What is STEM?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Nearly every job you can think of will require knowledge in at least one of these areas. STEM skills such as analytical thinking and problem-solving,are especially important to teach kids from an early age as it will help them both academically and in their future career choices. Check out this article for more information and also loads of STEM-related activities you can do with your kids.
STEAM is very similar to STEM but it also includes Arts. another fellow blogger has some great STEAM resources in here article about ebooks. There's a very interesting debate about STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong? that you might also enjoy reading. Finally, you might enjoy these hands-on STEM projects from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Awesome STEM Toys
Here are a few of our favorite Brackitz toys that are perfect for kiddos who love to create and build!
This Inventor Set was our first introduction to Brackitz and although it's been almost two years, the kids still love playing with this set. Be sure to scroll down, and enter for a chance to win your own Inventor Set in our giveaway!
This 47-piece Bugz Playpark is the set we received to review, and my kids (ages 7 and 10) were over the moon about it! There are so many truly fun ways to enjoy this STEM toy, which encourages them to design, build and play with their own ideas. They have been playing with these non-stop and finding ways to incorporate pieces from the Inventor Set also.
The Brackitz Driver 43-piece set is perfect for kids who love vehicles. It includes wheels, axles, hubs and rubber-band drive trains so your little engineers can create the coolest machines.
Future architects and engineers will love the Brackit Pulleys 77-piece set with all its possibilities. Kids can create a zip line or, use the crank and string to lift and move parts. This is a set that will keep your kiddos busy for hours!
The Brackitz Bugz Racpark 96-piece set is brand new and has won loads of awards already. It includes two motorized vibrating bugs and directions for building difference race parks with obstacles. Of course, like all the Brackitz toys, kids can use their imaginations to make their own creations and the possibilities are really endless.
Save Money on STEM Toys
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