Best forCurious preschoolers ages 3 and up
Top BenefitsGets kids interested in science, fun experiments, quality construction
ConsiderationsLab bench requires a fair amount of space, requires 3 AA batteries
Bottom lineLittle Tikes STEM Jr. Wonder Lab introduces preschoolers to the sciences with a range of fun experiments that can be done with common household materials.
Move over play kitchens and workshops—the interactive Little Tikes STEM Jr. Wonder Lab is here to electrify your preschooler’s innate curiosity. Cool sounds, phrases and a light-up circuit centre bring the lab to life and draw little Curies and Einsteins in as they explore science, technology engineering and math through early learning. The set comes with (washable) lab accessories, including test tubes and beakers, plus 20 hands-on experiments printed on spill-proof cards (and there are even more experiments available online). Just watch your little scientists' reactions as they make bubbles, snow, vampire blood, stretchy slime and more using common household materials. The illustrated experiments are simple enough for kids to follow, although the manual still recommends adult supervision (which is fine because you’ll totally want to get in on the fun). We also love that even if an experiment doesn’t work out, kids can use trial and error to problem-solve a solution—a must-have skill for future innovators!
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