Author: Jocelyn Ortega

Many of the best science kits for kids have stood the test of time. These brought back memories of my own childhood days of Ant Farms and rock tumbling. These science kits help develop science skills and curiosity without even realizing the toy would be categorized as "education". While there are so many great science experiment kits, I wanted to...

You may already be aware about drones, and even have one yourself! But what are the best drones for kids? Drones get expensive, they can break. At first glance they drones may not seem very STEM-related. But the applications with drones in modern careers is fascinating. Farmers monitor crops and environmentalists monitor waterways via drones. Land surveys and more are...

A great STEM toy spurs the imagination and keeps your learners entertained. Learning never needs to feel like a chore. And these toys are certainly going to impress even the hardest to please!  Looking for the perfect gift to buy your nine-year-old for the holidays or their birthday? Well, we’ve searched for educational toys and...

Building toys are among the best to encourage creativity as kids create skyscrapers, bridges, and so much more!  We have found the best building toys that go beyond your classic blocks to creating genius pieces to inspire your future engineer. 1. Crazy Forts When you think of "building toys", you probably don't have a fort set as the...

Looking for some great holiday gifts for your preschooler to have fun with and learn at the same time? Look no further. We have found some great STEM toys for 3 year olds!   Bath Blocks These are the perfect educational blocks for your little one to play with during bath-time. Children can stack these colorful blocks...

Five-year-olds are enthusiastic learners and problems solvers. Their imaginations expand into a desire to solve problems in creative ways. They know counting, begin basic addition/subtraction, and telling time. This is an age where this enthusiasm for problem solving should be encouraged, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) skills can be developed in a fun ways...