Learning STEM with LEGO® Toys

Are Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics really hard for kids to learn? The long answer is No – the shortest answer is to learn through PLAY.

Scroll down to find out how you can help your child – and maybe yourself, too - get excited about STEM with LEGO® sets from DUPLO® to LEGO BOOST and MINDSTORMS.

What is STEM and why are LEGO STEM Toys Fun for Kids?

For most of us, fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are either wildly exciting and inspiring or extremely daunting concepts that may be difficult to relate to. They often get a reputation as the “hard” sciences. Hard, both as in difficult to grasp and learn, but also with a reputation of being rigid, leaving very little, if any, room for creativity or imagination.

We design and create LEGO STEM toys because we believe that curiosity, fun, and creativity are major drivers in getting both kids and adults excited about science. You can always play and experiment your way from basic to advanced STEM skills. (And that’s a scientific fact!)

STEM is a window to understanding the building blocks of life, the universe and everything. It gives us tools to explore, question, navigate in, and even invent the world we live in – skills that can and will be applied in every field of work and play.

Find the Best LEGO STEM Toys for Girls and Boys

From LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO space sets and gear wheels to Tech Toy of the Year LEGO BOOST and MINDSTORMS, you can find the perfect STEM gift for toddlers to older kids here. Each set has a helpful age marking to guide you!

Fun, Cool and Creative STEM Projects for Kids of All Ages

You can find lots of creative ideas and inspiration for easy to advanced STEM projects for toddlers to older kids. It’s not just about programming computers, filling large chalkboards with complicated equations or building robots. You can tap into your child’s curiosity about almost anything and find ways to start a fun experiment or game. At its core, STEM is really about understanding and engaging in the world around you, with curious observation, critical questions, and the creativity and courage to fearlessly try new things. Whether you’re stacking a tower of LEGO DUPLO bricks for fun or trying to find a new galaxy!

STEM toys for Ages 4-7 - Toddlers and Preschoolers

Did you know that something as relatively simple as playing counting games with your toddler can spark their passion for STEM? Learning about numbers and basic math this way can help develop their observational and analytical skills in any field. How many dots are on a lady bug? How many toes do I have?

 

Another simple play activity that is universally popular with toddlers from any culture all over the world is “How many (insert favorite toys here) I child stack on top of each other before they fall over?” There’s your child’s first lesson in the law of gravity!

Find ideas for fun STEM projects for young kids in these videos!

Coding Express

Inspire early learners to explore early coding concepts such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding, while developing problem solving skills, critical thinking, collaboration and social and emotional skills.

Coding Express will be available in US and China by October 2018. For all other markets it will be available through spring of 2019.

Powered Up: Upgrade your LEGO Play Experience

The LEGO Powered Up system is a Bluetooth and WiFi-enabled element platform with smart motors, color and distance sensors and LED light elements. Simply build them into a LEGO set to add movement, lights and lots of action!

An upgraded version of the LEGO Power Functions system, Powered Up has:

New Wired connections
Better support
Sensors Smart Motors (App can identify device)
Improved building possibilities, particularly for LEGO Technic based models

New Wireless connections
Improved range
Works behind obstacles
Lots of channels
Not sunlight sensitive
Connection to smart devices that support Bluetooth
Low energy

Award-winning Tech Toy of the Year 2018 – Ideal for Primary School kids!