Toys for kids should primarily be fun for the kids, and then after that they can fulfill whatever purpose the parent wants. I already mentioned this in the homepage, but I’m currently addicted buying so called STEM toys for my 5 year old. These toys are designed to improve child’s problem solving skills, critical thinking, creativity, etc.
I personally like to browse and order things from the “STEM Toys” section of the Toys’R’Us. Sometimes we drive down to the store and checkout the toys in person. This type of toys can be purchased for kids of all ages from toddlers all the way to teenage years, which is when kids start losing interest in toys anyways.
With STEM toys you can make sure that your kids grow up with an interest in science. Remember that STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. People in these types of professions have very little difficulty in finding jobs, even in these problematic economic times.
Just make sure that you don’t force your kids to play with toys they don’t enjoy playing with. You then turn into one of those overachieving parents, and you’ll most than likely kill all the fun for the kids. Let me know what kind of sciency toys you bought for your kids by leaving a comment down below.