If you are in search of kids toys specifically geared towards girls, you should consider board games, balls, dramatic play toys, and toys that encourage them to learn about science and engineering. Currently, only about eleven percent of engineers are women. Of course, you must not dictate what your daughter should be when she grows up, but it also would not hurt to encourage her to be an engineer or a scientist.
Doc McStuffins is one of the most popular educational toys for girls. Many girls in kindergarten think that science is intimidating and difficult. However, this toy can help them realize how wonderful science is. It is a talking doll that even has its own animated Disney show. She is an African-American girl who is into science. Your daughter can easily relate to the character and be influenced to play-medicine and learn more about science.
Roominate is another one of the popular kids toys today. It was developed by three engineers who graduated from Stanford University. It is a toy that lets girls build and design customizable dollhouses. It also encourages them to design their own furniture and wire their rooms for electricity. Dont worry because your daughter will not get intimidated by this toy. The parts of the dollhouse are meant for young little girls and the wiring feature is basic. This toy will help your daughter learn about the fundamentals of engineering while nurturing her imagination.
Moreover, you can teach your daughter basic chemistry by giving her Creative Cosmetics. It is a toy made by Thames & Kosmos, a company that is well known for their amazing science-based kits for children. Through this toy, your daughter will learn how to combine ingredients to produce chemical reactions. She will also learn how to use chemical principles to formulate their own shampoo, makeup, and skin cleansers. Likewise, you can get your daughter Perfume Science. It is another science-based kit made by Thames & Kosmos. It allows young girls to create their own fragrances.
Another great engineering toy is GoldieBlox. This toy is the brainchild of Debbie Sterling who noticed that young girls are into reading while young boys are into building things. GoldieBlox is an interactive story that is based around a character named Goldie, a child inventor. So, as your daughter continues to read, she constructs the things that Goldie constructs. In the beginning, girls are guided towards building a belt drive known as the Spinning Machine. Then, they are guided towards designing a vehicle and erecting a pulley elevator.
Of course, aside from these toys, you can always go for classic kids toys such as board games and puzzles. For many years, these toys have proven to be the most ideal educational toys for children. Balls are great for both boys and girls since they help them develop hand-eye coordination and fine and gross motor skills. For your daughter, you can also get dramatic play toys that develop creativity, motor skills, social and emotional skills, cognitive skills, language skills and imagination.
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