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.

Science Sets

Six Science Sets They’ll Love! Science sets are a great gift for sparking a kid’s interest in all things science-y. Here are six sets, suitable for ages ranging from six years – teen, that prove science is anything but boring. In case you can’t find any of these products locally, we’ve included links to Amazon.… Read More »

STEAM Educational Science Sets

Six Science Sets They’ll Love! I’ve read that 2018 is going to be the year of STEAM (or STEM as it was previously known). STEAM educational science sets are a great gift for sparking their interest in all things science-y. Here are six sets, suitable for ages ranging from six years – teen, that prove… Read More »

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 »

Best Toys Children 9-11 Years 2018

We look at best-selling toys, toy trends and new releases to bring you our pick of the Best Toys Children 9-11 Years 2018. See also Best Toys Children 5-8 Years 2018  Best Toys Children 3-4 Years Baby And Toddler Toys and Latest Crazes. In case you can’t find any of these toys and games locally, we’ve included links… 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. My Fairy Garden Picnic Basket… 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 »