Looking for some super smart toys?
Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo joined Fox 45 in Baltimore to show off some great STEM toys that are educational as they are fun to play with. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.
( HEXBUG NANO SPACE COSMIC COMMAND HEXBUG)
With the nano Space Cosmic Command playset, create a narrative for tiny robotic nano bugs and watch them journey into a deep space exploration.
Place a nano inside of the rocket ship, take ahold of mission control, explore new terrain, and deliver resources using the Rover.
Other features include a rotating gravity trainer, air lock passage, and ion cannon.
Includes: two nanos, nano rocket ship, rotating gravity trainer, air lock passage, and ion cannon.
Available: Amazon, Hexbug.com, Target, Toys “R” Us
( LOG CABIN 87 PC. SET MAGFORMERS)
Go on a forest adventure with Magformers Log Cabin 87Pc Set. Use Magformers building techniques to create cabins, treehouses, and more.
Kids can decorate log cabins by clipping in balconies and walls. Add windows, ladders, lay turf, build fences, and plant trees.
Kids can perfect their building techniques as your create different objects with the blocks.
Available: Amazon, Nordstrom, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart
( BARBIE FUNDAMENTAL CHEMISTRY SET THAMES & KOSMOS)
This colorful carrying case is a portable science lab with numerous tools and materials for science experiments.
As kids read the story in the illustrated manual, they can experiment with six fun, safe potions and concoctions, each demonstrating important scientific principles.
Learn the chemistry and physical science behind all the special properties of these potions.
Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us
( IMAGINE: POWER & PLAY MOTORIZED 50 MODEL BUILDING SET K’NEX)
The Power & Play Motorized Building Set comes with 50 unique building ideas and a reuseable storage box.
Kids can use the included full-color instructions to construct cars, planes, robots and more, or use their imaginations to create their own exciting model.
Includes more than 530 classic made-in-the-U.S. pieces.
Available: Walmart, Amazon, Target
( DISCOVERY 3D MOTION SANDSCAPE HORIZON GROUP USA)
Kids can create their own constantly evolving sandscapes by filling the observation tank with sand and water with this 3D Motion Sandscape kit.