You probably hear a lot about STEM nowadays and the importance of it in your child’s education. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, all of which your child will need as they advance through school. Well, it also has a lot of benefits and can be plenty of fun for your kids too. Before you go and pick up some heavy-duty math books, you should check out some puzzles, which are usually designed with bright colors. Solving logic puzzles will make your kid more resilient, more innovative, teach them about strategy, help them with their hand-eye coordination skills and give them priceless problem-solving skills. That’s why we rounded up the best STEM puzzle sets for you.
These sets can be used more than once. There are either many puzzles within the sets we picked, or there’s a puzzle that’s been designed to be solved multiple times—but in a different way each time. The puzzles will get your kids scratching their heads and make learning more fun. You might want to join in on the puzzles.
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1. 223 Piece Creative Mosaic Drill Puzzle Kit
This puzzle set combines with education and creativity. It comes with 223 mosaic pieces, screwdriver, wrenches and a toy drill with three drill bits and eight animal cards. This kid-safe set is tailor-made for the kids who love to put stuff together. It teaches them basic engineering and how to identify which tool does what. They can make both 2D and 3D designs with this colorful puzzle.
2. Coogam Wooden Blocks Puzzle
This isn’t just your average puzzle. It’s not just a one-and-done jigsaw. If your child puts the puzzle together for a second time, it’ll look completely different than the first time. The 40 pieces of this puzzle are made out of basswood and are many geometric shapes. Your kid will learn how they fit together. It’s a great way to help them master hand-eye coordination and use their critical thinking skills.
3. Educational Insights Kanoodle
Your kids will never get bored with the 200 2D and 3D puzzle challenges included in this set. These logic brain-teasers require your child to think strategically to solve the puzzles. There are multiple levels of difficulty in this set, so your kid will have this set for a long time. Adults might also get a kick out of this set. You also get a 48-page illustrated book and a carrying case.
4. PicassoTiles 120pcs Bristle Shape 3D Building Blocks
Your child can let their imagination run wild with this unique building blocks set. The bristle tiles will stimulate your child’s senses, engage their sense of shapes and colors and help them learn how to construct something from nothing. They can play with these toys for years to come. You can even build something.
5. The Genius Square
This compact game teaches your child about how to problem solve. They’ll roll all seven dice to determine which blockers go where. Once the blockers are set up, your child needs to figure out how to solve the puzzle. Because there can be so many different combinations with seven dice, you can play this game over and over again for years to come.