What does STEM mean to you?

How science, technology, engineering, and math toys can help your child grow.


    Every year, GreatSchools presents the Golden Apple Awards for the best learning toys of the holiday shopping season. For 2011, we added the STEM toy category, to highlight the amazing new toys that can help your child learn science, technology, engineering, and math.


    Many schools aren't doing enough to prepare kids for our high tech future. The good news? Parents can do a lot to boost their children’s academic skills simply by picking higher minded toys – and making learning fun.


    See the winners of the 2011 Golden Apple Awards:

    Best STEM toys age 3 to 5
    Best STEM toys age 6 to 8
    Best STEM toys age 9 and up


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