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People give all manner of toys as gifts during the holidays. Some are big hits, others flop. I think the best ones are fun and stimulating while at the same time teaching a skill or concept. In that spirit, here are some toys that fall under the broad umbrella of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Please add your own gift ideas in the comments section!

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Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.


  • http://blog.makezine.com/2012/12/14/holiday-gift-guide-2012-10-educational-inspiring-toys-for-kids/ MAKE | Holiday Gift Guide 2012: 10 Educational & Inspiring Toys for Kids

    […] other day I published the STEM Toys for Kids gift guide, focusing on toys that teach skills or concepts in the field of science, tech, engineering, and […]

  • http://www.itclips.net/2012/12/14/holiday-gift-guide-2012-10-educational-inspiring-toys-for-kids/ Holiday Gift Guide 2012: 10 Educational & Inspiring Toys for Kids

    […] other day I published the STEM Toys for Kids gift guide, focusing on toys that teach skills or concepts in the field of science, tech, engineering, and […]

  • http://www.thespacecollective.com/ Space Store

    If I was to design something like this I would try and make my own transformer, how cool would that be!!

  • http://www.mysterystocking.com/ JustineV

    Love this and just saw it now. If you’re looking for stocking stuffers for kids, too, check out: http://www.mysterystocking.com/. They’ve got great stockings full of goodies for kids that are STEM, art, and reading themed. Perfect and easy…!

  • http://makezine.com/2013/12/04/smart-gifts-science-tech-engineering-art-math-toys-for-kids/ Smart Gifts: Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, & Math Toys for Kids | MAKE

    […] STEM gift guide for 2012 featured great electronics kits for kids, including MaKey MaKey, (now with groovy stickers and a […]

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