My daughter is OBSESSED with robots. She loves them. Robots on TV, in books, at the science centre – and given the efforts to increase the number of girls and women in STEM careers, I want to encourage her enthusiasm! I poked around a few toy stores, but the robots I spotted seemed either too simple or too complex. I needed a solution – and FAST – Christmas is coming!
Enter the APEGA Holiday Gift Guide! It’s the answer to this mother’s prayers! Move over playthings that get discarded after a day or two and enter unique, captivating and educational toys that will have my kids coming back for more, time and again!
The APEGA Holiday Gift Guide features toys from trusted brands like Fisher Price, Alex, LEGO, Crayola, Discovery, National Geographic and more! The guide is easily sorted by toys for each age group. There are cool DIY projects that will keep kids busy for hours and coding sets that can start them on the path to the fundamentals of this vital and diverse technology.
I love the sets geared toward hands on fun, like the 4M Science Magic kit! Kids can experiment for themselves to see just how much fun simple science can be! And what parent wouldn’t love the Nature Explorer Kit – perfect for young outdoor enthusiasts, to not only get them moving outside, but prompt exciting creature discoveries!
It’s clear the creators of this guide “get” the stuff that excites and intrigues kids – look no further than the “That’s Gross Science Lab”. From bubbles to boogers, THIS is how to make science interesting and fun for the 5-10 year old set!
Here you’ll find popular toys that your kids have probably seen on TV – take the Osmo Creative Kit, for example. It’s a unique set that cleverly combines art and virtual reality technology in a game that will grow with your child and continue to challenge them at every age.
When it comes to picking the perfect robot for my daughter, I’m torn! I think she’d love Artie 3000: The Coding Robot! With his big eyes and cute smile, his adorable looks help kids learn coding as they program him to draw! I know she’d also go crazy over The LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox – a toy that combines two favourites, LEGO and coding, and allows users to build a creation that moves and has a personality – truly a toy that would continue to be loved for years.
Older kids will love the electronics, microscope, dinosaur, chemistry kits. There’s even a kit that allows you to build and code your own Star Wars Droid!
APEGA is even running a contest – readers who spot the adorable elves, Peggy and Al, in the guide can enter to win one of the amazing toys featured in the catalogue! The contest begins on December 5, 2019!
With gifts starting at just $9.95, the APEGA Gift Guide is ideal for gifting smarter on a budget! This holiday season, choose toys that will educate, empower and excite – and plant a seed for a smarter New Year!
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