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The best way to get kids into STEM isn't to plop them in front of a computer or tablet. First they need to read up on what it is they want to do — from coding to electronics and more. Amazon Editor Seira Wilson offers up her picks for the best books for your tech-savvy kids.
With coding being introduced into the elementary school curriculum, kids are getting excited about learning how to build their own games. Coding Games in Scratch uses bright visuals and step-by-step instructions written with young beginners in mind.
What better way to encourage kids to have fun with math than to give them a little extra time to stay up before bed solving riddles? The riddles are fun in the same way that kids love fun facts only they get to provide the answers. Each Bedtime Math problem has three variations for different ages/level of difficulty.
The Mad Scientist Academy has an unusual group of new students who must put their varied skills to use in order to find their class pet — a dinosaur. Adventurous and informative science fun in comic book illustration style.
Kids explore the supercomputer inside their heads with National Geographic Kids Brain Games. Interactive puzzles, kid-friendly sidebars and interesting text make learning about the science of our minds fun.
Learn engineering and physics using one of kids' favorite things — LEGOs. The Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit will help turn ordinary LEGO bricks into moving machines that when pieced together create chain reactions.
The first in an engaging series about 11-year-old twins who love science, electronics and mischief, Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab combines a mystery with the opportunity for some hands-on science projects.
Pique interest in science and technology early on as young minds begin to ask questions about the world around them. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why gives clear, informative answers for preschool-age children.