We all know that kids love toys. Even if they have a room full of it, they would still like to have new toys. As a parent, I sometimes feel like I’ve had enough and will not ever buy another toy. Mmm, yeah right…! For me, it is important that there is a higher educational purpose with the toys I actually do buy. I think it is important to let kids play and explore, and at the same time have a lot of fun! Join them in their play, and you might also learn new stuff. 🙂
I know that it can be tough for kids to learn the basics of programming, engineering, and physics. Luckily toy companies are finding new ways to get kids interested in an easy, inviting and-most importantly-fun way, to make these concepts less scary and intimidating.
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So, can kids learn anything by playing with toys, or is it just to have something to do for a couple of minutes? Since science and technology are close to my heart, I got excited when I found out that Amazon has a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) club. Amazon offers different subscriptions for kids in different ages, similar to KiwiCo, that I have written about earlier. To get the age-appropriate STEM toys, Amazon has three different age categories for their subscriptions, i.e. 3-4 years, 5-7 years and 8-13 years, all for $19.99/month. The STEM club toys ship for free.
I really like the idea of “encouraging your child to learn through play.” One thingis
If the subscription will be helpful and worth your money, well I can’t tell yet. I will get back with a review when I have tried it out myself. If I read the comments that different people have left on Amazon’s page, there are both very negative comments and very positive comments. I think the only way to get your own opinion is to try it out yourself. The customer reviews don’t look that bad. So, why not just give it a try?