While shopping at Best Buy the other day I noticed they have a great selected of STEM learning and educational toys. These are perfect for anyone with children between the ages of 6-12. My son is 12 and I knew he would absolutely love the Sphero SPRK+ Robot Kit.
Check out our video of the Sphero SPRK+ Robot Kit below:
Did you know that STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math? STEM products encourage kids to develop core skills in these areas which is perfect for school-aged children. Best Buy carries products from basic learning games to advanced toys designed to stimulate a child’s mind in the STEM areas, helping to develop logic and problem solving skills.
My son is very creative and loves inventing things so I knew the SPRK+ would be perfect for him. It’s designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot. Powered by the Lightning Lab app, you can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community.
- SPRK+ is a great toy to play with in the house or on the go
- SPRK+ is a great way to infuse classroom-type learning outside of the classroom
- Some fun activities SPRK+ is programmed to do: navigate mazes, swim across water, be a magic 8 ball, and painting pictures
This is the perfect device for your kids to learn basic coding. My son grasped using the robot very quickly but it might take more learning and watching a few online videos for younger kids to grasp.
If you have more than one child, I suggest buying one for each of them. They will have a lot of fun coding their own robots and using them to play with one another. It’s a great way to keep your children busy while learning outside of the classroom.
The SPRK+ robot works great on hard floors, carpet and even water! Your kids can use it to go in and out of different rooms in the house by the use of the app. They can also control it in real-time using their smartphone.
Which STEM toy would you child most enjoy that’s available at Best Buy? Comment below and share with us!