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Celebrate National Engineers Week this February with STEM Toys for Future Engineers

With National Engineers Week taking place this February 17-23, it's a great time to explore products that budding engineers will love to play with and learn from. The toys below are grounded in STEM learning and foster creative problem solving and building techniques that are the foundation for children with an early engineering mindset.  

Pendulonium™ STEM Challenge

The Pendulonium STEM Challenge from Learning Resources challenges children's engineering, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as they play around with early physics concepts such as force and momentum in search of the ideal solution.

  • WHERE TO BUY: Amazon
  • AGES: 5+ 
  • MSRP: $19.99

Gears! Gears! Gears! Machines in Motion

Gears! Gears! Gears! Machines in Motion

With the Gears! Gears! Gears! Machines in Motion from Learning Resources, kids engineer their own playtime fun with the help of creative, open-ended building activities. Kids can build their own versions of numerous different interactive machines and vehicles.

  • WHERE TO BUY: Amazon
  • AGES: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99

1-2-3 Build It™ Rocket-Train-Helicopter

1-2-3 Build It™ Rocket-Train-Helicopter

Your budding engineer will love using these mix-and-match pieces to build three different modes of transportation—a rocket, a train, or a helicopter (one at a time). Use the play screwdriver to put the large, durable pieces where they go. Great for learning early STEM skills. Built plane measures 7½”L x 4”H.

  • WHERE TO BUY: Amazon
  • AGES: 2+
  • MSRP: $19.99

Plus-Plus: Open Play Tube (70 Pieces) 

This 70 piece travel-friendly tube is a screen-free boredom buster for the whole family. Use the enclosed idea guide to build a spinning top, people, trees, flowers and more! Or, use your imagination and build in 2D or 3D. It's one shape with endless possibility!