“I remember enjoying making up stories, building unique Star Wars environments, and filling them with all my toys, much more than actually playing with my friends within them.”
New York Times Best Seller
If you want to talk about how play can lead to a successful career, just ask our good friend, author and pop-up book magician Matthew Reinhart. From Frozen to Game of Thrones, Matthew makes stories and paper come to life with equal parts engineering and imagination.
Matthew recently helped Disney Pixar pay homage to its iconic character universe with PIXAR: … READ MORE
2017 Raising Nerd Mega Holiday Wish List:
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
Kanoodle – The best-selling solo puzzle challenge game.
Stikbot, Green and … READ MORE
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
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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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
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