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October 2015 | Vol. XIV - No. 10


Toys to Talk About: STEM

By TDmonthly Staff
October 2015

These STEM toys are worth a second look.

Curiosity Kits Smartphone Cinema by THE ORB FACTORY LIMITED

Curiosity Kits Smartphone Cinema by THE ORB FACTORY LIMITEDFold the box to make the projector, add the lens and place the smartphone. Project videos on the wall. 2/29/2016 (MSRP: $14.99)


STEM Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set by LEARNING RESOURCES INC.

STEM Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set by LEARNING RESOURCES INC.The race is on to build hands-on coding skills! Build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for Colby, the Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch Colby race to find the cheese! This deluxe set includes 30 double-sided coding cards, 10 double-sided activity cards, cheese wedge, and Activity Guide to provide the perfect hands-on introduction to coding concepts. Create your path with 16 maze grids to create a 20" x 20" maze board, 22 maze walls, and 3 tunnels for endless possibilities. Colby lights-up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds along with colorful buttons to match coding cards for easy programming and sequencing. Add multiple players with Jack, the Programmable Robot Mouse (LER 2841), sold separately. Colby measures 4"L and requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). 2/29/2016 (MSRP: $59.99)


Quercetti Georello Junior by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC

Quercetti Georello Junior by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLCHave fun with Georello Junior, making all the colorful gears move by turning one gear with just one figure. Create a chain reaction that surprises and involve children in endless experimentations. Includes one clear base, nine colorful gears and nine matching discs. 2/29/2016 (MSRP: $29.99)


4M Crystal Mining Kit by TOYSMITH

4M Crystal Mining Kit by TOYSMITH4M Products are creative, imaginative, inspiring and most of all fun! The 4M Crystal Mining Kit let's you excavate your very own crystals. Once you excavate you have beautiful crystals to display and admire. Includes plaster rock with eight embedded crystals, digging tool, display case, drawstring bag and more! Perfect for ages 5 and up. 9/30/2015 (MSRP: $10.99)


Pirate Treasure LIMITED SERIES Classic EcoAquarium™ by FUNOLOGY INNOVATIONS LLC

Pirate Treasure LIMITED SERIES Classic EcoAquarium™ by FUNOLOGY INNOVATIONS LLCA Classic EcoAquarium setting sail with a new look of Pirates, Treasure & Adventure! The durable color-fast background & tank border sets a tone of swash & buckle. The Classic EcoAquarium brings nature up close & personal. Includes 4x4x5 tank with 2 Frogs or 1 Betta Fish, Lucky Bamboo Plant, Decorative rock, Living Gravel, your choice of Colored Gravel. The natural mix of plant, animal & microbes work together to establish a sustainable mini-ecosystem. Easy to maintain, easy to care. 9/30/2015 (MSRP: $40.99; Age: 6 and up)


GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope by EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS INC.

GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope by EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS INC.Get preschoolers excited about science and introduce them to the miracles of magnification with My First Microscope! Magnify any small object – flat or dimensional – at 8x with this real, working microscope designed especially for little kids! Encourages scientific exploration; Rewards curiosity ; Introduces kids to a key scientific tool.
— Matt Peel, manager of Toys & Co. in Greensboro, N.C., told TDmonthly in a January 2015 survey that the GeoSafari line from Educational Insights was their store's best-selling STEM toys. 1/29/2015 (MSRP: $21.99)






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