnetic experiments, then reconfigure the parts and pieces to conduct your own. Experiments include creating a gravity magnet, a spinning planet, magnetic fishing, a swirling magnet, and more.
Little scientists will be amazed with this chemistry lab in a box. It comes with everything you need complete 11 mind blowing science experiments, though additional common household ingredients are required. While it is designed for grade school children, adult supervision is require since she will be mixing acids and bases to create everything from magic ooze to an underwater volcano.
Here’s a great building toy that is also a fun way to learn about Math. Unlike a box of Legos, tt comes with all the same sized cubes. Girls can put the cubes together to create anything they dream up. The coolest part? The cubes can be used to help children visualize early math concepts like addition and subtraction.
Does she love looking up into the sky? Young astronauts can travel to space with this gorgeous book from National Geographic. The book is divided into 5 chapters. Through break taking photos and easy to read text, it first explores the Earth, the moon, and the sun before moving further into the space.
Love playing with snow? You don’t need to wait for winter snow to play with snow with Insta-Snow Powder. How does it work? Simply add water and watch the magic take place right before your very eyes. The coolest part? It looks just like real snow and makes 2 gallons.
Who said that learning math has to be boring? This is no ordinary board game. Designed for kids 5 and up, this award winning game helps teach early addition and subtraction skills in a very fun way. There are no endless worksheets or drills here! Players roll 3 dice: 2 numbered dice and 1 operational dice. Depending on the operational dice, she will either add or subtract the two numbered dice to move along the board. The best part? She will actually love math.
Who needs a calculator? One of the best ways to learn how to do math is with an abacus. Providing a hands on tactile approach, this one from Melissa & Doug has small colored discs that move along the posts. As children move the beads back and forth, it helps children visualize simple math concepts like addition and subtraction.
The Kidnoculars is the only pair of binoculars designed specifically for kids. The great thing is that kids never have to worry about focusing the lens. Kids can explore their world around them and examine everything from plants, animals, or even ball games and concerts all from a distance. The binoculars offer 2x magnification, meaning you can get closer to the action. This is a great tool promoting STEM learning via scientific exploration.
What happens when you combine stories with building blocks? You get these fun STEM building kits from Kids First. As she reads the story, she will have to build 10 different vehicles using the 70 pieces. All of the building instructions are beautifully woven into the story. She will have to build everything from a motorcycle to a school bus as she helps the characters in the story solve problems.
Budding scientists will love this STEM set. Kids can run science experiments with this science lab set from Learning Resources. The tools are sized perfectly for little kids. And the pieces are durable and feature measurement markings. Kids will have fun learning science concepts.
This might look like your ordinary airplane toy, but it is so much more. Unlike most toys that come with pretend tools, this one comes with a battery powered drill that works just like the real thing. Girls can actually build the plane by screwing all the 21 components together. When your little mechanic is done putting it together, she can then take it apart over and over.
Mental Blox is an award winning brain boosting building toy from Learning Resource. It comes with different plastic shapes and cards with diagrams on it. There are so many ways to play and you can easily adapt the rules for your child. At first, kids can try to recreate the structures on the cards by looking at the picture. Then they can try to look at the card for 10 seconds and try to build it from memory. Lastly, they can also build the structure without looking by listening to a teammate.
STEM is huge right now. Botley is a colorful coding robot that is designed for teaching the youngest coders, as young as 5, how to program. There is no screen or app required. It comes with a variety of pieces. Kids will have to “code” Botley to navigate through a variety of obstacle courses. It teaches basic programming skills, such as loops and simple directional commands.
Snap Circuits are simple snap together circuits that allow children to learn about electronics. There is no soldering or wiring as all of the components are self contained. Kids simply have to put the components together on the board to build various projects from a light bulb to a fan that turns on. Designed for younger kids, this set comes with few pieces and easier projects. The colored coded components make it easy for beginners to follow along.
Transform your iPad into an early learning tool with the Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit. Designed for ages 3-5, the Little Genius Starter Kit enables kids to learn pre-reading, storytelling, problem-solving, letter formation, and fine motor development. Four learning game apps make hands-on learning fun.
Sure you can learn about metamorphosis in a textbook, but somehow watching the whole process unfold before your eyes is even more exhilarating. This kit from Insect Lore comes with 10 live caterpillars. Over the course of a few weeks, kids will watch these caterpillars change into chrysalis and then transform in beautiful butterflies. Seeing is believing! It’s truly a magical experience.
Ready for play beyond the screen? Get ready to solve mysteries around the world with Osmo Detective Agency. Players will explore the world, learn about cities and cultures, develop observation skills, and critically think to solve clues and mysteries. Can you solve the mystery? A compatible tablet and Osmo Base are required to play.
Does she love going outside and collecting icky little critters, rocks, or leaves? Now she can collect them all inside this case. The coolest part? This lid of the case has a pair of binoculars on it so she can see the insects up close and personal. It takes bug catching to a whole new level of fun.
Transform your tablet into a creative tool with Osmo Creative Starter Kit. Packed with hands-on games for learning, this kit makes learning fun for kids. Kids learn drawing, listening, speed of drawing, visual thinking, problem-solving, physics, creative problem-solving and fine motor skills. With the Monster app, your drawings will come to life on the iPad. Newton teaches physics in a fun way. Since the Osmo Base is included, you just need a compatible iPad. Draw, create, and imagine through play!
Code-A-Pillar Twist represents the next-generation of the popular Code-A-Pillar coding toy for preschoolers with a fun twist. Twist the dials to create a sequence for Code-A-Pillar to follow. Make it go forward, left or right, and even code lights and sounds. Changing the combinations set Code-A-Pillar down different paths. With over 1,000 possible combinations, kids are encouraged to explore and discover the fundamentals of coding in a fun way while also practicing critical-thinking, problem-solving, planning, and sequencing.
Girls will love this flower and garden themed building set with gears. This colorful set includes 116 pieces. It includes everything from gears and flowers to butterfies, bees, ladybugs, and more! It’s a great set promoting early STEM learning. Let your girl’s imagination bloom with this wonderful set!
Who knew that rocks could be so fun? This kit comes with eight rocks with crystals inside. Kids simply use the included digging tool to go to town on the rocks and unearth the hidden treasures inside. It does create a lot of dust so it’s an activity that is best done outdoors.
Coding Critters are interactive pets that teach kids the basics of coding. With playsets, storybook coding adventures, and 2 interactive modes, kids also learn critical thinking, problem-solving, and STEM skills. The included 20-page storybook features several coding challenges to dive into. Each set comes with 2 figures, a structure, slide, and accessories to complete the coding challenges. Elegantly combining storytelling and role-playing themes with cute characters is a unique and fun take on early coding preparedness.
Get ready for explosive fun with Beaker Creatures Series 3 Bubbling Volcano Reactor! Simply add the included pod and water inside the volcano and watch the bubbly eruption take place like a real volcano eruption. So cool! A mystery creature, poster featuring fun science facts, and an experiment guide are included in the set. Who knew learning science could be so fun?!
Kinderbot is an interactive programmable robot teaching preschoolers and kindergarteners coding and engineering concepts. Additionally, it teaches kids letters, counting, shape and more. By ‘programming’ his movements, kids will develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Choose from three ways to play: free coding, learning challenges, and a secret booklet — which unlocks additional learning.
With mirrors inside, this periscope is so cool. It allows her to peep around corners. Your little scientist will love using this Periscope to spy on her annoying little brother or scoping out that bird in the tree. Just watch out, she might even use it to spy on you so get your hand out of the cookie jar.
Explore socio-emotional and age-appropriate coding skills with the Mix & Match-a-Saurus. It’s all about learning and discovery through play. Kids can interchange 9 different ‘coding’ tiles that determine the dinosaur’s songs, mood, and interactions. With so many different possibilities, what will you make your dino do?
Coding Critters Bopper introduces preschoolers to early STEM skills, sequential logic, and critical thinking. Kids can follow color coding storybook activities to code Bopper the bunny to locate carrots, pull them around in the garden cart, and more. You can even feed and pet your lil’ coding buddy. Can you help Bopper, Hip, and Hop through these storybook coding adventures?