Lately, the word STEM is everywhere. But what exactly are STEM toys ? The STEM toys are based on teaching four specific disciplines from an interdisciplinary perspective: science, technology, engineering and mathematics . Or what is the same, science, technology , engineering and mathematics in English, from which its name comes. The STEM method proposes integrating these four branches into the same educational paradigm instead of teaching them as separate subjects, based on real-world applications.
Objectives of STEM games
One of the objectives of STEM games is to prepare children for the professions of the future, such as robotics, computers and natural sciences. The STEM toys you’ll find at Eurekakids enhance cognitive development, hone math skills, stimulate problem solving, help communicate effectively, and improve motor skills and eye-hand coordination, while also driving team play, language development, and creativity through model building. All this while still having fun at the same time!
The most original seems to us the mouse from the Programmable Robot Mouse Activity Set , a game to learn the basics of programming and sequencing. We have tried it and we can attest that it is super fun! This educational game consists of assembling a circuit with the tiles and then introducing a sequence of orders in the Colby little robot mouse so that it travels the maze by itself. It is an ideal activity for children to learn the basics of coding. The objective is to make the journey by himself until you reach the cheese. Once reached, it makes fun sounds and your eyes light up! We also have a simpler version, which does not include the maze tiles. This is the programmable robot mouseJack, ready to follow orders and teach the kids to code!
Eurekakids Experiment Kits are also great for learning about science. Take a look at the Volcano Experiment Set , which will allow kids to create their own volcano and make it erupt, or the Water Laboratory to learn about this element and its properties, as well as the Magnetic Experiments Kit to discover all the secrets of magnetic energy. Or lab-based toys and games, like My First Microscope or the Microscope Magnifier.
The globes of which we have already spoken on other occasions also constitute one of the bases of the STEM method: they are fundamental for learning geography, another of the props of science.
Popular classics like construction games are also STEM, as they contribute to improving spatial vision and starting in the engineering world. From the famous Lego to Quercetti construction kits.
To improve on something that is not always easy for the kids in the house, kill them, the Math Game 10 to the top is a lot of fun: the objective is to build a high tower with soft cubes, and the first to add 10 with the last cube.
Head over to our physical stores or the new category that we have created on the web, dedicated exclusively to STEM toys , and start preparing your little one for the future from now on!