Science, Discovery & STEM

It’s never too early to introduce young learners to STEM concepts and science explorations! Science experiences even the littlest learners the opportunity to discover and understand STEM concepts through hands-on learning. Kaplan’s selection of science materials, resources, and activities gives children an opportunity to develop critical science skills, explore the world around them, and embrace their natural curiosity and wonder!


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Grippies® Waves STEM Magnetic Building Set - 20 Pieces
Grippies® Waves STEM Magnetic Building Set - 20 Pieces
Item: 55616
Status: In Stock
$84.95
18 months & up. Wave formations and soft-colored liquids bring soothing motion and wonder to the Grippies® magnetic building platform for toddlers. The tactile and sensory building pieces imply fluid figures, dancing and balancing, adding an exciting set of social-emotional possibilities to the STEM-based play. Tactile grips and over-molded plastic make these secure magnetic construction toys soft to touch and easy for little hands to hold. The stimulating blocks and cylinders encourage… More »
Peek-A-Boo Basket and Lid - Tan
Peek-A-Boo Basket and Lid - Tan
Item: 34702-TN
Status: In Stock
$41.95
Birth & up. Soft woven basket with lid can be used for a variety of activities or as storage. Children will want to open the lid and investigate contents of the basket making it perfect for a game of peekaboo or a treasure hunt with loose parts and heuristic sets. Basket measures 9". Made of soft, durable 100% polypropylene, baskets are stain, mildew and fade resistant. Spot clean or professional dry cleaning is recommended. Contents not included.
Sensory Reflective Balls - Color Burst - Mirrored, Iridescent & Reflective Balls - Set of 4
Sensory Reflective Balls - Color Burst - Mirrored, Iridescent & Reflective Balls - Set of 4
Item: 34214
Status: In Stock
$49.95
Birth & up. Nurture multisensory play with this set of Sensory Reflective Balls! Engaging and vibrant, the reflective surfaces of these balls change color in the light as children manipulate each sphere. Providing a slightly distorted reflection in their iridescent surface, these mirrored balls will fascinate children and encourage explorations in facial recognition, descriptive language, and self-esteem. Smooth, lightweight, and easy for small hands to grasp, this set is chemical-free, non-porous,… More »
Easy-Hold Glitter Panels
Easy-Hold Glitter Panels
Item: 34797
Status: In Stock
$56.95
1 Year & up. This glitter panel set comes with three glitter panels in three different colors. Children will love the bright colors and smooth surfaces. Stimulate the senses with gold, silver and purple glitter! Hold the panels up to a sunlit window or a light panel to watch the sparkling colors dance. Small hands will have no problem gripping the large handholds with rounded edges. These durable Rubber wood panels are designed to last for years without scratching, leaking or breaking. Size:… More »
52 Interactive STEM Ideas for Infants and Toddlers - 5" x 5" Activity Cards
52 Interactive STEM Ideas for Infants and Toddlers - 5" x 5" Activity Cards
Item: 63784
Status: In Stock
$17.95
This set of 52 interactive STEM ideas will provide caregivers with a year's worth of weekly STEM activities for young children. These simple and straightforward ideas are enjoyable for families and children alike, and they're a great way to promote STEM activities for toddlers. Activity card(s) measure 5" x 5" and store in a sturdy plastic container.
Toddler Light Table
Toddler Light Table
Item: 89682
Status: In Stock
$349.95
18 months & up. Freestanding table with built-in electrical lights invites children to explore color mixing, light, and shadows. Adult supervision. (Prism bricks and plates sold separately.) Minor assembly required. Measures 15"H x 25.5"W x 25.5"D.
Toddler Light Table Discovery Set - 84 Pieces
Toddler Light Table Discovery Set - 84 Pieces
Item: 63805
Status: In Stock
$35.95
18 months & up. Engage and color mix with the bright colors in this set! Great for use on a light table or outdoors in natural sunlight. Children will have a variety of items in which to view and learn about the world of color. Set includes 12 translucent 5 1/2" color paddles, 24 three dimensional translucent shapes, 48 building connectors, and stackable storage container.
Treasure Basket Explorations: Heuristic Learning for Infants and Toddlers
Treasure Basket Explorations: Heuristic Learning for Infants and Toddlers
Item: 74131
Status: In Stock
$12.95
For the littlest learners, everything is an activity--feeling a rock, trying to lick a bubble, smelling a flower, or poking sand. In this book, teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers will learn how these simple explorations support cognitive and vocabulary development. The book explains heuristic learning--discovery by trial and error--and how to encourage this type of learning to boost development. Through his explorations, the child is answering some fundamental questions: What is this… More »
Toddler & Preschool Garden Insects - Set of 5
Toddler & Preschool Garden Insects - Set of 5
Item: 63574
Status: In Stock
$31.95
18 months & up. This set of five vibrant and chunky garden insects introduces children to common bugs found outside. This set of easy to grip critters includes matching photo activity card(s) with real images and fun facts about each insect. To take learning outside, have children look around their environment and spot some of the insects on their cards. Use these award-winning insects for dramatic play as well. Insects measure 5" each.
Start-Up Circuits - 6-Piece Science Set
Start-Up Circuits - 6-Piece Science Set
Item: 32654
Status: In Stock
$29.95
18 months & up. When kids click together these chunky pieces and then flip the switch, they'll get an exciting result: either a spinning fan, a glowing light, or a whistling siren. All switch blocks are interchangeable for mixing, matching, and experimenting with actual working circuits in a completely safe way. Young children will develop an innate understanding of circuitry and build a strong foundation for future STEM success with these early childhood science tools. Requires 6 AA batteries (not included).
Wooden Exploration Set - 50 Pieces
Wooden Exploration Set - 50 Pieces
Item: 63290
Status: In Stock
$109.95
18 months & up. The Wooden Exploration Set encourages independence and self-directed exploration. The open-ended components of this award-winning wooden set will inspire children's natural curiosity and joy of learning. Young children instinctively investigate objects that interest them and make discoveries through taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight.Toddlers crave new experiences while enjoying the comfort of the familiar. With opportunities to manipulate the objects over and over, young… More »
Multicolor Wooden Discovery Blocks Manipulatives with Different Textures
Multicolor Wooden Discovery Blocks Manipulatives with Different Textures
Item: 87339
Status: In Stock
$34.95
12 months & up. Encourage your children to explore their senses with this set of Multicolor Wooden Discovery Blocks Manipulatives with Different Textures. Children will enjoy discovering the different textures, sounds and colors to stimulate touch, feel and sight senses. The durable wooden makes these blocks last through hours of play. Encourage your children to make patterns and identify the colors of the blocks they play with. This activity block set consists of 3 visual blocks, 3 auditory… More »
Light Perception Spheres
Light Perception Spheres
Item: 147148
Status: No Longer Available
$89.95
Birth & up. Your child can observe the wonders of light as they look through the Perception Spheres! Children can discover how light behaves and see the world from a different and distorted angle in various colors. The spheres are smooth, pleasing, and sized just right for little hands to hold. Ideal for babies sensory play or older children can look through the spheres to observe the world around them. Includes eight perception spheres in different translucent colors. Spheres measure 2" in diameter.
Toddler Wooden 40mm Beechwood Rings - Set of 10
Toddler Wooden 40mm Beechwood Rings - Set of 10
Item: 147151
Status: In Stock
$10.95
10 months & up. Your little one can stack them, count them, or come up with their own playtime experience using this set of Beechwood Rings. Combine with the Heuristic Play Basic Set, Starter Pack, or Ring Stand to discover more ways to encourage curiosity and creative play (sold separately). Rings measure 1.9" in diameter. Set includes 10 Beechwood Rings.
Toddler Easy Hold Magnifier
Toddler Easy Hold Magnifier
Item: 147157
Status: In Stock
$16.95
12 months & up. Little explorers can take a closer at the world with the Easy Hold Magnifier. This magnifier features 3x and 5x magnification via small enlargement lens with an easy to hold hardwood frame designed for little hands. Measures 7.3" x 4.7" (lens 3.1" in diameter).
Toddler Brightly Colored Count & Match Eggs
Toddler Brightly Colored Count & Match Eggs
Item: 147161
Status: In Stock
$32.95
18 months & up. This plastic egg carton features a dozen colorful eggs that pull apart to reveal brightly colored numbers to match with their corresponding pegs and holes These easy to grasp eggs are ideal for children to learn counting, sorting, number recognition, and color matching. This set promotes dexterity and fine motor skills all while children explore and play with the eggs. When children are finished playing, they can simply stack the eggs back into the durable carton for convenient… More »
Tegu Tints Magnetic Wooden Blocks - 24 Pieces
Tegu Tints Magnetic Wooden Blocks - 24 Pieces
Item: 145577-TN
Status: In Stock
$71.95
1 year & up. The wooden block has been reinvented in a way that brings new life to a favored classic! Safely embedded inside each block are magnets with north and south poles. This allows children to "click" blocks together or repel blocks away from each other. Watch children's imaginations unfold as they create big and tall creations. Encourages open-ended play, hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and sharing. Designed in the USA. Made in Honduras from sustainable-sourced hardwoods… More »
Tegu Blues Magnetic Wooden Blocks - 42 Pieces
Tegu Blues Magnetic Wooden Blocks - 42 Pieces
Item: 145578-BL
Status: In Stock
$169.95
1 year & up. The wooden block has been reinvented in a way that brings new life to a favored classic! Safely embedded inside each block are magnets with north and south poles. This allows children to "click" blocks together or repeal blocks away from each other. Watch children's imaginations unfold as they create big and tall creations. Click wheels on and off to create any number of mobile creations. Encourages open-ended play, hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and sharing. Designed… More »
Go Go World - 21 Piece - Magnetic Blocks Set
Go Go World - 21 Piece - Magnetic Blocks Set
Item: 147989
Status: In Stock
$35.95
12 months & up. This Go Go World - 21 Piece - Magnetic Blocks Set is designed specifically for the small hands of infants and toddlers. Your little ones will enjoy creating various cars and animals with this set that includes fun and inspiring shapes. This is the perfect starter set for any child. The unique patented magnet design permits to be building fun and easy for all ages. Encourage the development of motor and creative skills at an early age while having fun building and exploring their… More »
Color Window Foam Shapes
Color Window Foam Shapes
Item: 33311
Status: In Stock
$19.95
12 months & up. Twelve soft blocks made of super high density kid-safe foam help develop motor skills, imagination and coordination. Transparent windows in basic shapes teach colors. Stack them, float them, look through two blocks to mix colors. Largest block is approximately 5.5" long. Blocks easily wipe clean easily.
Grippies® Shake, Build and Curve - 70 Piece Set
Grippies® Shake, Build and Curve - 70 Piece Set
Item: 33943
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$144.95
18 months & up. Introduce young builders to magnetic construction, sensory exploration and social emotional expression with the comprehensive toddler STEM set, Grippies® Shake, Build and Curve. Connect large and small sized magnetic rods to each other or combine them with the overmolded metal ball connectors. The variety of rod styles create a unique structural, rounded and acoustic building experience. Encourage magnetic, auditory and tactile exploration through patterning and 3D construction.… More »
Rollagain Sorter
Rollagain Sorter
Item: 33997
Status: In Stock
$27.95
12 months & up. Inspire hours fun and exploration with this uniquely original size sorter. Children explore motion and size differences with this mesmerizing sorter. As the track widens, rattling balls roll and drop into their matching color and size slot. Encourages fine motor skills, sorting skills, sequencing, exploration, and experimentation. Set includes 4 colored balls and roll ramp.
Silver Sensory Reflective Discs - Set of 7
Silver Sensory Reflective Discs - Set of 7
Item: 34213
Status: In Stock
$64.95
Birth & up. Children will be fascinated by the distorted reflection from this set of mirrored silver discs. Set of seven discs come in graduated sizes and have slightly flattened centers. Constructed of stainless steel, they are lightweight, smooth, and durable. Discs can be used for stacking, sorting, and sensory play. Sizes range from 2" to 5.5" diameter.
Toddler Foam Frame Mirrors - Set of 5
Toddler Foam Frame Mirrors - Set of 5
Item: 34236
Status: In Stock
$52.95
18 months & up. Set of 5 mirrors in wood color EVA foam frames can be used for science and for social-emotional exploration and discovery. Set includes flat, convex and concave square mirrors in 1"-1.5" frames. Smaller squares are approximately 5.75"; triangle is approximately 7.5", and larger square is approximately 9".