The Benefits of STEM Toys and Inspiring Your Kids Through Play

The Benefits of STEM Toys and Inspiring Your Kids Through Play

Toys related to Science, Technology, Engineering or Math are commonly known as STEM toys. Parents often turn to STEM toys to help their children become interested in these areas. Recent studies have shown that it is important to help children become problem solvers, and many STEM toys can help children develop these skills. 

What are STEM Toys?

STEM toys are based on the concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Other examples of STEM toys include math puzzles, craft kits, jigsaw puzzles and more. These toys sharpen the skills of children and make STEM topics fun and attractive. STEM toys are designed for children of all ages and it is recommended to introduce STEM topics at an early stage in a child’s life. As STEM toys are fun and enjoyable, children become less intimidated by these topics as they age. 

The Benefits of STEM Toys 

We have outlined some of the benefits that STEM-related toys have for children. 

Improve Cognitive Skills 

STEM toys are designed with various difficulty levels and are great ways to improve children’s cognitive skills. They help enhance problem-solving skills, enhance memory, improve decision making and improve perception. 

Improve Fine & Gross Motor Skills

Many STEM toys require good hand-eye coordination. Some toys require building, construction, model-making and more. Allowing your children to engage in this type of play will help build both gross and fine motor skills. 

Interpersonal Skills

Many toys provide children with a social experience. STEM toys can help children approach difficult topics in a play-like environment while playing with their peers or friends. Engaging in this type of play helps improve children’s interpersonal skills. Developing strong collaboration and communication skills will help children become more confident and adaptable to new situations. 

Inspire Your Children Through Play

We have outlined a list of our most popular toys that will inspire your children to engage in STEM activities and help them learn valuable skills through play. 

Ignite Logic and Sequential Reasoning with Circuit Maze

Children are challenged to arrange the tokens to create a real circuit that lights up the different coloured beacons. These clever circuit building puzzles provide a boost of brainpower and a wonderful introduction to electrical engineering for children. With 60 challenges ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert, this logic game will provide engineers of all levels with hours of electrifying fun. Suitable for ages 8 years and up.

ThinkFun Circuit Maze



Junior Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game

The Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game helps children develop critical skills in logical reasoning and planning skills as they play! Designed for children aged five and up, the game is easy to learn and includes 40 beginners to expert challenges that become increasingly difficult as you play. This game is an ideal logic game for younger children, however, it is still plenty of fun for older children and adults too. 

Think Fun Rush Hour Junior


Explosive Experiment Kit

This Horrible Science Explosive Experiment Kit allows children to create and launch a rocket, watch a volcano erupt, make a lava lamp, and mix up some seriously slimy snot. These eye-popping experiments are a fun and exciting way to teach children about science. This Horrible Science Explosive Experiment Kit is recommended for children eight and above and requires adult supervision. 

Horrible Science Explosive Experiments

Galt Toys Mega Marble Run

This Mega Marble Kit is guaranteed to provide lots of fun to all of the family. Building the Mega Marble Run encourages children to use their imagination and problem-solving skills. This toy is recommended for children aged 4-8 and is designed to encourage learning through play. 

Mega Marble Run

STEM Toys at The Toy Shop

There are many skills children can gain from playing with STEM toys. They introduce children to topics, like science, maths, engineering, and technology. Making them more approachable. They help build many cognitive skills, improve imagination and creativity, and help children become more confident and collaborative. The Toy Shop have a wide range of STEM toys to suit children of all ages and abilities. Browse our online shop to see our range of STEM toys and the skills they provide to your children. 

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