Engineers Week 2022 – Tops Toys and Games
Engineers Week is a fantastic nationwide initiative with the objective of encouraging young people, their teachers, and parents to explore the fun world of Engineering. Here are my Top STEM Toys relevant to Engineers week.
Yes, it can be fun to solve a problem, work out solutions, build, re-build and start again.
There is an educational and learning opportunity with every toy and game and I want to present here a range that encourages STEM skills while being entertaining and fun.
The STEM Toys we have in stock come from brands such as UGears, Smartivity, Thames & Kosmos and Eitech. They tick all the boxes for problem-solving, creative thinking, and spatial awareness amongst many skills and also have engaging and appealing designs and concepts for both girls and boys.
Additionally Construction Kits such as Kapla and OPPI Piks are great examples of where Art meets Science to give toys that are visually rich, fun and educational. All of these are hands-on, practical, engaging and appealing to boys and girls.
Maze Craze Marble Run 6 to 12 years – make your own maze! loads of combinations are possible, great for problem-solving and creativity
Anyone interested in the principles of mechanics needs to look at the Ugears range…fantastic STEM kits from 8 years to 14 years and older
Ugears Dynamometer Mechanical 3D Puzzle 14 years+
Ugears STEM Lab Gearbox from 8 years
The whole Oppi Piks range encourages skills that are certainly critical to STEM activities but are in fact life skills: concentration, focus and attention.
Piks Construction Small Kit 3 to 12 years
Kapla is one of our favourite range! It can be open-play or guided play and draws on logic, dexterity and balance.
Kapla Challenge 6 years+
Kapla 200 Planks 3 years+
Domino Rally Construction Game 200 pcs 4 years+
A domino set is so easy so set up, no specific rules, except it has to work! great to think outside and engaging for children aged 3 and older and for adults too!
Thames & Kosmos Introduction to Engineering 5 years+
Everything is in the box to learn about engineering basics from the age of 5. It introduces 25 experiments and building projects
Thames and Kosmos Architectural Engineering 8 to 14 years
Explore the engineering principles behind planning and developing buildings and structures.
SmartMax Mega Ball Run 3 years+
A maxi mega ball run for preschoolers. Endless and the magnetic parts allow for great results.
Djeco Light Up Pictures Way up high 8 years+
An invitation to understand technology through a creative activity
Djeco Zig & Go Action Reaction 7 years+
An action-reaction construction game that brings the magic of connected movements.
Djeco Boxed Set Geoform 4 years+
A great way to get children thinking about geometric shapes and how they fit together. Great for observation and problem-solving. 4 years+
Eitech metal constructions encourage children’s engineering and building skills with appealing and trendy designs.
Eitech Construction Eiffel Tower 8 years+
Eitech Construction Aircraft 8 years+