Just Say Yes to STEM
Tech toys are just one component of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) trend that's taken the toy industry by storm. From circuit building to robotics, craft kits to board games, educational toys are no longer hidden on their own shelves. They're part of the mainstream.
Goldieblox is just one of the lines encouraging this, but they're joined by wire building line Roominate, circuit builders Little Bits (shown here), Thames and Kosmos's entire line of science experiments and robots, and Robot Turtle — a board game that teaches tots how to code.