The Holiday Season is fast approaching!
This means we all likely have a seemingly endless list of people who we love that we need to find gifts for. More and more people are looking for ways to get their kids engaged in STEM learning, but many have no idea how to get started. An educational and engaging STEM gift can be the perfect way to begin your child’s lifelong journey as a #fearlesslearner.
We all know that finding the right gift for kids is never easy, so we’re here to make it a little bit simpler to find that perfect gift for the children in your life.
At STEM Minds we are the experts on all things fun and STEM, so take a look at our recommendations for this year, there is definitely something on this list for everyone. These gifts are not only fun, but they’re also educational (a win-win!).
1) A Micro:bit ($24.45 + tax)
The Micro:bit makes learning to code fun and easy! The Micro:bit is a small microprocessor that you can code online at https://makecode.org.
2) A Brainspace Magazine Subscription ($22.60 +tax)
Brainspace is an award winning math and science magazine for kids that uses augmented reality to make learning innovative and engaging!
Brainspace magazine presents a multi-sensory journey fusing digital and print media in a dynamic way. This magazine includes inspirational stories and articles – positive role models that can inspire young audiences with an eagerness to learn. With augmented reality, Brainspace produces a fun magazine for kids, with memorable editorial productions that cross over from the printed page to the digital environment with films, documentary shorts and behind the scenes videos.
Visit the link above for a special STEM Minds offer on new subscriptions!
3) A Kiwico Subscription (Prices vary depending on subscription)
Kiwico crates feature an extensive line of hands-on science and art projects for kids that are designed by experts and tested by kids to ensure they are age appropriate and engaging! When you sign up for a subscription you can choose a line based on age and interest and a new crate is delivered to you every single month. There are crates for a child who is crafty, who likes to tinker, who wants to learn about world cultures, the list goes on.
You can also choose between a 1, 3, 6, or 12-month subscription depending on your interests and budget.
Every crate includes all of the materials you need for the project (no hassle!) and many include video tutorials or further resources to keep the learning going.
This is definitely a gift that keeps on giving!
4) A Makey Makey Kit ($79 +tax)
The Makey Makey is an awesome coding kit that can turn everyday objects (including bananas!) into codeable touch pads. Makey Makey allows you to be creative with code and turn any conductible object into a button that can control your code. Using the Makey Makey kids can create musical instruments, sensors, and control video games! Because it is made by MIT, it also supports Scratch coding which can take your coding projects to the next level.
5) A STEAM Hub Subscription (special price of $125 +tax!)
If you have a #fearlesslearner in your life, check out our STEAM Hub platform and give the gift of learning this season!
Our STEAM Hub courses are a selection of self-directed & exclusively online courses for children ages 8 and up. With a yearly subscription you can learn all you can at your own pace! Our STEAM Hub courses cover the best that STEM has to offer including courses in 3D Design, Video Game Design, a variety of coding languages, robotics, film & photography and more. This gift can empower your child to learn how to learn!