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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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Image of KinderMag Translucent Starter Set - Magnetic Building - 48 Pieces
KinderMag Translucent Starter Set - Magnetic Building - 48 Pieces
Item: 300295
Status: In Stock
$99.95
12 months & up. Explore the magic of magnetic construction and polarity with the 2023 Creative Play Award winning KinderMag Translucent Starter Set! Introduce children to their first magnetic shapes with this 48 piece set of translucent colored squares and triangles. The magnetic pieces can be stuck together to construct and create a range of 2D and 3D designs. The chunky and lightweight pieces are sized perfectly for little hands! Featuring a range of 6 stunning translucent colors to create… More »
Image of Sensory Egg Shakers - Set of 6
Sensory Egg Shakers - Set of 6
Item: 300582
Status: In Stock
$39.95
12 months & up. Children can explore sound and cause and effect relationships using this set of Sensory Egg Shakers. Each naturally-colored egg is filled with a different material, creating different sounds and various weights for toddlers to explore. Sized just right for little hands, these textured eggs also provide opportunity for tactile exploration.
Image of Sensory Reflective Color Burst Balls - 4 Pieces
Sensory Reflective Color Burst Balls - 4 Pieces
Item: 34214
Status: In Stock
$51.95
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 »
Image of Textured Mix and Match Balls - Set of 8
Textured Mix and Match Balls - Set of 8
Item: 300557
Status: In Stock
$32.95
Encourage tactile exploration and sensory development with this colorful set of Textured Mix and Match Balls. Perfect for infants and toddlers, these educational sensory toys allow children to explore different textures, strengthen fine-motor skills, and understand size and color relationships. This easy-to-clean set promotes interactive play and cognitive development. Simply screw together the pieces to build matching balls or mix them up to create new combinations. The set includes 4 smaller balls… More »
Image of Grippies® Waves STEM Magnetic Building Set - 20 Pieces
Grippies® Waves STEM Magnetic Building Set - 20 Pieces
Item: 55616
Status: In Stock
$102.95
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 »
Image of Easy-Hold Glitter Panels
Easy-Hold Glitter Panels
Item: 34797
Status: In Stock
$57.95
12 months & 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 rubberwood panels are designed to last for years without scratching, leaking or breaking. Size:… More »
Image of 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
$19.95
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.
Image of Toddler Light Table
Toddler Light Table
Item: 89682
Status: Temporarily Out of 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 25.5"W x 15"H x 25.5"D.
Image of Light Table Discovery Set - 84 Pieces
Light Table Discovery Set - 84 Pieces
Item: 63805
Status: In Stock
$39.95
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 5.5" color paddles, 24 three dimensional translucent shapes, 48 building connectors, and stackable storage container.
Image of 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 »
Image of Garden Insects - Set of 5
Garden Insects - Set of 5
Item: 63574
Status: In Stock
$34.95
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.
Image of Start-Up Circuits - 6-Piece Science Set
Start-Up Circuits - 6-Piece Science Set
Item: 32654
Status: In Stock
$37.95
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. Includes: Light, Sound,… More »
Image of Wooden Exploration Set - 50 Pieces
Wooden Exploration Set - 50 Pieces
Item: 63290
Status: In Stock
$136.95
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 »
Image of Wooden Discovery Blocks
Wooden Discovery Blocks
Item: 87339
Status: In Stock
$36.95
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 wood 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 blocks… More »
Image of Eco-Friendly Wooden Marine Puzzle
Eco-Friendly Wooden Marine Puzzle
Item: 31393
Status: In Stock
$24.95
12 months & up. Four, simple, one piece sea life themed puzzles fit together to make one larger puzzle. Colorful, textured graphics and a 3-D feel adds extra interest and helps to complete the theme. Each piece includes one ocean creature including a shell, crab, turtle, and whale. Completed puzzles measures 8.75" in diameter.
Image of Light and Color Disc Set - 24 Pieces
Light and Color Disc Set - 24 Pieces
Item: 300658
Status: In Stock
$89.95
18 months & up. Children can explore the behaviors of light and color through the flat pieces in the Light and Color Disc Set. The smooth, transparent pieces made from solid acrylic are sized just right for little hands. Recognizable shapes enhance building activities and encourage the development of simple math skills like pattern building. Stack two different colors together to explore color relationships. Combine with other Light and Color sets to expand the possibilities for meaningful play.
Image of Light and Color Geo Set - 12 Pieces
Light and Color Geo Set - 12 Pieces
Item: 300657
Status: In Stock
$99.95
18 months & up. Children can explore the behaviors of light and color through the geometric pieces in the Light and Color Geo Set. The smooth, transparent pieces made from solid acrylic are sized just right for little hands. Recognizable shapes that fit together enhance building activities and encourage the development of simple math skills like pattern building and size relationships. Combine with other Light and Color sets to expand the possibilities for meaningful play.
Image of Light and Color Cylinder Set - 8 Pieces
Light and Color Cylinder Set - 8 Pieces
Item: 300660
Status: In Stock
$79.95
18 months & up. Children can explore the behaviors of light and color through the pieces in the Light and Color Cylinder set. Smooth, transparent pieces made from solid acrylic are sized just right for little hands. Enhance building activities while encouraging the development of simple math skills like patterning. Combine with other Light and Color sets to expand the possibilities for meaningful play.
Image of Lifecycle Puzzles - Set of 3
Lifecycle Puzzles - Set of 3
Item: 300655
Status: In Stock
$69.95
2 years & up. Enhance science lessons and encourage conversations about the life cycles of familiar favorite creatures with this set of 3 Lifecycle Puzzles. Each puzzle features smooth-sanded, nesting pieces that fit into the larger wood cookie for storage. Beautiful, easy-to-understand illustrations show a frog, butterfly, and a turtle at different phases of their life, starting with the egg stage and ending with the adult version of the bug or animal. Sized just right for little hands, this… More »
Image of Light and Color People Set - 8 Pieces
Light and Color People Set - 8 Pieces
Item: 300659
Status: In Stock
$79.95
18 months & up. Children can explore the behaviors of light and color through the pieces in the Light and Color People set. Smooth, transparent pieces made from solid acrylic are sized just right for little hands. Subtle people-shaped pieces enhance traditional block play or loose parts play by adding a simplified element of dramatic play. Encourage imagination while exploring color relationships. Combine with other Light and Color sets to expand the possibilities for meaningful play.
Image of Magnetic Matching Fossil Stones - Set of 6
Magnetic Matching Fossil Stones - Set of 6
Item: 300656
Status: In Stock
$59.95
2 years & up. Children can learn through play with the Magnetic Matching Fossil Stones set. Interesting textures, a subdued natural color scheme, and authentic replicated fossils will spark a deeper interest in science activities inside and outside the classroom. Set features 6 matching sets of fossil stones, that when opened, reveal a fossilized imprint of a different species; Megalodon Tooth, Tyrannosaurus Rex Claw, Ammonite, Trilobite, Gastropods, and Velociraptor Claw. Encourage color matching… More »
Image of Big Bones Set - 20 Pieces
Big Bones Set - 20 Pieces
Item: 300654
Status: In Stock
$59.95
2 years & up. Encourage experimentation and curiosity with an authentically inspired set of Big Bones. Exploration of big bones can be an engaging and educational experience for young children, sparking their curiosity about the natural world and fostering a deeper understanding of anatomy, history and science. Children can take this easy-to-clean, weighted set outside for exploration with messy materials like dirt, mud, or water, or use inside during loose parts activities. A variety of lengths… More »
Image of Color Buddies with Water Color Tablets
Color Buddies with Water Color Tablets
Item: 300456
Status: In Stock
$17.95
2 years & up. Perfect for water exploration! Let children experiment with these fun water color changing tablets. Set of 20 colorful tablets and 2 animal dispensers with safety caps to keep the tablets secure. Tablets are nontoxic, non-staining, and easy to clean. (Additional tablets sold separately, 300457)
Image of Sound and Sort Stackers - 18 Pieces
Sound and Sort Stackers - 18 Pieces
Item: 63687
Status: In Stock
$34.95
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 card(s) is included listing all of the benefits and many hands-on activities.