Ever wondered if there are toys out there that can actually educate and empower your little one? Sometimes it feels like the world is stacked against us with only Disney Princess and L.O.L. Surprise dolls to pick from in the toy aisle. But, fear not! We have compiled a list of our top 10 gifts to help your child discover the world around them while learning more in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Top 10 Gifts to Empower Kids to Be World-Changers
Little Feminist Baby Gift Set from Estella
The Little Feminist Baby gift set is the perfect gift to help inspire future generations. The book “Little Feminist” includes 25 stories of amazing women who made a difference in our world. These stories include Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Chemist Marie Currie. Send your little feminist off to sleep with stories to inspire them to dream big dreams.
Do you have a child who is interested in coding but not quite ready for Minecraft? Are you looking to get your preschooler interested in STEM but don’t want to commit to screen time? Coding Critters is the prefect introduction to coding for kids. Kids code along with their new pets’ storybook adventure, and help the brave Ranger and mischievous zip have a playtime they’ll never forget. Each storybook coding challenge unfolds in the Coding critters’ Fun pet playset.
In addition to following along with the storybook’s coding challenges, you can also use the pet playset to design your own code games and more.
When it really comes down to it, the greatest gift we can give our children is the confidence to dream big. We can do this by helping them get to know the world-changers who have gone before them. These Trailblazer Dolls from Piccolina will do just that!
They’re adorable modern ragdolls with clothes and accessories that can be removed. These dolls, which include world-changers like NASA astronaut Mae Jemison and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, are sure to inspire your child.
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Do you have a child who is too old for Coding Critters but still wants to learn coding? Enter Artie Max. This robot teaches the artistic side of coding with five built-in languages (Blockley, Snap, JavaScipt, Python, and C++) allowing kids to level-up their STEM skills while creating frame-worthy works of art. Through safe built-in Wi-Fi, Artie speaks directly to your connected device—no internet needed. Get started with Artie’s simple instructions and learn to code colorful creations in minutes!
My Family Builder’s Blocks
Help your child develop skills in empathy and understand diversity with these fun person building blocks. Encourage communication about race, ethnicity, gender, and identity with My Family Builders Blocks. These innovative diversity toys help break down stereotypes, foster appreciation for different cultures, and ensure an inclusive toy box reflective of the world-at-large.
By helping your children create inclusive narratives, you shape them to be more understanding of equality, skin color, and family dynamics – the hallmarks of great leaders. Available in 16, 32, and 48 piece sets on Amazon.
Piccolina Baby Onesies
It’s never too early to pique your child’s interest in STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading/Writing, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) subjects and show them how fun they can be. Piccolina’s baby onesies are not only soft and cuddly, but they also have some cool prints inspired by fossils, railroads, cartography, entomology, and geology.
The patterns are fantastic, but I really like that these onesies are 100 percent cotton and have zip-fronts (which are a must-have when changing an active baby!). For the first time this year, newborn sizes will be offered, as well as sizes up to 24 months.
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Kids First Chemistry Set
If there is one thing I have learned in my 33 years, its that kids love science experiments. Whether it’s Mentos in a Coke or rubber bands around a watermelon, kids are HERE. FOR. IT. This first chemistry kit is perfect for all kids 5 and up. Kids will have a blast as they learn while they play. Let your kids have fun cleaning pennies, making blobs, and lava tubes!
This complete chemistry set includes everything a child needs to conduct real world experiments. It includes 28 pieces including safety goggles and easy to follow laminated instruction/experiment cards.
8-in-1 Solar Robot Kit
Does your kid like Legos? Are they interested in how things work or building their own toys? Have they attempted to take apart any kind of electronic yet? These solar powered robots are the way to go! They can build eight unique robots powered by the sun. Build a drummer robot that marches along, beating a drum an armadillo robot that does somersaults a solar bug that crawls on six legs, and more!
The 48-page, full-color manual guides solar power pioneers through model assembly and offers fun scientific facts about the real-life applications of solar technology. Your kids will have fun dreaming up solar powered robots.
National Geographic Rock Tumbler Starter Kit
Do you have a nature lover? Are you always finding random rocks, sticks, or other nature things in your house? The National Geographic Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit is a great gift for the rock collector/nature lover in your life. This is a complete rock polishing kit that allows your kid to turn rough rocks into gemstones. The Tumbler Kit by National Geographic includes one pound of rough gemstones, eight packets of polishing grit, a storage pouch, and five jewelry fastenings. The tumbler base and motor are built to last and the tumbler barrel is designed to be low noise and leak proof. It has a built in timer and automatic shut off switch too. Now your kids can create beautiful keepsakes from their favorite specimens.
Tulle Skirts Emroidered with STREAM-related Themes
Your sweet little one can spin around in a tulle skirt like a ballerina AND show off their love of things like paleontology and chemistry with these Tulle Skirts by Piccolina. Now that’s the best of both worlds. What I love most about them, though, is they were made for playing! They can be dressed up for occasions, but are comfortable enough to be worn daily as well.
Kids are the future. Help them become tomorrow’s leaders by gifting them toys to help develop into well-rounded adults. This list contains some great ideas for world-changers. This holiday season get them a gift that does more than just sit on a shelf.
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