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 »
Nature View Microscope
Nature View Microscope
Item: 63230
Status: In Stock
$35.95
2 years & up. Introduce children to the fun of scientific discovery with their first microscope. With award-winning design, this Nature View Microscope is an exciting method of introducing STEM learning into the classroom. The three interchangeable lenses offer differing perspectives of the ten detailed nature slides. Encourage children to explore the different settings and become familiar with this beginner's microscope. The base plate rotates for varied viewpoints. Lenses include magnified,… More »
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 4 Color Burst 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,… 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 »
Sound and Sort Stackers - Set of 18
Sound and Sort Stackers - Set of 18
Item: 63687
Status: In Stock
$32.95
18 months & up. Children will delight in all the fun and engaging learning opportunities available with the Sound and Sort Stackers. Multiple senses are engaged while children listen, look, sort, and stack these 18 captivating pieces. Encourage color recognition and fine motor development. A set of activity cards is included listing all of the benefits and many hands-on activities.
Jumbo Farm Animals - Set of 7
Jumbo Farm Animals - Set of 7
Item: 87733
Status: In Stock
$36.95
18 months & up. What do the animals say? What are their names? These are but a few things that can be discovered playing with this farm themed set. The set includes the most popular farm animals - pig, horse, cow, goat, sheep, rooster and goose. Activity guide provides facts about each animal and early science discussion starters. Horse measures 9.5"L x 7.25"H. Made out of durable, non-toxic plastic. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth, do not immerse in water.
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. Cards 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 cards 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
$24.95
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 »
Tegu Blues Magnetic Wooden Blocks
Tegu Blues Magnetic Wooden Blocks
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 Wooden Ring Stand Base
Toddler Wooden Ring Stand Base
Item: 147153
Status: In Stock
$13.95
10 months & up. Grab some rings and stack them tall on the Ring Stand Base. Ring Stand measures 12.6" (320mm) tall.
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 Sound Prism Set
Toddler Sound Prism Set
Item: 147149
Status: In Stock
$36.95
18 months & up. Spark curiosity with each sound! Pairs of hardwood triangular prisms have identical sounds and matching musical notes. Place blocks upside down, hiding the musical notes, and have children shake and listen to match the sounds. No batteries required. Each prism measures 2.5" x 2".
Light Perception Spheres
Light Perception Spheres
Item: 147148
Status: In Stock
$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.
Grippies® Stackers - 24 Piece Set
Grippies® Stackers - 24 Piece Set
Item: 32634
Status: In Stock
$64.95
18 months & up. Encourage spatial and social emotional play with toddler STEM toy Grippies® Stackers. Assemble communities with interlocking magnetic 2D and 3D builds or nest the expressive cylinders in between textured X-shaped blocks. 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 patterning, balancing, and matching skills with four bright colors and textures.… More »
Grippies® Windows - 24 Piece Set
Grippies® Windows - 24 Piece Set
Item: 32633
Status: In Stock
$64.95
18 months & up. Introduce light and color exploration, along with early STEM skills, through the organic and layered builds of Grippies® Windows. Over-molded metal ball connectors join colorful, secured magnetic panels to create 2D and 3D builds. Tactile grips and over-molded plastic are soft and easy for little hands to hold. Watch your young builder discover magnetic principles, properties of light, and color recognition through multiple building and patterning activities. Compatible with other Grippies® sets.
Woodland Footprints™ - Set of 8
Woodland Footprints™ - Set of 8
Item: 32628
Status: In Stock
$29.95
2 years & up. This unique set of engaging woodland footprints is a great way for children to start their woodland explorations! Each set includes a footprint for a fox, squirrel, rabbit, frog, deer, hawk, owl and mouse. Compare, explore, investigate, sort, and match eight different familiar woodland animals by their footprints. Take the stones on a group walk to compare them with any animal tracks the children discover.