More and more parents are looking for ways to spark their children's interest in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). Educational electronic toy toys are undoubtedly the most interesting toys for kids to fall in love with the STEM subjects and can both teach and be fun for parents and kids alike.
These are the best electronics toys for kids. We have included the suggested age from the manufacturer here, but we've found that as long as they're supervised, younger kids will also really enjoy most of these gadgets and toys.
Smart Circuits by SmartLab Toys
Complete the circuit to make a quiz show game, an electronic drum kit, a motion-sensing room alarm, and much more using 10 smart modules and the powerful microprocessor module. Learn about electrical engineering as you play with the multi-dimensional base board and REAL electronic components. The 48-page lab book includes step-by-step instructions for building 50 sophisticated circuit builds that teach kids about electronics, light, and sound, plus endless options to build custom creations!
- Build unlimited electronic games and gadgets
- Learn about electronic engineering using the modular system and microprocessor
- Includes 6 base boards, battery module, variable resistor module, microprocessor module, tricolor LED module, speaker module, photodiode module, tilt switch module 6-LED array module, 2 push button modules, 31 jumper wires, 48-page book
- STEM Focus: Electronics
ThinkFun-Circuit Maze Game
Ignite your logic and sequential reasoning skills with Circuit Maze! Your goal is to arrange the tokens to create a real circuit that lights up the different colored Beacons. These clever circuit-building puzzles provide a boost of brainpower and a wonderful introduction to electrical engineering. With 60 challenges ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert, this logic game will provide engineers of all levels with hours of electrifying fun.
- 1 Game Grid, 60 Challenge Cards from Beginner to Expert with Solutions, Instructions, 21 Game Tokens (1 Two-Part Power Source, 3 LED Beacons, 2 Straights, 2 Bridges, 2 Double Corners, 2 T-Shapes, 5 Corners, 1 Switch and 3 Blockers) and Instructions
- Type: Logic Games
- Skill: Logic and Problem Solving
- Box Size: 17.5 x 14 x 6.5 cm
Ages 8 and Up
Voltaic Pile by Clementoni
ThinkFun Laser Chess Game
Laser Chess is a fun two player strategy game and STEM toy with real lasers included, perfect for lovers of brain games like chess or other classic strategy games. Players alternate turns moving their mirrored pieces around the board, and at the end of each turn, players fire a real laser beam from their Laser. The laser beam bounces from mirror to mirror, and if the beam strikes a non-mirrored surface of any piece, it is immediately removed from play. If you illuminate your opponent’s King - YOU WIN!
- Playing builds reasoning and planning skills and provides a great stealth learning experience for young players.
- Great for parents and kids, or grandparents and grandkids, to play together as a modern alternative to chess.
- Contains two class 1 lasers with <0.39Mw max output at 635-670.
- Contents: 26 playing pieces including 2 lasers, Game Board, Instructions
- The Beam Directing Strategy Game
- Required 2 button cell batteries (included)
- Number of players: 2
- Packaged Dimension: 33cm x 26cm x 6cm