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Getting kids back in the groove for school can be here are some of our favorite STEAM toys that make educational learning exciting! I know my kids dread heading back to school, but if you make it fun it helps them get back in the swing of things while having fun! Thames & Kosmos always has the best STEAM kits that get kids engaged and wanting to learn while building, testing and using their imaginations. 

About Thames & Kosmos: 

Thames & Kosmos was founded in 2001 when a Rhode Island science museum director and her son partnered with a 200-year old German publishing house to help fulfill the great need for science education materials that were more stimulating, effective, relevant – and of course, fun!

For the past 20 years, we have dedicated ourselves to that mission, publishing and distributing toys and games that are both engaging and educational. We believe that authentic learning experiences combined with hands-on exploration are a powerful way to captivate curious young minds, and to keep them hungry for knowledge as they continue their journey into adulthood. Whether it’s building a robot, playing a board game, or performing a magic trick, we strive for our products empower kids to take risks, experiment, innovate, cooperate, problem-solve, and sometimes even fail.

Creatto Sunshine Sabertooth Light Up 3D Puzzle

With 154 Creatto pieces and a string of 80 LED lights, you can build a friendly sabertooth tiger, a rhino head, a mammoth, and an elasmosaurus. Lights powered by USB cable; USB power adapter not included.

MSRP: $32.95, Ages 8+

Available for purchase on Amazon, Thames & Kosmos’s Website, and where toys are sold. 

Kids First Intro To Tools & Building

Grab your tools, it’s time to get building! Learn how to use tools and build your own workbench with this introductory mechanical engineering kit for kids ages three and up. Join Ty and Karlie — the young engineers featured in the other Kids First early engineering kits — to learn how to use a hammer, screwdriver, and wrench, and the basic engineering principles behind how these tools work. Model building helps develop fine motor skills, mechanical engineering skills, visual-spatial skills, and reasoning and concept development skills. The parts in this kit are compatible with the parts of other Thames & Kosmos Kids First engineering kits.

MSRP: $39.95. Age: 3+

Available for purchase on Amazon, Thames & Kosmos’s Website and where toys are sold. 

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