From Woman's Day:
Toy Insider Mom picks the best toys in science, technology, engineering and math.
This year, bring the classroom home with toys and gadgets that do the teaching for you. From tablets to 3D makers, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht shows Woman's Day senior editor Tayrn Mohrman the best of the best in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as S.T.E.M.
Among the top tablets, Schacht spotlights the LeapPad Platinum. The shatterproof, Wi-Fi enabled gadget has access to over 1,000 videos and apps. With each app getting the LeapPad Educator seal of approval, you can feel good about the time your kids spend on this tablet. The tablet also comes with Imagicards, which can be scanned using the tablet's camera.
If you want your tyke to get a little more hands-on, treat them to Remote Control Machines: Animals, which lets them literally build a zoo! They can put together models of up to eight creatures, including a crab, elephant, orangutan and penguin. When they complete the model, the animal then moves, using a remote control, similar to how the creature moves in real life.
Other picks that made the Toy Insider Mom's list: Laser Peg's Super Copter, Lego Elves—The Elves' Treetop Hideaway and Might Makers—Fun on the Ferris Wheel Building Set. To see what makes those toys (and the rest of her selections) so great for kids, watch the video above.