The holidays are quickly approaching. Do you need ideas on what gifts can help encourage and entice kids to learn about STEM? Check some of the cool STEM toys from the TechCrunch guide for inspiration.

Python for Kids ($35 USD)

Python for Kids is a book that teaches kids the Python programming language. It uses cartoons, examples, and puzzles to help kids ages 10 and up learn about the program in a fun way.

Brilliant (Starting at $25 USD)

If books and toys are not right for your teen, try a subscription to STEM-focused online courses. For kids ages 13 and up, has various courses in science, technology, engineering and math for those who are already interested in these fields.

GoldieBlox: Floating Cloud Light ($30 USD)

Let your child make a DIY Floating Cloud Light with this maker kit. Kids ages 8 and up can have fun while assembling the lamp.

Kano PC ($300 USD)

Why buy a computer when you can make one? Kano PC allows kids ages 4 to 19 to learn to build and code a computer. 

To see other fun, STEM-related games you can buy, visit TechCrunch.

Bring STEM to your Classroom

How can you incorporate STEM education into your classroom in an engaging way for your students? Join GraceAnn Griffin, STEM teacher and IEEE Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee member, on 12 December at 12pm ET for the complimentary webinar, “How to Incorporate STEM in the Classroom”. Her presentation will be followed by a LIVE Q&A, so be sure to submit your questions!

Register today.