It’s not always easy to get children to do what they’re supposed to, so sometimes, we have to trick them into it. That’s the reason we buy chicken nuggets shaped like dinosaurs and use fun names like “ants on a log” to get kids to eat celery with peanut butter and raisins.
But sometimes, it’s the parents who need tricking. It’s not enough to know that your kid is having fun—they’ve got to be learning, too.
That’s why these games and coding kits are so great. They teach all kinds of skills kids need to do well in school and beyond. Plus, the little ones get to play and enjoy themselves while parents feel reassured that their children are doing something educational—the grown-up equivalent of sneaking kale into a smoothie.
So bask in the STEAM and give your kid something you’ll both love—even if it’s for different reasons.