If you didn’t already know, STEAM is an interdisciplinary educational approach that integrates the topics across Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics to provide a balanced education.
STEAM toys and kits provide a great way for children to learn through open-ended play. Not only do they encourage critical thinking and pique your little ones’ interest in learning, but they’re also fun to play with!
Here are 7 places you can get STEAM kits and toys in Singapore for your kids!
1. Explorer Junior
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Explorer Junior has a selection of STEAM Learning Kits that are suitable for little explorers from ages 4 to 6 years. Each kit comes with a guide and introduces different principles to little ones.
There’s the Solar Car kit that teaches little ones about solar energy, the Flying Machine kit that gives little explorers a peek into a few principles of flight, and the Planetarium kit with which they can learn about the different planets of our solar system by building their own planetarium, among others!
Learning Kits by Explorer Junior | $9.90 - $19.90
Shipping: 2 – 7 days upon order confirmation
2. Curious Kits
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Curious Kits offers Science and Arts subscription boxes recommended for little ones from 6 to 12 years old. Designed according to the themes Music, Gear, Space, Light, Animation, Detective, and Electricity, each box comes packed with hands-on activities, an introductory manual, pictorial step-by-step instructions, and mystery gifts.
You can choose from either a 3-month or 6-month subscription plan. But if you’re not ready for such a commitment, you can also go for the single boxes. Your choices include Let’s Get Seerious!, Lights, Camera, Action!, and Light it up!, which introduces the concepts of sight, animation, and light, respectively, through a series of hands-on activities.
Curious Kits | $20 - $68 per kit / $60 - $65 per month for subscription box
Shipping: First subscription box will be delivered within 3 working days, subsequent boxes will be delivered on the last week of every month | Other Orders: 3 working days
*Delivery: $5 flat fee
3. Get Hacking
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Get Hacking, by Tinkercademy, provides a wide variety of STEM kits, tools, and toys for learning to code, crafting, and tinkering with tech. Under the categories Electronics, Crafts, and Robotics & Drone, you can find a collection of kits and toys that are not just for children but for parents to tinker with as well.
For the younger ones, you can find kits and toys like Robot Turtles, a board game for little programmers, and littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit, which allows little ones to build, code and customize their very own hero gear, under the Tech Toys for Young Children.
STEM Kits and Toys by Get Hacking | $15 - $100+
Shipping: 5 – 7 working days/2 – 3 working days
*Delivery: $2 - $10+
4. Elon Three
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Elon Three is where you can get science and technology-related toys for children from 3 years old and up. From PowerUp 3.0, which allows you to transform an ordinary paper plane into an app-controlled flying machine to littleBits Electronic Inventor Kit that challenges you to build and customize a new electronic instrument of your own, your choices are aplenty!
Educational and STEM Toys by Elon Three | $35 - $300+
Shipping: 3 – 7 working days
*Delivery: Free with standard shipping
5. Craft Walk
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A company that offers experiential trails around Kampung Glam and hands-on artisanal workshops, Craft Walk, offers a variety of craft boxes with hands-on projects you can tackle. Among their offerings are also the Neon Art Starter Kits, great for introducing electronics to little ones and Monster Alive! Kit designed to introduce the concept of a chemical reaction.
6. My Messy Box
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For sensory play ideas for your tiny tots, check out My Messy Box, they offer sensory play-inspired subscription boxes according to children’s age group. Explorers (12 – 18 months) get sensory setups featuring easy to grip and harder to put in their mouth items while Discoverers (19 – 24 months) get popular fairytale-themed boxes with common objects easy for little ones to relate to.
The Adventurers’ (2 - 3 years) boxes are filled with colors, shapes, and creative activities, and they will be introduced to basic numeracy and literacy. The Bloomers (above 3 years) range provides kids with exploration play through simple science experiments and observations designed to pique a child’s curiosity and develop an intrinsic desire to learn.
You can either subscribe for the three, six, or 12-month plan or purchase a single box.
Sensory Kits by My Messy Box | $19.90 - $49.90 per kit / $32 - $42 per month for subscription box
Shipping: Subscription boxes will be delivered 2nd week of each month, subscriptions received after 15th of each month may begin from the following month
*Delivery: Charges will be calculated at checkout
From Cubetto Playset that teaches the basics of programming to little ones and Osmo’s Genius Starter Kit that provides a hands-on learning experience to German-made beech wood toys and marble track system from Switzerland, Playhao carries a wide range of premium toys from around the globe. If you’re looking for open-ended toys for your kids to experiment with and learn with, Playhao is your place.
Open-ended Toys by Playhao | Up to $300+
Shipping: 2 – 3 days for orders below $50 | next day shipping for orders above $50
*Delivery: Charges will be calculated at checkout
Please note that as there may be some changes to the delivery charges and shipping details during this time, we encourage you to check with the respective merchants before making a purchase.