There are so many toys that can teach kids science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) skills without them even realizing they’re learning. And while there’s certainly a ton of STEAM-specific toys out there for kids – think: coding robots – anything that teaches kids these concepts in some way encourages learning, even if it doesn’t say STEM or STEAM on the box.
From colorful art-based science kits to Lego sets that highlight engineering concepts and AR technology, keep scrolling to see some of the best new STEAM toys coming out in 2020.
These Popular Step2 Kids’ Shopping Carts Just Got Recalled; Here’s What You Should Know
You might want to double-check your kids’ toys! According to a statement on Step2’s website, more than 20,000 of its popular Little Helper’s Shopping Carts have been recalled due to potential laceration concerns. Affecting 17,000 products in the US and 3,500 in Canada, Step2 officially moved to recall the items on Feb. 27, per the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
“It is possible that the basket on certain . . . models may not meet our durability standards and [could] prematurely break, posing a potential safety risk,” reads a statement on Step2’s website. “We have isolated the issue to baskets on those models that were manufactured in May of 2019.”
Think you may have one of the recalled models? The affected products have a date code with a combination of 5 and 19 under the handle. As far as colors go, model number 700000, which has a blue basket and a tan bottom, and models 8567KL and 708500, which have pink baskets and gray or white bottoms, respectively, have both been recalled.
The recalled carts were originally sold at BJ’s, Kohl’s, and other retailers. It’s recommended that anyone with an affected product should stop using the toy immediately, as the CPSC has received 22 complaints of the baskets breaking off into sharp pieces so far. Although no injuries have been reported, there is a potential risk of laceration or other injury due to the sharp plastic.
85+ Brand New Toys That Your Kids Will Want to Play With in 2020
New year, new toys! And our favorite toy companies are sure bringing it in 2020 with a variety of exciting new toys for kids of all ages. From Legos to collectibles and new PAW Patrol vehicle playsets, there’s something brand new coming out at some point in 2020 that your kids will go crazy for.
Keep reading to see some of the best new toys coming out this year, which will make for perfect birthday, holiday, and just-because gifts!
These Crocheted Disney Princess Dolls Are So Dang Cute, Our Kids Need Them All!
Disney provides all of its fans with a fair amount of whimsy and delight in general, but these crocheted Disney Princess dolls that we just discovered on Etsy bring that whimsical magic to another level completely. Sold by Green Frog Crochet, the downloadable PDF crochet patterns for the dolls are for those at an intermediate level or above, and the end products are seriously sweet 8-inch dolls with a ridiculous amount of detail.
Read through to see them all (and if, like us, you can’t crochet, stare and appreciate them all while simultaneously debating how long it’ll take to teach yourself)!
Kids Want a Dog? No Problem! They Can Adopt This 5-Foot-Tall Corgi Sprinkler For the Yard
In 2018, a giant unicorn sprinkler went viral, as did a video of a Corgi pulling another Corgi on a Corgi pool float in 2019. This year, both viral items are colliding in the form of a giant, over-5-foot-tall Corgi sprinkler that shoots water out of its tail. And it’s so huge, you’ll be able to invite all of your kids’ friends over this Summer.
Keep scrolling to see the adorable Corgi sprinkler, which you can adopt for your backyard on Amazon!