STEM Toys for 5 Year Olds

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STEM toys make brilliant gifts for five-year-olds! Introducing STEM toys at an early age can help children develop their skills and abilities in these subjects in a fun way. These toys also help build and support problem-solving, decision-making, creative thinking, motor skill development and interpersonal skills. Need some inspiration? With some help from our expert panel of children, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of the coolest STEM sets and kits for 5 year olds. Here are our top picks!

Best STEM Toys for 5-Year-Olds:

  1. Solar System Puzzle
  2. Robot Pet Shop – Build 8 Motorized Animals
  3. Magnet Science Lab – Junior Inventor
  4. The Human Body Science Kit – 26 Fun Experiments
  5. Woki – My First Coding Robot
  6. Junior Engineer Car & Copter – 158 piece set

1 Solar System Puzzle ,  $26.99 $26.99

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A jigsaw and so much more…

Five-year-olds love learning about outer space, so this giant puzzle makes a great gift! The solar system-themed jigsaw measures 22 inches across and is made up of 100 large pieces. And best of all, this puzzle is more than just an ordinary jigsaw, so it’ll keep kids entertained even longer. Once the puzzle is complete, children can follow the double-sided poster to put the solid-wood planet pieces in their correct places. Then, they can enjoy adding the glowing LED sun to demonstrate how it brings light to all the planets. They can even use the puzzle as a backdrop for some space-themed pretend play! Truly enlightening!

2 Robot Pet Shop – Build 8 Motorized Animals ,  $31.99 $31.99

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A read-along STEM adventure

STEM meets creativity and storytelling with this innovative set! The clever book invites five-year-olds to use their imagination and join two curious kids on their adventure to a robot pet shop. Using the illustrated 32-page book as your guide, build eight adorable models that move in different ways — a hopping bunny, a dancing chameleon and more! The large, durable pieces are perfectly sized and shaped for little hands. An adorable STEM toy for five-year-olds who love animals and pets!

3 Magnet Science Lab – Junior Inventor ,  $29.99 $29.99

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A fun, safe way to learn about magnets

Magnets are always a huge hit with five-year-olds, and this kit contains everything little scientists need to conduct seven cool (and safe) magnetic experiments.The set comes complete with 34 pieces, an illustrated instruction manual and a free app to download. Build a gravity magnet, a spinning planet and more. And of course, the included tools and pieces are smooth with a rounded finish, expertly designed for kids. A lovely gift for little inventors!

4 The Human Body Science Kit – 26 Fun Experiments ,  $39.99 $39.99

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Perfect for future doctors!

This clever STEM experiment kit makes a lovely gift for aspiring doctors! The 26 hands-on science experiments allow children to discover and explore the wonders of anatomy and the human body. Test your lung capacity, listen to your heartbeat, examine your unique fingerprints… Everything relates back to the human body systems, and the set comes with clear and accurate illustrations in a 48-page guidebook, making it a brilliant learning aid. Is there a doctor in the house?

5 Woki – My First Coding Robot ,  $59.99 $59.99

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Learn to code the easy way

Coding can improve children’s creative thinking and problem-solving skills, so this robot kit is not only fun but also educational! Use the manual and challenge book to guide you as you tap in your instructions, or play around in free-mode. Then watch in amazement as Woki the robot follows your instructions step-by-step. Woki can detect colors, follow black lines and even play music. Parents will appreciate that this set allows children to grow their coding skills with four difficulty levels, and there’s no smart phone, tablet or computer required. Tech fun without the screen time!

6 Junior Engineer Car & Copter – 158 piece set ,  $29.99 $29.99

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Build and play

Five-year-old engineers and vehicle fanatics will have hours of fun with this 158-piece set. It comes with everything you need to build five cool vehicle figures, including basic engineering tools specially designed for kids. Learn to use a screwdriver, a wrench and more as you follow the step-by-step instructions. A wonderful hands-on introduction to engineering, and an excellent project for rainy days… And of course, once kids are done building, they can have hours more fun driving the cars around the tables and floors. Perfect!

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