As your child begins to navigate and become more comfortable in school, children develop likes and dislikes, hobbies and what interests them. They are more self-aware and in return, more vocal. They are learning new things, making new friends and their needs in toys and products begin to change. Here at Toyology Toys, we always promote “toys that teach”, but during this age especially, it is important to make learning fun with educational toys and games. We make it easy to find toys that help them learn with toys that really interest them. With toys that spark interest in STEAM like the Circuit Scribe Maker Kit or STAX, our insanely magnetic building blocks, we’ve got you covered! Here’s our list of top toys for your child navigating elementary school!
STAX are insane magnetic building blocks designed for kids and “kidults” ages 8-108. Each set comes with 28 pieces and 1 magnetic tray. Each set of STAX contains an array of colors. Collect all 6 colorways or collect all of your favorite colors. STAX will entertain kids and “kidults” for hours, inspiring creativity and imagination is what STAX are all about.
Play music anytime, anywhere with this speaker system. All you have to do is play music from your device, set it on top of the speaker and watch the magic happen. Charge via USB for a 6-8 hour battery life or keep plugged in to keep the party going.
Explore basic circuit concepts like conductivity and work up to creating a touch-sensitive circuit using the NPN transistor and the included guided workbook.
The Basic Circuit Kit Plus contains a workbook with 27 pages of lessons that work through resistance, elements in parallel and series, open circuits and short-circuits, and more.
Each kit includes five tins of clear putty, three Chiller concentrates, three thriller effect putties, and an instructional mat—everything you’ll need to make awesome heat-sensitive Thinking Putty just like Crazy Aaron himself!
Play with your new creation and watch as the putty changes color right before your eyes. Need help creating the perfect mix? Learn from Crazy Aaron, he’s got a DIY recipe for every level of expertise.
You can even use the included colored pencils to decorate your tins to match. Don’t forget to use #mythinkingputty to share your creations with Crazy Aaron and the world!
She lives in a treehouse in the rainforest on the island of Borneo. The treehouse is not connected to the electrical power grid, but Pepper Mint and her aunt devise mechanical inventions to accomplish various tasks. They equip the treehouse with mechanical equipment using pulleys, winches, and gears, and learn lessons in physics. Projects include a rope ladder, a pulley to lift heavy objects into the treehouse, a rubber-band-powered lift, a rotating palm leaf umbrella, a zip line, a catapult, and a trap door. At the end of the story, Pepper Mint wires up a string of LED lanterns using conductive thread and a battery holder to light up the treehouse in the dark jungle night. While doing this, she learns about electric circuits. The kit includes materials to build the treehouse and do the projects, a full-color illustrated storybook and step-by-step instruction manual, as well as a scale Pepper Mint figurine.
Ozobot Bit blends coding and creativity in endless fun experiences. Bit uses optical sensors to read lines and OzoCodes—short color code sequences—that you draw with markers and paper. Use OzoCodes to command the bot to speed up, slow down, spin and more to complete mazes and challenges. The Starter Pack includes all of the necessary tools to ignite imaginations in ages 6 and up. Whatever your child can dream up, Ozobot Bit can do!
Players help their teammates locate secret Agents who are concealed among a grid of Harry Potter references. Use only one-word clues to guide guessers to the right spots, or hidden Death Eaters will cost them the win. This co-op game is a great challenge for Harry Potter fans of all levels. Work together with multiple players on each team to increase your chances of locating all of the Secret Agents.
This “can’t put it down”, manipulative, tactile, soothing and stretchy ball helps ease your stress and give you peace of mind.
Magically guess birthdays, numbers, and colors. Levitate yourself and objects. Bend and restore metal. Practice dozens of tricks with playing cards: guessing, transforming, locating, and making cards vanish. Finally, amaze the audience with tricks that make a thimble appear, disappear, jump around, and pass through objects.
A 96-page instruction manual with color photographs illustrates how the tricks are performed. Video tutorials for the tricks are available online. For one magician, ages 8 and up, and many audience members.
Mix and match colors to find the combination you like. Watch as your Super Slime turns into a Super Slime Masterpiece.
THE WAY TO PLAY:
1. Divide magnetic rocks evenly between all players
2. Place game tiles based on the level of difficulty.
3. Turn by turn, place one magnetic rock down at a time. If a magnetic rock attracts to another magnetic rock, the player must pick up all connected rocks.
4. The first person to get rid of all their magnetic rocks wins!
THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO PLAY:
The game tiles create endless combinations for levels of difficulty.
This game will become an instant hit with any game board enthusiast.
Perfect for summer travel plans, whether a car, plane, or boat!
Mold your own delicious gummy worms and spiders using a natural gelatin-like ingredient called carrageenan that comes from seaweed. Flavor and sweeten your mixture with mixed berry and green apple flavors and then mold the gummy worms and spiders in the included mold. You can even add citric acid to make sour gummies! Learn about the scientific properties of natural polymers. Food ingredients included.
Aric Klar is owner, co-founder and CEO of Toyology Toys