We are delighted to announce that Bracktiz Pulleys are first on the Smithsonian's Top Ten STEM Toys for 2017. Over 130 toys were tested by kids and parents to help kids of all ages. Not only is Brackitz a toy that promotes STEM (STEAM) learning, kids can build any think that they can imagine.
Preparing the Next Generation
With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a sharp increase in jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, there is a critical need to get the next generation of students and workers ready to step into those roles. Play is the work of childhood and toys have the power to shape valuable life skills to prepare kids how do prepare for these jobs that may not even exist yet. Problem-based play and spacial learning inspires kids to learn and grow to become what ever they want.
What is STEAM?
Often when people think of STEM, they only think of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, but engineers have to get creative in their projects along with the math and applied science they use. Art and creativity (the "A" in STEAM) is a huge part of what engineers do everyday. Engineers take a problem, visualize it, and then build it. This is the same process that children use when they are building with Bracktiz. Brackitz helps kids create, learn, and grow by facilitating their creativity through building.
Looking for a STEAM Gift For Girls and Boys?
Here are some more resources to find the perfect gift for your loved one this year:
- Brackitz 2017 Holiday Gift Guide and delight everyone on your list
- Visit www.ToyPortfolio.com for a complete list of this year’s Platinum Award Winners
- Purdue Engineering's 2017 Enginnering Gift Guide