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Best STEM toys ages 9+

Young scientists and inventors will love these 2011 Golden Apple Awards winners created for older kids.

Best STEM toys ages 3 to 5

Created for young learners, 2011 Golden Apple Awards winners masterfully lay a (fun) foundation for science, math, and technology.

7 top computers for the holidays

Time to get your child a computer? Our tech expert shares her favorites for kids and teens.

6 smart tech toys

Our tech expert picks the season's best digital gifts to bolster learning and spark imaginations.

Board games: More than fun and games

Turn off the TV and get cozy with some old-fashioned board games.Your kids will have a ball and develop valuable learning skills while they play.

7 brain-building video games

You don't need to tell your child, but video games can be educational and entertaining. Our tech expert chooses this year's best that get kids moving and thinking.

The season's best cell phones for kids

Our tech expert chooses her top picks of the season for kids of every age.

7 top educational apps for the holidays

Adios, ballistic birds. Our tech expert finds the snazziest new smarts-boosting apps.

Best holiday bets for boys

The season's 12 most innovative gifts for any boy on your list.

Brilliant Bookworm

Check out these 16 bookish gifts for kids of all ages.