Stem related Barbie toys are coming courtesy of Mattel and Thames & Kosmos.
Barbie is known for her beauty but now Mattel is trying to reinvent her for today’s kids. Early this year, Mattel announced that Barbie is going to be released with 3 new body types. Thames and Kosmos are known for their science kits that challenge children in science and technology.
Now Mattel is partnering with Thames & Kosmos to create something new in the toy isle- STEM related kits featuring Barbie. The kits include plastic pieces and science materials along with a Barbie doll. If kids can dream it, they can make it.
Barbie dolls are popular girls toys so there is no better way to get girls interested in STEM then with Barbie. The kits teach everything from math to science. The coolest part? The kits are built to be the same scale as the original Barbie Dream House.
Thames & Kosmos totally reimagined what a science kit could be for kids who love Barbie. The team started with Barbie as a central point and designed STEM lessons around her. The toys will allow kids to learn engineering, creativity, and personal expression. These are skills that kids will need for the real world in classroom settings and the workplace.
Parents like to see their kids working on a project outside of school. Kids not only get to have fun with Barbie, but they are learning math and science at the same time without even realizing it. Even Benjamin Franklin would be proud.