17 brilliant toys for young engineers

Give your little one a head start in creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving with simply brilliant engineering toys.

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Did you know that every time your child designs, builds, readjusts and tests, they’re practising engineering skills? The whole process is totally natural to them. So why not encourage this pursuit of answers and playing with purpose?

From building blocks to blanket forts, our selection of top engineering toys will help them develop cognitive and motor skills, encourage creative problem-solving and critical thinking, and help them understand spatial awareness and concepts like cause-and-effect. Best of all, we’ve broke them down by age group!

 

18 months+

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Building Blocks Wagon, $24.99

 

24 months+

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100-Piece Wooden Block Set, $32.99

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Professor Poplar’s Ultimate Alphabet Blocks, $19.99

Alpha Block Cargo Truck, $19.99

Stacking Train, $21.99

3 years+

 

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Constructables! 92-piece Wood Building Set, $34.99

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Blockbeard’s Pirate Ship Block Playset, $19.99

Gizmo The Hedgecog Gear Puzzle, $21.95

4 years+

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DIY Fire Engine, $24.99

100-Piece Wooden Train Track Set, $59.99

5 years+

Crazy Forts 69-Piece Set (Flexi Forts), $54.99

 

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Constructables! Pine Wood Building Planks, $32.99

 

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Mini Marble Mayhem, $25.99

Crazy Forts 69-Piece Set (Classic Purple and Green), $49.99

#1 Empowering Gift for Girls by Huffington Post, and selected by Purdue University for their Engineering Gift Guide (2015).

 

8 years+

Dr Toy 100 Best Children’s Products Winners

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Electronic Snap Circuits – 300 in 1, $61.99

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Snap Circuits Junior – 100 in 1, $31.99

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Snap Circuits Extreme – 750 in 1, $95.90

 

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