Category Archives: STEAM Toys

STEAM Toys

It was STEM and now it’s STEAM Toys.

STEAM toysPut simply, STEM is for Science – Technology – Engineering – Maths. When it’s STEAM, the additional “A” is for Art, added in as design becomes more integral to future careers. The aim of STEAM toys is to help kids unlock their potential as technology whizzes and make learning fun and engaging.

We live in a world dominated by technology and science. Helping our children learn to innovate will help their future success. STEAM can help with because they make education fun and engaging, to encourage children to explore and experiment.

Furthermore, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths toys help develop important skills like problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking. Educational gifts may sound a bit dull but children won’t even realise they are part of their learning.

Currently popular are robotic toys, electronics and interactive toys, as well as building and construction toys.

What Are The Top Toys 2018?

Best New Toys 2018 We look at the best new toys 2018, best-selling toys, games and toy crazes, toy trends and awards to see what might be the Top Toys 2018. These are likely to be the must-have toys and games for boys and girls this year, and popular for Christmas 2018. Some of the… Read More »

Great Games To Help Children With Maths

Maths Games There’s been a lot written recently about the importance of STEAM in education. If you Google it, you’ll find lots of useful stuff about trains – or you may even end up at one of our favourite-ever shops Steamer Trading. Of course, STEAM used to be STEM. The A is for art, added in to… Read More »

Toy Industry Predicts The Must Have Toys 2018

Unveiled in January 2018, the Hero Toys 2018 are market-leading products, selected by industry experts, that look set to be the Must Have Toys 2018. They are so new that most are yet available. If you can’t find them locally, we’ve included links to Amazon where we can. Must Have Toys 2018 – Playmobil Wedding… Read More »

Best Toys Children 5-8 Years 2018

We look at best-selling toys, toy trends, educational toys and new releases to bring you our pick of the Best Toys Children 5-8 Years 2018. See also Best Toys Children 3-4 Years 2018. In case you can’t find any of these toys and games locally, we’ve included links to Amazon. Bloco Dinosaur Imaginext DC Friends… Read More »

Slime Sticking Around in 2018

It’s Still Slime Time Slime is a bit of a generic term to encompass slime, fluffy slime, goo and playfoams. They can be made up from kits or using a variety of ingredients sourced from home or the internet. There was a large slime production operation in the Must Have Toys utility room for much… Read More »

Are Goobands The Next Big Craze?

Goobands Are Collectible Bands With Goo Inside The next big thing…? Goobands are a fun, quirky collectible. The range consists of 27 pots of collectible slime, including two-colour, glitter, shimmer and glow-in-the-dark slime. Each of the 27 pots fall into one of eight slime-tastic categories including Glittogoo, Glowgoo and Throogoo. The wristband makes these a collectible To… Read More »

Oonies Mini Balloon Craft

Oonies The Clever Craft Kit We Predict Will Be Huge This Christmas Oonies are little inflatable balloons that magically stick together. They start life as small pellets in a variety of colours. Inflate them using the Starter Pack. Oonies stick to themselves to create small balloon models. Make whatever you want but animal models look… Read More »

Goldie Blox – Getting girls into STEM

Goldie Blox – Engineering aimed at girls Goldie Blox is a STEM toy to get girls interested in engineering. See our page on STEAM Toys. According to the Royal Academy of Engineering there is a shortage of engineers and scientists in the UK. This is despite the fact that these areas are two of the fastest growing… Read More »

Slime Kits – STEAM Craft Toy Craze

Slime Kits For a more updated version of this post, see Slime or visit our page on Latest Toy Crazes. If you haven’t been slimed by Slime yet, it’s only a matter of time. I first became aware of this ‘craze’ when special ‘slimez’ account started to pop up on my daughter’s social media. If… Read More »