10 Best STEM Toys for Babies & Kids (by Age)

10 Best STEM Toys for Babies & Kids (by Age)

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Whether it’s the holidays, a birthday, or other special occasion, you probably know (or have) a kid or two that you’ll be shopping for and just don't know what to get them. One of the best gifts you can give a kid at any age (that keeps on giving) is educational toys that enrich their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skillset!

MIT, here we come! 

According to experts, firsthand contact with a STEM topic activates neurons in a kid’s brain that influence how long the youth remembers a certain memory. Research also suggests that as much as 92% of boys and 97% of girls will lose interest in STEM if they are not immersed before 5th grade. 

To help you save time in finding a perfect gift for the baby, toddler, or kid that you know, the moms at Young Eden invite you to claim a copy of our 13-page comprehensive STEM toy guide to shop what we consider the best STEM toys on the market today for every age group and area of interest! 

To get you started, here is a sample of some of the STEM toys we suggest you consider for each age. 


Lovevery Play Gym 
Engineering Focus: Motor Skills 
Science Focus: Learning Sounds & Colors 
$140, Amazon

Wooden Story Stacking Rings 
Engineering Focus: Motor Skills 
Science & Mathematics Focus: Learning Colors & Numbers 
$47, Young Eden

AGE: 2 - 4 YEARS


Fisher-Price Code ‘n Learn Kinderbot 
Science Focus: Learning Colors 
Technology Focus: Coding 
Mathematics Focus: Numbers 
$71+, Amazon


Engineering Focus: Building & Spatial Reasoning 
Science Focus: Learning Colors 
$50+, Amazon, Target

AGE: 5 - 7 YEARS

LEGO City Family House 
Engineering Focus: Building 
Science & Technology Focus: Clean Energy & Environmentalism 
$48+, LEGO.com, Amazon

Dog-E Interactive Robot Dog Science
Engineering & Technology Focus: Robotics 
$69+, Amazon, Target, Macy’s

AGE: 8 - 13 YEARS

GeoSafari Motorized Solar System 
Science Focus: Astronomy 
$34+, Amazon

LEGO Olivia’s Space Academy Building Set 
Engineering: Building 
Science Focus: Space & Astronomy 
$56+, Amazon


Engino Architecture Set: Eiffel Tower, Sydney Bridge 
Engineering Focus: Civil Engineering 
$149+, Amazon

Ryze Tech Tello - Mini Drone Quadcopter UAV 
Science Focus: Physics & Geography 
Engineering Focus: Remote Control & Coding 
Technology Focus: Mechanics 
$105+, Amazon

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