Is it just me, or is there no way it’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s almost Black Friday, which means I am so behind on holiday gifts? For those of you who have perfectly wrapped gifts already stashed away, you can stop reading now. For everyone else (my people!), I’ve got you covered.
Our friends at the engineering program INSPIRE at Purdue University have taken the guesswork out of choosing amazing STE(A)M gifts. Their gift guide inspired many of the selections below. Each one listed here promises to make child-size eyes pop and might even get them into college. #you’rewelcome.
For little kids, they have a hands-down favorite: the Mochi Robotics Kit. It’s an adorable bear in a code-able little car that your kids can bedazzle and reinvent with LEGOs. Kids learn computational thinking and direct the bear around a playmat that reminded me of a twister board, based on challenges in an included storybook. Oh, and did I mention: It’s screen-free. Because we are all detoxxing.
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