The Best Gifts for Open Ended Play is part of our series of gift guides featuring more than 50 Intentional Gift Ideas for Kids. Check out the whole series here to find great gifts that encourage open-ended play, develop imagination, promote active play, and foster creativity.
The newest toy sensation isn’t some character from a TV show, it’s STEM which stands for
Toy developers around the globe are creating toys that help develop these crucial skills in both boys and girls. There are so many incredible toys and games available right now that are helping kids learn through play. When they’re older, thing will click a little easier in classes like physics, coding, or chemistry.
They might not know why, but you’ll know it was because you invested in intentional gifts while they were growing up. Here are some of the best STEM Gift Ideas:
STEM Gift Ideas for Kids
Art Gift Ideas for Kids
There is also a movement right now to add an ‘A’ to STEM to make it ‘STEAM’ – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Teachers, parents, and administrators are realizing how important the arts are to developing a well-rounded student. The arts can include a number of things like painting and drawing, music, performing arts, photography, and design. Here are some of the best gift ideas to encourage the arts:
I would LOVE to hear any other gift ideas you have that would fit into the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Just leave them in the comments below so that we can all get better, more intentional gifts for our kids!