The best science toys for kids 2010 are a good illustration of how kids can have some serious fun, and participate in some educational activity at the same time. What children (or adults for that matter) wouldn’t be interested and intrigued by building a volcano that will actually erupt in multiple colors, watch objects change colors with solar energy or create their own electronic gadgets and watch them at work?
For this year, here are the top 3 picks in kids science toys – truly some great picks:
1. Live Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore (for kids age 4 to 14) – Kids can observe caterpillars turning into “Painted Lady” butterflies with this particular science toy. The toy itself comes with the habitat and a mail-in certificate for five butterflies (caterpillars), a feeding kit and instructions. Once the caterpillars turn into butterflies, the lid on the habitat can be lifted to set them free. This science toy has been at the top of the “hot sellers” list for some time now, and is an award winner for “Dr. Toys” best in classic toys.
2. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 (For kids ages 8 to 12) – This toy is the “beginner” version in the Snap Circuits series of toys, all of which come with electronic components that allow kids to build their own gadgets such as alarms, blinking lights and much much more. This is an excellent hands-on way for kids to learn how electricity functions with circuitry, switches and more.
3. Mind Blowing Science Kit from Scientific Explorer (for kids 4 to 8 years of age) – This may just be my favorite in the lineup of the best science toys for kids in 2010. This kit has quite a number of fun and “ooey gooey” types of experiments that might be particularly interesting for kids. There are two types of volcanoes that can be built, (safe) chemical reaction experiments, mixing magic ooze and quite a few more different activities to choose from.
Of course, there are more popular activities among the best science toys for kids 2010 including test tube and other chemistry kits, larger and more detailed circuitry toys, dual microscopes and practically any toy that someone could think of that would exercise learning about science and nature in a fun and creative way. In fact, I would venture to guess that these toys would be interesting and fun for just about any youngster.
Resource: Top 10 Science Toys for Kids – Squidoo Parenting and Kids