*AD – I was gifted a selection of STEM toys for Christmas in exchange for this post
Our family is science and technology mad. Also engineering if you add in my older sister who is a mining engineer and works with minerals and rocks! When we were kids we lived across from old mining works and engine houses, this was our playground. I loved Science at school even went on to do A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, so I love to get my girls into STEM and what better way than gifting STEM toys for Christmas?
With so much technology in our lives, it’s great to find some toys that can help to learn the basics, which is what this selection of toys we got sent does.
Build your own 3D models with these unique collectibles. Beautifully detailed yet simplified miniature animal figures with a couple of spoons of cuteness added in! Kids will collect and treasure them. Made from environmentally friendly, biodegradable card with natural play ink and non-toxic glue. Simply glue the pieces together in numerical sequence, with assembly taking 10-20 minutes.
Why buy two globes when you can buy this unique dual functioning globe. The Earth and Constellation Globe has a day-time and night- time view and is in fact two globes in one. In the daylight the 22.8cm diameter globe shows political boundaries, oceans, equator, longitude and latitude lines, country names, capital cities and other major cities for each country in the world. By night the illuminated star map shows constellations with their common names.
The Earth and Constellation Globe has an automatic light sensor so when the globe is turned on and the surrounding area is dark the globe will transform into a beautiful glowing globe showing the star constellations. There is also a handy override switch which allows you to turn off the night-time view and thus conserve battery power. You can also purchase an electrical adaptor separately (not included) that you can plug into the globe and power it off mains electrics. Each box contains a specification to enable you to purchase such an adaptor.
The Earth and Constellation Globe is a great learning tool for geographers and astronomers but also a great feature for any bedroom, living room or study. A truly unique globe.
- You Create. You Animate. You Share!
- Bring your imagination to life!
- Share your creations on the app with #STIKBOT!
Addict-A-Ball is an astonishing 3D maze that twists and turns through the middle of a ball. The aim is simply to get the ball from the start of the maze to the finish without it falling off the maze! The start of the maze is simple enough, but it lulls you into a false sense of security as the ball suddenly starts tumbling downstairs and slides and you even need to negotiate a bizarre swing! True to its name, once you’ve started, you won’t want to put it down until you have succeeded.
Get all the family involved from age 6 – 100, it’s fabulous fun for all!
Transform your darkened room into an outer space light show with 24 fascinating NASA images. Simply slot one of the three discs into the top of the rocket and view super-sharp colour images of spacecraft, astronauts, planets, and nebulae. Projects onto ceilings or walls, with images up to one metre wide. Twist the lens head to focus the images and turn the slide discs to change the image.
At night place the Rocket into the base and Outer Space becomes an asteroid nightlight. Perfect for the bedside table and with 15-minute auto shut-off, this is ideal to help get budding-astronauts get off to sleep. When not in use the discs can be stored in the base of the nightlight.
Brainstorm Toys is a range of fun, educational and interactive STEM toys that bring together a host of fascinating items. STEM toys incorporate science, technology, engineering, and maths and encourage children to explore and develop a passion for these subjects. The aim of Brainstorm Toys branded products is to entertain children but also to inspire them to learn more about their environment.
Where to buy
There’s a Twitter party on 6th December at 6pm where you get to have the chance to win some fantastic fun and educational products from Brainstorm Toys. Simply follow the hashtag #STEMChristmas.
Will you be gifting STEM toys this Christmas?
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