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Best 5 Educational Toys for Ages 6 And Up

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A listing of top-rated gifts that promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills

Sikaye Remote Control Robot

87% Five Star Ratings on Amazon
A well designed and study toy that your child will not get bored with quickly
Robot recites science facts about the solar system
Teaches child rules for good manners
Robot sings, dances, walks, slides and interacts with your child
Remote control has over 50 actions; the robot can be programmed to repeat actions 
Recommended Ages: 6 to 12


Adeept Smart Car Kit 

82% Five Star Ratings on Amazon
This is a complete and fun Arduino learning kit. 
The kit consist of two parts the car and the remote control.
The car can be controlled manually using the remote control or in auto mode avoiding obstacles on its own.
Car can also follow trace lines on its own. 
Great gift for teenager interested in computers and programming; an 8 to 10 year old may need adult help to complete kit



Snap Circuits Snaptricity Electronics Exploration Kit

Over 98% 4 Stars or higher Rating on Amazon
Over 75 STEM projects
Great way for a child to get an introduction to electronics
Over 40 parts that snap together; no soldering
Recommend for ages 8 to 15


Playz My First Coding And Computer Science Kit

100% Four Star or Higher Ratings on Amazon
Allows kids to learn about computer science while creating binary necklaces, ancient encryption devices, sorting races, mystery mazes, pixelated pictures and more
30+ tools, ingredients, and parts combined with a fun and simple instruction book make for hours of fun education
Recommend for 6 to 12 years old but could be fun for teen also


National Geographic Dual LED Student Microscope

90% Four Star and Higher Ratings on Amazon
More than a toy, this is a fascinating STEM learning activity that includes over 50 accessories and is the perfect introduction to microscopes
Kit includes two sets of optical glass lenses providing 20x and 50x magnification, 10 prepared slides with a range of biological specimens, a slide storage box, 10 blank slides, 10 slide covers, 10 slide labels, brine shrimp eggs, brine shrimp hatchery station, tweezers and an eye dropper for slide prep, a Petri dish for plant labs, a mini geode, operating instructions and a fascinating Microscopes Learning Guide
2-year manufacturer’s warranty
For 13+ years old 


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