STEM Toys

STEM Becomes STEAM

STEM Toys are a key toy trend. Sometimes, they are described as STEAM Toys, the extra A is for Art. These toys help children explore, experiment and learn about STEAM topics through play. Furthermore, they are perfect presents for curious children. Here’s our pick of STEM Toys in all categories. Please check age recommendations carefully. If you can’t find any locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure].

Educational Science Toys – STEM Toys

Power Tracks

Power Tracks set in the Action Science range from John Adams. Teaches the first steps of coding and circuit building. Includes Volty the easy to code robot. For 5+.

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Rainforest Science

New science set that helps you explore the rainforest’s wild eco-systems.

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Frightful First Experiments

Includes lots of ‘proper’ science kit like test-tubes and goggles for 18 experiments. Great present from Horrible Science.

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Horrible Science Explosive Experiments

Create a rocket, erupting volcano, lava lamp and slime.

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Primary Science Lab Set

Hands on science set designed for small hands. Real science experiments.

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GALT Magnetic Lab

Nine fun experiments with full instructions. Scientific thinking while having fun. Well-priced for a birthday present.
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Sparkle Science

Five glittering projects including Lava Lamp, bath bomb and grow your own crystal necklace. Good gift for anyone who likes a bit of sparkle.

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Really Gross Science

Ten extremely gross science projects in this set from John Adams.

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Illusion Science

Classic illusion tricks. Twenty fun activities with the science explained too.

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Nat Geographic Volcano Science Kit

Includes everything you need to create a volcano, paint it, and even make it erupt!

 

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Lie Detector Set

The perfect gift for a curious children. All instructions included.
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Brainbox Science 10 Minute Challenges

Visual memory game focusing on science.

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Microscope With 30 Experiments

A 23cm microscope with lenses, colour filters, three magnifications. Includes 30 scientific experiments with full instructions.

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Worm World

See inside the world of worms. Find your own or order them from the manufacturer, order form included. Great STEM present.

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Crystal Growing Experimental Kit

For teenagers. Features seven crystal growing experiments. They literally grow in front of your eyes!

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Slime Lab

Includes eight different slime experiments. Follows the toy trend for slime.

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Grow Your Own Butterfly Garden

Tested and recommended by us. Get caterpillars with voucher March-September. Makes a lovely gift.

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Earth And Constellations Globe

Shows earth by day and stars by night in a dark room. Great present.
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Squishy Human Body

Great way to discover the science of the human body. From the Smart Lab brand. Brilliant STEM toy.

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STEM Educational Toys – Technology

Boxer The Robot

New AI robot with a big personality. There are many ways to play including tricks and games with a free app to extend play possibilities. Would make a great present. On the Argos Christmas List 2018.

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Robo Chameleon

Easy to use colour changing robot for ages 3+. Winner of The Toy Awards awards 2018.

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Botley Coding Robot

On the list of Hero Toys 2018 and eagerly awaited in the UK. Children from 5 years+ can programme Botley to perform a sequence of steps as he avoids obstacles, manoeuvres courses and moves objects. Great gift for Christmas.

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Spider Robot

Suitable for older kids and teens. Build your own spider robot.

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John Adams Hot Wires

Over 100 experiments. Involves light, sound, movement.

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Build Your Own Robot Arm

Self-assembly kit for teenagers. Endless possibilities with this gift.

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LEGO Mindstorms

Build walking, talking, thinking robots. Compatible with all other sets. Great STEM present for a LEGO fan.

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Osmo Genius

Turns your tablet in to a learning tool. Includes five award-winning games. Adjusts to the right learning level for ages 5-12 years.

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Wind-Up Robot Workshop

Make your own wind-up robots model-making kit. Includes instructions and ideas. Great present for kids who love robots.

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Cozmo Robot

Big for Christmas 2017. Highly advanced robot who remembers his environment and reacts to it and you. Requires a compatible device.

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Bot Squad Grip Toy

From WowWee, makers of the Fingerlings Monkey. Includes 50+ sounds and phrases.

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 Engineering STEM Toys

Goldie Blox And The Spinning Machine

Desinged to inspire the next generation of female engineers. A STEM gift that builds spatial skills, engineering principles and problem solving.

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Build Your Own V8 Petrol Engine

Build a fully functional, moterized model of a V8 petrol engine.

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LEGO Architecture

Build London skyline includes 468 pieces. Compatible with all other LEGO. Great gift for LEGO fans.

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GALT Super Marble Run

Includes chutes, roundabouts, marbles and more. Great for rainy days.
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Wooden Rotating Gears Toy

Suitable for ages 18 months+. Gears of the same size are exchangeable to make different combinations.
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My First Magformers Set

Perfect starter learning set. Includes large idea building cards. Great STEM gift for a smaller Magformers fan.
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Design And Drill Set

Great STEM present for ages 3-7 years. Create a pattern on the design board. Includes design cards but not batteries.

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Brio Construction Set

Brio is a brilliant brand for wooden construction. Uses FSC certified wood. Contains 135 pieces including tools.

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Meccano Max

Meccano toys are still going strong. This set has a 30 cms tall robot featuring AI and customisable programming. Infrared sensors to navigate. Build in 1-3 hours.

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K’Nex Roller Coaster

Builds a working swing ride and two extra models. Includes 470+ pieces.

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STEM Educational Toys – Art

Mould And Paint Glitter Fairies

Create fridge magnets or badges. Lovely art gift for a fan of fairies.

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Playfoam

Picks up on the slime toy trend. Completely mess-free. Does not dry out. Non-toxic. Develops fine motor skills.

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Mould And Paint Dinosaur

Kids craft set to make your own plaster fridge magnets and badges. Paint with glow-in-the-dark paint. Great STEM present for a birthday party.

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Cupcake Charms

Create, bake and shrink your very own cupcake jewellery charms with this lovely kids craft set. Includes 20 pre-cut shapes.

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John Adams Blo Pens

Create fantastic airbrush pictures. Includes 12 Blo pens, workstation and reusable stencils. Washable and non-toxic. Great present.

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Crayola Super Tips Washable Pens

Includes 25 Super Tips markers, 40 sheets of paper and a convenient carry case.

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Tomy Megasketcher

Encourages early development of creativity and motor skills. Great creative present. Includes stampers.

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Magnetic Easel

Table-top standing. Double-sided with magnetic whiteboard and blackboard. Includes lots of accessories including marker and magnets.

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Bottle Sand Art Kit

Excellent value gift. Includes four bottles and four bags of sand. Bottle Sand makes a good gift for creative children.

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Spirograph

Spirograph is a craft toy that keeps on going. Timeless gift. Hours of fun. This is the 45 piece set with storage.

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My Fairy Light Up Garden

New grow and play creative craft kit from My Fairy Garden. Includes lights.

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STEM Toys – Maths

Fractions Towers

Tested and recommended by us. Helps children visualise the concept of fractions and see mathematical models. Great educational gift for maths learners.

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Abacus

Timeless learning tool. Helps teach maths skills, patterning and colour recognition. A present that is not only educational but looks good too.

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Orchard Toys Bus Stop Game

Educational STEM game that uses simple addition, subtraction and counting. Orchard Toys games make great presents.

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Quirkle

For 2-4 players aged 6+. Earn points by matching colours and shapes. Help develop strategy skills.
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Times Tables Placemat

Tried and tested by us. This is a thing that really works. Put their times tables in front of them at every mealtime!

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Sum Swamp Game

Addition and subtraction game. Award-winning game for ages 5+.

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Counting Three Bears

Set of 96 bears in three different sizes and weights. Ideal for early counting. Good for colour recognition. For school age children.

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GALT Tell The Time Set

For ages 3-6 years. The award-winning listening game that is different every time you play!

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Maths Magic

15 fun maths tricks. Ideal for cognitive skills. Ages 8+.
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ZooBooKoo Maths Cube

Fun way to learn their times tables. Intriguing tactile format. Suitable for ages 6+

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Science, Technology, Engineering, Art And Maths

STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Art. So, these toys all have an educational side related to one or more of these areas of learning. Some examples of STEM Toys range from slime making kits to solar robots.

Why are STEM toys important?

In the 21st Century, we live in a world dominated by technology and science. So, helping our children learn to innovate will aid their future success. One way to do this is to make education fun and engaging. This encourages children to explore and experiment. Furthermore, STEM toys help develop important skills like problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking.

Why are STEM developmental toys so popular?

There is a trend towards toys and games that contribute to children’s physical and mental development. With rising obesity concerns and increased urbanisation, parents are constantly looking for physical development toys. Recently, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) toys have been favoured by parents who want to ensure that their child will be competitive academically.

Are STEM toys anything new?

There are have always been chemistry sets, construction sets, computer/technology games and toys, maths learning games and craft sets for children. Now, we call them STEM toys to demonstrate how innovations are dependent on all these subjects for success. Finally, you may have already noticed many classic toys given an educational aspect that may not have been there before.

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Related Link – Educational Toys on Amazon
Related Link – Top Toy picks from The British Science Association.

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