Smart Toys and Games targets home-schooling families with DIY science range Smartivity

With the nation adjusting to yet further weeks of home education, Smart Toys and Games has unveiled a raft of hero products from its new partnership brand, Smartivity – a collection of DIY science and engineering wooden construction sets designed to offer up lessons in STEM learning.

Smartivity’s laser cut construction and activity sets are made from sustainable, engineered wood, with a range featuring cars, rollercoasters, music machines and robots, each aimed at children aged six and upwards.

Through engaging modes of play, Smartivity aims to introduce children to fundamental STEM concepts such as the domino effect, force, momentum, gravity, elasticity, and trajectories, among others.

The global best-seller for the brand is the mechanical Music Machine, aimed at children aged eight and upwards. The kit includes everything needed to build their own xylophone and experience the joys of music. Children will discover the mechanical aspects of music and learn how notes become melodies and produce their own songs through endless variation and combinations.

Meanwhile, Smartivity’s Stem Wheels – Speedster construction car allows kids to build their own car while introducing them to the concepts of motion, elasticity, and momentum, while the Smartivity Roboformers Rover-Bot 2-in-1 construction toy allows them to construct two different toys using the same parts – a wind-up rover, and an attacking bot.

In the process, the child is introduced to a core understanding of STEM concepts like wind-up mechanism, gears, elasticity, torque, transfer of energy and laws of motion.

Karen Clarke, UK brand director at Smart Toys and Games, said: “We are thrilled to offer the Smartivity range to our customers. All of the construction sets encourage children to develop their cognitive skills through the joys of play.

“As a nation spending lots more time at home, these sets are a perfect distraction and a great rainy-day activity. Best of all, once children have finished their construction, they have a high-quality toy they can enjoy playing with for years to come.”

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