The Coolest STEM Toys For Kids In 2020
Dhir Acharya - Jan 15, 2020
So far, here are the best STEM toys of 2020 that will give children fun and educational games, mostly about robots and virtual reality.
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This era is the golden age for STEM toys with dozens of companies releasing the best and newest products this year with the hope to educate children while entertaining them. And so far, here are the best STEM toys of 2020 that will give children fun and educational games.
Shifu Tacto AR
This is probably the best example of the combination of spacial and digital toys, Tacto illustrates the application of AR in board games. To enjoy this game, you need to place a tablet on its hardware and interact with the games using real pieces.
The game is designed for children from 4 to 12 years old, including three game sets: Quest – an adventure game quite similar to Zelda, Laser – a shooting game resembling Astroids, and Elements – a game teaching chemistry using molecule figurines. All of them have a balance between the physical and digital world, they’re fun and educational.
Tori Explorer Pack
It includes the Tori magnetic board and a small portable magnet. The smaller magnet can be inserted into different game controllers, which can be a spacecraft that players use to control the action in the software. Players move the real spacecraft to fly the digital one in the game.
The Tori Explorer Pack comes with a wide selection of games, namely Supreme Builder 0 a block-building game similar to Minecraft, Jungle Rescue, somewhat like Andry Birds, and the spacecraft game Explorer.
The game also allows kids to build their own controllers for the games, decorate background objects while letting parents track screen time as well as set challenges in its app. This game is suitable for children at the ages of 5 to 8.
Doodlematic Mobile Game Maker
This tool lets any kid design their own games. It allows turning the world around a child into a game using guided storyboards, paper, pen, anything they can think up. Then, the Doodlematic app uses the camera on your phone or tablet to scan that, transforming it into a videogame.
Microduino Itty Bitty Buggy
Then we have toys that let children build robots based around Ardunio’s motorized core. Kids can build bots following instructions and design paths for the bots to follow. They can also control the bots through an app and older children can enjoy various programming possibilities. Older kids can start with Scratch programming language then come to Python to write more complex code.
These toys are also compatible with Lego, so kids can make the best out of their creativity.
Ganker EX Battle Bot
This game is not exactly educational, but it’s fun. Thanks to a spacial control system, this battle bot responds to players’ movements. Kids can control the motion of the upper body using a joystick controller while moving the bot by moving their bodies. The package includes a bunch of weapon and armor configurations for building bots.
Mabot Robot Kit
Like the Itty Bitty Buggy, this game lets kids build their own robots. But Mabot’s pieces have different shapes, resulting in different building possibilities. There are enough pieces in the kit to build basic bots. Mabot also comes with IDE and a Lego adapter.