12 Awesome Toys & Games That Build STEM Skills

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Scratching your head over what would make a great gift for the kiddos for Christmas or an upcoming birthday? Look no further than this list of toys, which are designed to spark an interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math). We've all heard how America needs more kids interested in STEM, since that's where the future's jobs are. Meanwhile, kids will have so much fun building robots, growing crystals, and engineering dollhouses, they won't even realize all that STEM is sinking in! For a gift that will keep your kids' brain cells firing and their job prospects rolling in down the road, consider getting some of these toys.

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Best STEM toys for kids

Toy #3 sounds amazing for girls ... and toy #5 is a steal for $3!

 

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