New Service Will Send Kids STEM Toys Each Month
Subscription services are a great way to stay well fed (like Blue Apron), try new things (like Birchbox), or just ensure you get a monthly present (like Loot Crate). And now you can get a package each month for the children in your life that helps them learn about math and science, thanks to Amazon's new STEM Club.
For $19.99 per month, the new subscription program will send you a package on the first of each month filled with toys that will help get kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. Amazon editors will hand-pick toys and projects that they think will help children learn as they play. The contents of each box range from robotics to natural sciences and will arrive consistently until the subscription is canceled. There are three age-appropriate programs to choose from: 3–4 year olds, 5–7 year olds, and 8–13 year olds. All the contents are recently launched projects or Amazon exclusives, so it's unlikely they'll send something the child already owns.
STEM toys are considered by many parents an excellent way to introduce kids to science at a young age. While you can't expect these kits to turn your offspring into a scientist overnight, they're still a good way to inspire and boost creativity. Many engineers can attest to toys like LEGO bricks inspiring their career path.
[h/t The Verge]