Cutest STEM toys for toddlers 3 and 4 years old

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  December 30, 2020

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Looking for great toys for your toddler to have fun with and learn at the same time? Search no further.

We've found some great STEM toys for 3 and 4 year olds!

These toys are aimed at developing counting, building and creative skills for a young learner. They are the perfect toy for a daycare or at home.

Collage with different kinds of fun STEM toys for toddlers

9 best STEM toys for toddlers for fun learning

Learning resources Botley the coding robot

Botley coding robot

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Botley is screen free play that promotes problem solving skills.

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This 77-piece set comes with a remote programmer, 40 coding cards and 27 obstacle pieces, so there is a lot of variety in what you can create and the obstacles you can get Botley to tackle!

It has won awards (in addition to taking the top position in our own list of coding games!) for his innovative way of teaching preschoolers the basics of problem solving behind programming.

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Just think toys Bath Blocks

Girl playing with educational STEM bath blocks in the bath

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These are the perfect educational blocks for your little one to play with while bathing.

Kids can stack these colorful blocks and build waterways, waterfalls and paths to make a ball go down.

It develops basic STEM skills as your child works hands-on to use their visual and tactile skills.

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Funny Bricks

Funny building bricks toys with gears

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These colorful spinning gears build your child's fine motor skills as they work to mesh gears together.

It is one of the building sets at the top of the list in this age category in this article what we wrote earlier.

Winner of four awards, this 87-piece set is guaranteed to promote early STEM skills.

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Learning Resources Design & Drill

Learn to drill with Learning Resources Design & Drill

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This is a cool and colorful design studio from Learning Resources for your little one, probably appealing to a young child.

It has a “drill” and plates and bolts that can be made into designs.

It encourages creativity and increases children's hand-eye coordination, patterns and problem solving.

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Guidecraft Grippies

Toddler plays with the educational STEM Guidecraft Grippies

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These are soft and magnetic rods and balls, perfect for a toddler / toddler.

It is a 30-piece set that is an early introduction to engineering for your little one. They will certainly enjoy putting this set together in beautiful shapes.

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DUPLO number train building set

Learn to count to 10 with the Duplo number train

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This is a great LEGO DUPLO toy that learns to count to 10.

It is fun, educational and young people can build their own train in the right order. It certainly fits the 'M' in STEM.

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Melissa and Doug Stack & Count parking garage

Melissa & Doug educational parking garage

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Another great counting game and this time from Melissa & Doug! Children have to stack these different colored cars in the correct order, numbered from one to ten.

It is not only a fun educational toy, but also one of ours favorite toy garages in this article here because you immediately get so many cars.

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Pretend and checkout toy

Educational cash register

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It's never too early to familiarize your child with money handling as they get older.

They may not understand it right away, but it's good to have this as they get older.

It contains counterfeit notes and plastic coins. I know I loved playing shop so this is a great way to combine play time and learning.

They will love the 'cha-ching' sound their register makes when the cash drawer opens!

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.