6 Smart Engineering Toys for the Techie Kids in Your Life
Have you ever noticed how some kids are very inquisitive and they try to explore and do things in a way one can’t even imagine as if they are natural-born engineers! Your only job as a parent is to take care and nurture their creativity even more and yes be ready to clean up the mess as well afterwards. Check out few of these engineering toys for your future engineers to blow up, burn up or dismantle. They will be grateful to you for the early guidance and encouragement when they grow older.
Now let’s look at some interesting toys which are handpicked by our team to help your kids grow and nurture that interest for engineering in them right from the young age. And if you'd like more options that will help nourish your budding genuis, but that explore areas besides engineering, check out this list:
Thames & Kosmos Mechanical Engineering Robotic Arms
A perfect kit for a 7-year kid or older by which he can learn and explore mechanical engineering principles first-hand as he assembles and plays with these 6 mechanical models. Though it’s a bit complex but at the same time user-friendly and will keep your kid engaged for a long time. With this kit theyoung mind can make mechanical models like arms, grabber claws and legs which are generally found in a robotic machine. The kit also includes a 36 page, full colour manual to guide you through the model building process with step by step illustrations and instructions.
A perfect gift idea for your kids !
Da Vinci's DIY Science & Engineering Construction Kit
This kit by the world famous National Geographic is the bestselling da Vinci’s invention product. It helps you to create 3 DIY projects like Bombard, Catapult and Ballista three incredible invention from Leonardo da Vinci. With some simple instructions and high quality laser cut wooden components you are all set to experience the engineering of the olden ages!
A good gift idea to keep your kids away from the iPad, video games etc. and help them engage in nurturing their creativity.
K'NEX 70 Model Building Set
Do you want to simulate your child’s imagination and get them creative? Then this modelling set is a definitely recommended. With over 700 pieces to play with, this kit helps to improve vital hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem solving ability etc. With over 70 models to be made this product is a probably one of the best for your child to begin with and start experimenting.
The possibilities are just endless!
Engino Discovering Stem: Levers, Linkages & Structures Building Kit
For ages 8 and up, this kit helps the child to understand complex mechanics of lever, linkages and structures. With a well-illustrated 13 pages manual and 3D rendered instructions this definitely makes things easy for the young mind. With over 16 models to be made like seesaw, a movable weight scale, a wheelbarrow, a parking gate etc. this kit can be a good start for kids who older and more mature.
Smart Lab Toys Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab
This is a great way to learn about circuits. It has real wires too hook up to real components such as push buttons, LED lights, speaker, microprocessor and more (not like the cheap circuit sets). If your kid loves to play with wires, motors, electronics then this is probably the most suitable and safe kit to help them grow their interest even more in the field. With over 5 base boards like battery module, variable resistor module etc., few jumper wires and a well-illustrated 48-page manual this STEM focused kit for kids from 8 years and above is the answer for their needs. They can not only make unlimited electronic games and gadgets but also learn vital electronic and electrical engineering concepts as they go on.
Your kids would definitely love creating exciting electronic projects with this kit – especially the doorbell!
Smart Lab Toys Archi-Tech Electronic Smart House
This is great kit for kids who love making houses or show some kind of interest especially in architecture. With a combination of construction pieces and electronic circuitry components, archi-tech electronic Smart house teaches creative engineering and technology in a whole new way. With someone who is 8 years and older this is perfect kit for him to build houses and then wire up the sensors, lights etc. to bring in extra functionality making this interesting and at the same time enjoyable.
A great way to keep your kids hooked up to building something constructive and keeping them away from those smart screens!