How can a 1 year-old begin learning STEM skills? Building with blocks, identifying shapes and numbers, or moving beads along a track all introduce science, technology, engineering and math concepts. These are our top 10 STEM toys for 1 year-olds!
#1 – Rainbow Rocket Wooden Stacking Play Set
Rainbow Rocket Stacking Play Set is made of wood and comes with 9 colorful pieces. This toy is excellent for exploring shape and color recognition as well as fine motor skills. Works wonderfully as a brain puzzle!
#2 – Pound A Ball Set
This multi-color pound a ball is ideal for hammering practice, promotes dexterity, hand-eye coordination, manipulation, arm movement, cause and effect. And, the most important thing – it’s fun!
#3 – Garden Wooden Mix & Match Stacking
Beautiful wooden Flower Garden Mix & Match Stacking toy is great for sorting and grouping. Kids can use fine motor skills to arrange the parts of a flower in so many ways.
#4 – Musical Learning Workbench Toy
With lights, sounds, included shapes and music, the WolVol Musical Learning Workbench Toy will make a perfect gift for birthdays, holidays and other gift-giving occasions for both 1 year old boys and girls (and older)!
#5 – Magnetic Farm Animals
Build a Horse, Pig, Cow, Sheep, Chicken and Rooster with SmartMax My First Farm Animals! Or mix and match for crazy creations! Your kids will have so much fun they won’t realize they are learning!
#6 – Stacking Cups with Numbers & Shapes for Toddlers
Stacked with fun! Sort and drop 8 colorful shapes through the buckets lid, or stack the 10 fitted cups up, up, up. Use stacking cups to learn colors, counting, hand-eye coordination and more!
#7 – Magnetic Building Set
Goobi Junior’s magnetic building set includes oversized ergonomic shaped pieces designed for younger children, ages 1 and up, to explore magnetism safely and learn about its attractive and repulsive properties.
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#8 – Playskool Explore ‘N Grow Busy Gears
Gear up for playtime – with 11 interchangeable gears that spin, plus music, sounds, and twinkling lights, Playskool Explore ‘N Grow Busy Gears toy for 1 year olds is like a party in your playroom!
#9 – Wooden Bead Maze
Wooden Bead Maze allows children to move the beads along the maze. There are multiple shapes and colors of beads to help add variety to play.
#10 LEGO DUPLO All in One Box Of Fun
LEGO DUPLO is an essential for childhood. Kids can build and create with their imagination. The pieces are perfect for tiny hands and big minds.