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Not done with your holiday shopping list?
Not sure what to get your children? You might want to consider some cool toys that promote curiosity and creativity. Toys that promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) not only help children achieve academically but also help them achieve in life. Exposing children to STEM through toys cultivates interest in these subjects in school.
In addition to STEM products, children should be exposed to the Arts. There is evidence that children involved in the Arts experience both social and academic benefits. Children tend to have better critical and creative skills and are better at independent learning when the Arts are part of their lives.
So, whether you choose to buy some gifts focused on STEM, the Arts, or better yet, both, your child will benefit from your thoughtful gift choice.
Here are some examples of some cool STEM or Arts related gift ideas:
Looking for gift ideas that support education?
The holidays are here which means a lot of you are looking for gift giving ideas.
Items that inspire education and promote STEM can make great gifts. Unfortunately, these gifts might not get the same attention as the 'hot' trending items do.
Below are a few companies that are making toys that are not only fun but build imaginations!
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