If you’ve got a kid who would rather take apart a toy car to see how it works than play with it, boy, do we have a treat for you — Amazon has just launched a new subscription service that will send your kid a new science toy every month.
Amazon’s new STEM Club (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) will send your kid new STEM toys for $19.99 a month. The toys will be selected from among STEM toys “that have recently launched or are exclusive to Amazon,” according to TechCrunch, and will cover everything from “robotics to natural sciences.” They will also be age-appropriate, with options for 3- to 4-year-olds, 5- to 7-year-olds and 8- to 13-year-olds.
It can be really difficult to figure out which products are good-quality and which are boxes full of rickety garbage. The idea of having someone else pick a solid, trusted science toy for my kid and deliver it to my house sounds pretty dreamy.
Let’s face it: We need all the scientists we can get these days. We need people who love facts and want to share them. So it’s heartening that the reason Amazon started this club in the first place was due to the success of the STEM toy section on their site, which TechCrunch says was the second-most visited section and had the highest volume of sales during this past holiday season.
We love the idea of someone shopping for us, and we love the idea of someone picking toys for our kids, but most of all we love when those toys are educational and meant to spark their curiosity about the world.