From Light-Vomiting Toys to Cadaverous Cartoon Characters

 - May 26, 2014
Science toys are a wonderful and effective way to teach kids about the wonders of the world around them without boring them. Many such toys are so subtle in their scientific foundations that kids may not even be aware of the amount of science they are learning.

Many science toys targeted towards kids are in fact simplified or scaled down versions of fundamental scientific tools and instruments. By playing with simplified versions of hugely important scientific instruments, kids can begin to develop an understanding of what it is that scientists do and why their work can be fun. Other toys consist of fun, animated versions of scientific objects and concepts.

Some science toys even allow kids to build and create things, fostering in them an appreciation for experimentation and directed thinking.

The range of science toys out there is huge, and represents a great way to make learning fun for kids.