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Your Ultimate STEAM Stocking-Stuffer Nerd Gift Guide

Nerd Gifts2017 Raising Nerd Mega Holiday Wish List:
Stocking-Stuffer Edition

Tired out from braving store crowds on Black Friday? Well, take a load off, sit back, and finish up your shopping online with Raising Nerd. We’ve compiled another Mega Wish List of STEM- and STEAM-related “micro gift” ideas curated just in time for Cyber Monday! It’s the perfect Nerd gifts guide.

We’ve identified 40+ Nerd-inspiring items to fill out our bonus Mega Holiday Wish List: Stocking-Stuffer Edition below. All under $30!

Happy Nerdy Holidays, everyone!

 

Nerd Gifts Under $10

Nerd GiftsKanoodle – The best-selling solo puzzle challenge game.

Stikbot, Green and READ MORE

Product & Book Reviews

Your Ultimate Steam Gift Guide for the Best Nerd Gifts – Part 3 ($50 & Up)

Happy Thanksgiving, Nerd Parents! We hope you still have some appetite left for shopping if not for turkey. As promised in Part 2 of our gift guide, this third installment of the Wish List brings you all you can consume of fun, fascinating STEAM toys for your science, tech, and creative problem-solving hungry Nerds. Today we serve up the final course of Nerd gifts priced $50 and up. So, dig in!

Nerd Gifts for Emerging Nerds (4 to 7 Years)

Osmo Genius Kit – Meet Osmo, the award-winning game system that uses proprietary technology to combine play with hands-on learning. … READ MORE

Product & Book Reviews

Your Ultimate STEAM Gift Guide for Finding the Perfect Nerd Gift – Part 2 ($20-$50)

STEAM Gift

The 2nd Annual Raising Nerd
Mega Holiday Wish List (Part 2)

 

How about a second pre-Thanksgiving helping of Nerd-inspiring, creative problem-solving toy goodness? In Part 1 of our Mega Holiday Wish List, which we considered the shopping appetizer, we recommended more than 60 STEAM Gift toys priced under $20 to satisfy any Nerd’s curiosity and passion for discovery. In today’s edition of our annual gift guide, we cover dozens more STEAM toys in the $20-$50 range. Once again, we’ve segmented toys by age group to help make your online browsing easier.

STEAM Gift Ideas for Little Nerdlings

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Your Ultimate STEAM Gift Guide for Finding the Perfect Nerd Gift – Part 1

STEAM Gift

The 2nd Annual Raising Nerd
Mega Holiday Wish List (Part 1)

Hey, parents, looking for a great STEAM Gift for your Nerd this holiday season? You’ve come to the right place.

If you were with us for last year’s Raising Nerd Mega Holiday Wish List, then you are already familiar with our sophisticated search algorithms, metrics, and filters used to zero in on only the very best and most Nerd-worthy, STEM/STEAM-activated gift ideas to help inspire your creative Nerds.

Although we’ve not had the pleasure of personally sampling and reviewing every item on our 2017 list, we’re Nerd parents and … READ MORE

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How to Shop Confidently for Educational and STEM Toys

STEM Toys

We know many of you are already thinking about holiday shopping … or at least are looking for some fun STEM toys for your Nerds in these last weeks of summer vacation. So, as you scan the many STEM toy offerings out there, take our Imperfect Dad’s advice in his first article for Parent.co, and look beyond the popular STEM toys’ label before you buy!

Excerpt from Parent.co

Beware of STEM-Washing

As I walked the three-story labyrinth of more than 1,100 exhibitors at the Toy Industry Association’s 2017 Toy Fair in New York City, I got the feeling that every … READ MORE

Product & Book Reviews

Meet LEGO Boost: The New Robot on the Block

LEGO Boost Review

LEGO Boost Review:
Making STEM Learning Fun and Nerdy


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If you’re looking for a terrific way to get kids excited about engineering, coding and science, LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox is the perfect entry point.


Looking for a fast, easy and fun way to get into robotics? Meet LEGO Boost, the new LEGO robotics system that allows you to build and code as easy as snapping a few bricks together. With the LEGO system of play and the new Bluetooth-enabled LEGO Move Hub, you can build endless combinations … READ MORE