Top 10 Preschool Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Toys Under $30


We hope you are having a great week! Our family loves the Fisher Price brand and we've been purchasing toys from this company for years! So, we were very excited to find out about their "Think and Learn" line! In addition to Fisher Price, this STEM toy list also includes learning toys from Melissa and Doug, Tiggly, Educational Insights, Learning Resources, and Magformers. Here is our family's "Top Ten Preschool STEM Toys for Under $30"!

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Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar Toy

1 - Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar Toy
We've been watching this toy since last year's Consumer Electronic Show. If you want to integrate Science, Engineering, Technology, or Mathematics for your child(ren), this is the MUST have toy for the season! Here's the neat thing, out of 74 customer reviews, the average score for this toy is 4.5/5 stars! Other people think this toy is great too!

2 - Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Scan Color Chameleon
This is a great toy for two and three year olds who are learning their colors! This toy is definitely one of the top toys for color recognition. In fact, our little one is obsessed with QR codes and scanning them into an iPhone. This toy is similar as well! Just scan the paint swatch with the paint brush and the chameleon will identify the color! This is a fun way to integrate the technology piece of STEM for your children! Out of 25 customer reviews, the average score for this toy is 3.5/5 stars!

 
3 - Fisher-Price Smart Scan Word Dash
For the older children in your life, this word dash toy is going to be awesome for sight words and interactively play! As a education doctors, we are always looking for innovative ways to integrate learning each day for our little one! This toy/game is similar to a "metal detector", but for sight words! Also, we are always looking for neat travel toys (especially for travel to grandma's house and this toy is definitely on our list! Out of 22 customer reviews, the average score for this toy is 3.5/5 stars!

4 - Melissa & Doug Bead Sequencing Set
Create your own preschool coding week! You can integrate the Melissa & Doug Bead Sequencing Set in a week-long preschool lesson on coding, number sequencing, and counting. We love the Melissa and Doug brand, because they sell high-quality wooden toys for affordable prices! Out of 119 customer reviews, the average score for this toy is 4/5 stars!

5 - Tiggly Math Learning System for Kids 3-7
Our little one loves her iPad and we are always on the look out for neat iPad friendly toys that can teach STEM to our little one after her school day ends! This mathematics learning system includes four toys for the tablet app (available on android and Kindle Fire). Out of 45 customer reviews, the average score for this toy is 4/5 stars! Other people think this toy is great too!


6 - Magformers Inspire Set (30-pieces)
The Magformers brand is awesome for preschoolers! This particular set is very color and includes 30 pieces. It is a great travel toy and it can help you emphasize engineering for your child! This is a TOP toy, because out of 226 customer reviews, the average score for this toy is 5/5 stars!

 
7 - Educational Insights Design & Drill Dazzling Creations Studio
Yes! STEM focused toys for our little girl! We are definitely adding this toy on our Christmas list! Our little one loves crowns, princesses, and jewels...so this toy is the PERFECT combination for our preschooler! Plus, you can take place all of these items in a gallon-sized zip lock bag for learning on-the-go during your family travel adventures! Out of 16 customer reviews, the average score for this toy is 4.5/5 stars!

8 - Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Build and Bloom Flower Garden Building Kit
We are BIG fans of the Learning Resources company, because many school districts purchase these products for their classrooms. The Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Build and Bloom Flower Garden Building Kit is a great toy for your little one(s), because it is colorful and it is focused on physics! Your little one can actually see the reactions the gears that they connected! Out of 49 customer reviews, the average score for this toy is 4.5/5 stars!

9 - Educational Insights EI-5112 GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope
As a child, we loved the GeoSafari system, because it enabled us to view different parts of the United States with a simple magnifying glass! The company is still using this concept, but they are enabling children to view the world around them through their first microscope! Out of 387 customer reviews, the average score for this toy is 4/5 stars!

10 - Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set
This is one of the neatest lab sets for preschoolers that we've seen so far! Each component of the lab kit has an animal associated with it! So, you can say - "Grab the "Lion Test Tube" for the next experiment" and your little one(s) will know exact which item you would like to use next! You can store this in a small plastic box for reuse later! Out of 387 customer reviews, the average score for this toy is 4/5 stars!



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