Toys for Tots at Holiday Soiree

Dec 10, 2018 by The . Topics include , , , , ,

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In the lead up to our Holiday Beer & Bytes this Wednesday, we’d like to share the following, written by Ebony Brown Hicks, the Founder and Executive Director of Brown Girls Code, a coding organization for underrepresented girls ages 8 – 18.

The Best STEAM Toys & Tech for KIDS and ‘the Kid in You’

Still looking for the best gifts that will stimulate and inspire a kid to develop a love for science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM)? Well, I have done the heavy lifting for you by creating this STEAM-focused Gift Guide.

The gifts featured are fun, engaging and pose as a great way to help build your child’s confidence through play and exploration. In most cases, the kids won’t even realize that they are not just connecting blocks to build a secret fortress’, they are also building problem-solving skills that will better position them for tomorrow’s growing IT demand.  I have identified the best gifts for kids who vlog, kids who like to take things apart, kids who believe in unicorns and magic and even those kids who still play with dolls or crayons. Use this guide to find the perfect gift during this holiday season for a kid you know…or even the ‘kid in you.

A percentage of all proceeds earned from use of the affiliate links in this guide will be used to promote STEAM education for girls ages 8 – 18.


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