If you're looking for toy ideas for pre-schoolers, there's no doubt that you will have heard the buzzword 'STEM'. It stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and it's one of the biggest trends in kids' toys.
So what's the reason for all the hype around STEM toys? In a nutshell, they're great for your child's development. They help develop motor skills, boost your child's imagination and prepare them for a career in innovation (amongst many other reasons).
So if you think a STEM toy sounds like a good birthday present or Christmas gift idea for your son, daughter, niece or nephew, check out our round-up of the best STEM toys in 2018!
Best STEM toys for kids
VELCRO® Brand Blocks T-Rex
First up is the VELCRO® Brand Blocks T-Rex! This bright and colourful STEM building toy will let your child's imagination run wild while they're developing their fine motor skills! Each block is made from soft foam and it's a rawr-some gift for any pre-schooler!
VELCRO® Brand Blocks Stegosaurus
Any child who loves dinosaurs will love the VELCRO® Brand Blocks Stegosaurus! Kids can take this building block toy apart and put it back together again for hours of creative play - or combine it with other building toys in the set to make a completely new creation!
VELCRO® Brand Blocks Triceratops
Also in our range of dinosaur toys is this totally rawr-some VELCRO® Brand Blocks Triceratops! The soft foam blocks that stick together with hook and loop fasteners make it a great STEM toy for pre-schoolers and if you're concerned about your child's screen time, this is a great alternative to playing on phones and tablets.
VELCRO® Brand Blocks Jumbo Robot
Kids are going nuts and bolts for the VELCRO® Brand Blocks Jumbo Robot - and parents love that it encourages play time away from screens. Not to mention this STEM learning toy lets kids have fun while they're developing their building skills.
VELCRO® Brand Blocks Robot
STEM building toys don't get much more fun than the VELCRO® Brand Blocks Robot! The soft foam building blocks connect together with hook and loop fasteners and pre-schoolers will have hours of fun taking it apart and putting it back together again!
VELCRO® Brand Blocks Doggy Robot
The VELCRO® Brand Blocks Doggy Robot is a child's best friend! Not to mention, it's a great way too develop your child's problem-solving skills as they take it apart and put it back together again.
VELCRO® Brand Blocks Construction Set
Boys and girls with big imaginations will love a VELCRO® Brand Blocks Construction Set! One of the best STEM toys in 2018, this soft foam construction set lets your child be creative and prepare for a career in innovation. And it's great fun!
And that's our round-up of the best STEM toys for 2018! If you think a VELCRO® Brand Blocks Toy would be a great birthday present or Christmas gift idea for your child, check out the full range here or stay on our blog to read more about why all parents should buy STEM toys!