STEM toys Stories February 18

Kids these days are getting electronics earlier and earlier in life. I remember when I was a child and the best handheld game I had was Snake on my parent’s cell phones. Now, LeapFrog, an industry leader in children-focused educational games, announced the RockIt Twist, a handheld gaming system for kids ages 4-8.

This new system was announced at the 2019 Toy Fair and is designed to reinvent educational gaming for kids. It’ll feature side buttons, spinners, sliders, and switches providing children with a new and unique experience.

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STEM toys Stories February 14

expiredLearn to code w/ Anki’s Cozmo Collector’s Edition Robot: $89 (Refurb, Orig. $180)

Focus Camera is offering the Anki Cozmo Collector’s Edition Toy Coding Robot for $89 shipped in certified refurbished condition. Also available in the standard model for the same price. Originally $180, this beats our last mention by $10 and is the best available. For comparison, Amazon currently has it for $159 in new condition. This coding robot is great for teaching your kids about technology and having fun at the same time. Enjoy a 90-day warranty with purchase. Rated 4.4/5 stars from hundreds at Amazon.

STEM toys Stories December 17, 2018

expiredGet Anki’s best-selling Cozmo Learning Robot for $126, or Vector Robot for $165 (New low)

Amazon is currently offering the Anki Cozmo Learning Robot at $125.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy as one of its doorbusters. Normally up to $180, it’s been around $150 at Amazon lately and this is within $1 of its all-time low. There’s still time to order (or pick up) one of these for Christmas, and it’s the perfect learning tool for your kids. Rated 4.3/5 stars and is a #1 best-seller at Amazon.

STEM toys Stories November 30, 2018

expiredThe Wonder Workshop Cue Robot teaches kids to code for $129.50 (Reg. $200)

Amazon offers the Wonder Workshop Cue Robot for $129.67 shipped. Normally $200, it goes for around $150 or so at Amazon these days and this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. If you have younger children that are interested in technology, this STEM toy is perfect. It’ll teach them to code and love electronics at the same time. Rated 4+ stars from over 70% of shoppers. You can learn more in our announcement coverage.

STEM toys Stories September 4, 2018

expiredWin w/ Osmo’s Hot Wheels MindRacers Kit at 50% off for $40 shipped

Amazon offers the Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers Kit with iPad base for $39.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. Normally $80, this is a new all-time low and is the best available. Each MindRacers set comes with six different Hot Wheels cars that have their own “unique personalities and super automotive powers” in the digital arena. Rated 4/5 stars. Learn more in our announcement coverage.

STEM toys Stories May 7, 2018

expiredThese Osmo Learning Kits are great teaching tools for kids from $42 shipped, today only

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy offers a few Osmo Learning Kits on sale from $42. Shipping is included on all orders. Our favorite is the Hot Wheels MindRacers Kit for $47.99. Normally $80 at other retailers like Amazon, this is the second-lowest price we’ve ever tracked and the best currently available. Rated 4/5 stars at Amazon, and you can learn more about it in our announcement coverage.

STEM toys Stories February 12, 2018

Toys that teach kids hands-on about robotics, science, math, and more are commonly known as STEM toys. A company called Klutz specializes in making educational and STEM toys for kids. The majority of the toys they create also have an extensive how-to component that helps kids truly understand the concepts they’re learning about. These book-based activity kits range from topics like robotics, engineering, circuits and even more. Here are the new kits that will take the stage at Toy Fair next week.

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STEM toys Stories February 5, 2018

Makeblock is a company we highlighted last year for its revolutionary STEM building sets. Now, the company has two products that have won the prestigious iF Design Award, its Neuron robotic building system and Airblock modular drone. 

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STEM toys Stories January 30, 2018

expiredWonder Workshop’s Cue Robot teaches kids about tech for $145.50 (Reg. $200)

Amazon offers the Wonder Workshop Cue Robot for $145.52 shipped. Normally $200, this is the second lowest we’ve tracked and the best available. To learn more about what Wonder Workshop’s Cue Robot, check out our announcement coverage. Rated 3.7/5 stars.

STEM toys Stories January 19, 2018

expiredTeach your kids to code w/ Bit 2.0, the coding robot: $45 (Reg. $60)

Amazon offers the Ozobot Bit 2.0 Coding Robot Starter Pack in blue for $44.88 shipped. Normally $60, this is a match for our last mention and Amazon’s best price. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Sure modern technology is great, in fact most of the time it’s pretty awesome, but what’s the use of it if we don’t even know how it all works? Maybe this kind of learning is already lost on the majority of us adults, but maybe there’s still hope for our kids. There’s a new STEM toy currently being funded on Kickstarter and it has already reached its funding goal with a month left in its campaign. It’s called PapierMachine and it teaches your kids about circuits by letting them build their own.

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STEM toys Stories December 26, 2017

expiredBit 2.0 is a coding robot that teaches kids & is just $45 shipped (Reg. $60)

Amazon has the Bit 2.0 Coding Robot Starter Pack on sale for $44.88 shipped. Normally $60, this is a match for the lowest price we’ve seen it offered for. If you’re wanting to teach your kids how to code and program, this is a fun and interactive way to do that. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

STEM toys Stories September 26, 2017

Kano has long made DIY kits that allow you to build your own computer or learn to code. They recently announced the Computer Kit Complete, a full-featured computer powered by the Raspberry Pi 3. The kit features a Raspberry Pi 3, 10.1-inch HD screen, keyboard, battery, and sound sensor. The entire kit is assembled like you would LEGOs and comes with instructions to match. Young and old, this kit should prove a great learning experience for all.

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STEM toys Stories March 29, 2017

Teaching your kids how to play music should be enjoyable and easy for them. However, learning to play traditional instruments like the piano or even guitar and then learning to read music isn’t always simple or fun at first. That’s where Musicon comes in.

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STEM toys Stories March 21, 2017

Let your kids explore the world with the Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe for $40 shipped (Reg. $70+)

Oregon Scientific via eBay is offering its Interactive SmartGlobe for just $39.99 shipped. That’s $40 off the original list and the price, $30 less than Amazon and the lowest we can find for it. This interactive globe has 19 learning activities, three game panels, and requires three AAA batteries that are included. Rated 4.4/5 stars by over 100 Amazon shoppers.

Additional features:

  • Hours of educational content with more than 250 countries to explore!
  • Touch mode to discover more about continents, capitals, population, geography and much more!
  • You’ll be amazed each time you spin the globe and point the interactive SmartPen

STEM toys Stories November 9, 2015

expired40% off select S.T.E.M Toys: Magformers $30, K’NEX from $10, Erector sets $18, more

Today only as part of its early-access one day Black Friday sale, Target offers 40% off select S.T.E.M Toys.

The S.T.E.M. movement is perhaps one of the most important trends in toys in decades. STEM is actually an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It’s these skills that kids must adopt in order to stay relevant in today’s tech-centric world.

Here are our picks from the over 200+ STEM toys on sale from Target:

Also for today only, Amazon offers 40% off Magformers learning toys. The best seller out of the bunch is the Rainbow 30 Piece Set for $29.99 Prime shipped. That’s $20 off the regular price and the lowest we can find. The set contains the exact number required to build the classic magic ball. It’s made with high quality and super powerful magnets. Parents, it’s also a perfect set for traveling because the pieces stick together. 650 Amazon customers gave it 4.7/5 stars.

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