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The Rise of the STEM Toy

STEM toys have actually been around for several years now. As the New Yorker reported back in 2013, the industry was already welcoming an increase in STEM-related toys for almost a decade. According to data from a research firm on the toy industry, “Sales of building sets rose 22% from 2011 to 2012, from $1.63 billion to $1.99 billion; sales of scientific toys and educational toys, while a tiny fraction of overall toy sales, grew as well, by 17% and 25%, respectively.”
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Solid academic toys include math and science kits, as well as language learning toys, and these toys should actively engage children in skill acquisition or application. In other words, children should not be passive observers -- a good academic toy should require them to think, interact with and/or manipulate concepts and ideas.
 
Cognitive thinking toys for younger children can include puzzles and construction sets that require children to think logically and apply reason. Cognitive skill-building toys for older students include classics like the Rubik’s Cube, as well as more advanced construction sets from companies like LEGO, which require older students to apply concepts of both geometry and engineering.
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Motor skill-building toys are a growing subset of STEM toys and primarily apply to the youngest of learners. Toddlers and preschoolers can benefit from workbench sets or even simple, well-designed building blocks, which allow young learners to develop the physical skills they need to move and manipulate objects.
 
For parents who want to give their children additional opportunities to learn and practice STEM skills, quality STEM toys can be a great option. After all, hard work can definitely feel like play, especially in the STEM fields, so look for toys that offer that sweet spot of rigor and joy, and watch your child's interest in STEM take flight.
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And this year, 2018 China Toy Expo will also show many high-quality STEM Toys from many famous brands and star suppliers. Click here to register and you will be able to experience a wonderful and unique fair!


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  1. 220,000 sqm exhibition area, 2,400 exhibitors, 4,300 brands, 80,000 visitors with 20% overall scale increasing rate
  2. Product DEBUT of most leading global brands in Asia
  3. A full-range export-ready factories from over 20 major production regions
  4. Sourcing with reliable manufacturers---Star Suppliers for ODM & OEM.
  5. Effective tailor-made match-making for your business convenience
  6. Over 300 pre-school equipment & educational resource manufacturers
  7. A host of creative products in CTJPA Annual Innovation Awards Product Gallery
  8. The TRENDS CORNER showcases the trends of the industry
  9. Co-located China Kids Expo (CKE) & China Licensing Expo (CLE) make your trip more productive