Just because school is out for summer doesn’t mean that kids can’t stay intellectually stimulated while having fun. To prove this point, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht showed off some fun STEM toys on Business News Network in Canada. For more on these great educational toys, check out the product info below, and be sure to check out our list of the best educational toys in our spring/summer toy guide.

EducationalInsights_GeoSafariTelescopeGeoSafari Jr My First Telescope (Educational Insights)

  • Discover amazing up-close and personal lunar exploration with the GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope.
  • Little ones can explore the moon with this focus-free telescope, built specifically for little hands and growing minds.
  • Perfect for STEM learning, the 10x magnification provides fantastic views of the moon, while keeping the field of vision wide, which is essential for young children’s understanding.
  • Ideal for preschoolers interested in the moon, My First Telescope encourages exploration and discovery, provides hands-on experience with a scientific tool, and introduces the wonders of space.
  • The telescope has two wide eyepieces with a comfy goggle and nose cut-out guide for perfect eye placement.
  • It also has a built-in digital mirror and lens cap.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $38.00

LearningResources_LearningEssentialsSTEMSinkorFloatActivitySTEM Sink or Float (Learning Resources)

  • Dive into early physics with this 2-piece submarine and floating raft along with colorful weights, rings, balls, and stars to bring investigations to life.
  • 10 detailed Activity Cards with engaging, high-impact activities cover all aspects of STEM, plus key science concepts of buoyancy, density, and more.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $41.99


thames_and_kosmos_electricity_and_magnetismElectricity and Magnetism (Thames & Kosmos)

  • Conduct more than 60 experiments with circuits and magnetic contraptions to learn about electricity and magnetism, and how these two fundamental properties are closely related.
  • Build series and parallel circuits to light up a light bulb, experiment with push buttons and on-off switches, assemble circuits that include spinning motor, two switches, and up to three light bulbs.
  • Conduct tests to see which materials are magnetic.
  • The electrical blocks fit together with simple plug-and-socket connectors.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $89.00

Unclemilton_60thAnt-iversaryAnt Farm60th Ant-iversary Ant Farm (Uncle Milton Industries)

  • See the amazing behavior of live ants in a whole new way with the 60th Ant-iversary versions of the classic Ant Farm toy—featuring a sleek new design, different colors, and 3D lenticular scenes with ant worlds of the future!
  • Watch ants dig tunnels and move mountains in the unique, escape proof design. Includes Antports with Antway connector tubes that you can use to connect the ants to other Ant Farm habitats.
  • Available in 3 designs.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $

WarnerBrosInteractiveEntertainment_LegoDimensionsGhostbustersLevelPackLEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Level Pack (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

  • Ghostbusters fans who want to spookify their LEGO Dimensions experience beyond the Ghostbusters level in the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack can add the Ghostbusters Level Pack, which includes “A Spook Central Adventure,” a mission-based Ghostbusters level where players must fight Gozer and save New York City.
  • The pack comes with a buildable Peter Venkman LEGO mini-figure and Proton Pack, Ecto-1, and Ghost Trap, all playable in the game.
  • Players can use the misfit parapsychologists’ Laser Deflector, Suspend Ghosts, and Hazard Protection abilities to solve puzzles and overpower enemies.
  • They can also boost their gameplay with the Ecto-1, which can rebuild into the Ecto-1 Blaster and Ecto-1 Water Diver and the Ghost Trap, which also rebuilds into the Ghost Stun n’ Trap Proton Power Zapper.
  • The pack allows access to the Ghostbusters Adventure World where gamers can play as one of the four Ghostbusters.
  • Players can replay through the game and other levels to trap ghosts and access more collectibles in their journey to save the LEGO multiverse.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $

Super Heroes- Heroes of Justice- Sky-High Battle LegoSuper Heroes- Heroes of Justice: Sky-High Battle (Lego)

  • Pilot the Batwing, featuring an opening cockpit, fold-out wings and a rapid shooter.
  • Rescue Lois Lane from Lex Luthor’s LexCorp helicopter.
  • The 516 pieces include Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman ,  Lex Luthor, and Lois Lane.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $59.99

KNEX_KForceFlashFireMotorizedBlasterK-FORCE: Flash Fire Motorized Blaster Building Set (K’Nex)

  • Blast darts as fast as you can with the K-FORCE Flash Fire Motorized Blaster Building Set!
  • Build your blaster and then load the clip with up to 10 darts, and the new motorized rapid fire chamber will fire darts as fast as you can pull the trigger!
  • Set includes 1 motorized rapid fire chamber, a 10 dart clip, 10 foam darts, 1 quick fit grip and downloadable instructions for 6 additional custom blasters and targets.
  • Compatible with the entire K-FORCE Build and Blast line. Batteries required, but not included.
  • Most models can be built one at a time.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $49.99 (US/CA)