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The 5 Best STEM Toys for 2-3 Year Olds - for Under $35!

The 5 Best STEM Toys for 2-3 Year Olds - for Under $35!

Posted by Andrea Elliott on Jan 22nd 2022

It's never too early to promote STEM-focused play in your child. YES—even toddlers! In fact, young minds are naturally drawn toward STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) concepts from an early age. We’ve selected some of the best STEM Toys HABA has to offer. HABA toys are high-quality, battery-free, and open-ended. But more importantly, these toys will teach your child to design, build, stack, sort, and experiment!

The Best Toys for STEM-Focused Play

Calling all creative builders! Time to make amazing 2D and 3D patterns both on and off the board. These wooden blocks have beautiful bright colors and a silky smooth texture, making them a stimulating STEM toy for 3 year olds and up! Your little ones will enjoy making their own structures and patterns using free play or experimenting with the simpler pattern cards.

Say what? That’s right—now you can bring the fun of a ball track into your bathtub! Sometimes it’s hard to get a toddler to sit still and focus on playing with one thing for more than a few seconds. That’s why playtime during baths is so special, with so much potential—there’s nothing to distract them from their toys and games! So why not set them up with something they’ll absolutely adore playing with when they get in a good soak?

Our bathtub ball tracks will make tub time something they look forward to, instead of something they run from. Little ones can design the ball’s course themselves by arranging the water track elements in endless different ways (hello, abstract thought). With so many possibilities, bathtime will never be the same again!

Child playing with a Rainbow Whirls Pegging Game

This colorful wooden toy will encourage creativity while fostering fine motor skills and shape/color recognition. Find the matching colors or make your own design. Make it all on one level or stack the pegs and use the stacked rings to keep it steady. How high can you build it?

This stacking game is ideal for free play. Children will have fun assigning colors and making many creative stacking variations!

This adorable caterpillar helps your child learn numbers. This is the best STEM toy for 2-3 year olds! Each colorful threading piece includes a number from 1 to 12. Threading helps develop fine motor skills. The “pincer grip,” which is also utilized while playing with threading toys, is important for holding pencils and crayons. It’s also key for using eating utensils, fastening clothes, using scissors, and manipulating other small items. Those little fingers have a lot to learn, but that’s why we have games! Strengthen those little hands and help your child grow more mindful with this colorful toy.

This toy offers hours of fun and tons of educational value! Teach your early learner basic mathematics, memorization, and other key STEM-related skills with this colorful tile toy. Each box includes 20 fun templates to help you and your little one create new patterns and shapes.

HABA Believes in STEM

STEM encompasses a lot of different areas, and our toys have incorporated STEM skills right from our very first set of wooden blocks back in the 1930s. Our open-ended toys allow your child to construct, manipulate, engineer, explore, and experiment, so they can enjoy endless hours of learning through play.

Explore our selection to find educational toys for your toddler that will help them learn important life skills. Start growing and start learning with the best STEM toys from HABA USA!