We really like the toys from Melissa and Doug toys, and we have mentioned before that the quality of the toys is wonderful. Today, we wanted to mention a few toys in particular that we thought would help develop stem skills. The first category of products I want to focus on are the puzzles. Puzzle are are great way to learn about many things at the same time.
The different shapes of the pieces require a child to be develop their spatial awareness and see how things fit together. In addition to the geometry of the puzzle pieces, you also have the interaction of colors and shapes that are drawn on the puzzle. Furthermore, you also have the subject area of the puzzle. In the examples I’ve provided, your can learn about the solar system or underwater ecology as he/she also develops his/her pattern making skills. Furthermore, the puzzles provide immediate feedback to your child letting them know if they made the correct or incorrect choice.
In addition to standard puzzles, Melissa and Doug have also incorporated this idea of interlocking pieces that give immediate feedback in other toys. The see and spell toy below is a perfect example of this.
We’ve provided links to both the Melissa and Doug website and Amazon in order to provide you with more options. We have provided you with different codes for the Melissa and Doug website that will help lower your cost and the Melissa and Doug website will have more options for you in the brand. However, as we stated with Lego, it is often very convenient to order many different items at the same time through Amazon, so we wanted to give you information you needed to find these products there as well.
Click the links to be directed to the product page in order to buy!
Note different codes work on different days, so make sure to plan ahead when shopping.