Educational Toys for Remote Learning

Written by on September 7, 2020

Educational Toys for Remote Learning

By Brittany Sweeney

September 7, 2020

Photo | Brittany Sweeney / WLVR

 Hybrid and virtual schedules for students are keeping kids out of the classroom and for some – away from hands-on learning.

WLVR’s Brittany Sweeney reports, a northeast PA mom is encouraging parents to break out some of the more educational toys.

Jenna Urban is a computer teacher and a mom of three. She says she is finding ways to keep her kids involved with STEM , that stands for – science, technology, engineering, and math.

She calls coding a “21st-century skill.” For kids learning at home,  She says the VEX 123 is a toy that can help teach it, without adding screen time to a child’s day.

And she says a kit called-Snap Circuits can be a fun way to learn electrical skills. 

“So it was kind of like they thought they were playing with the board game, but they were really kind of connecting circuits and making electricity,” said Urban.

Urban also not to rule out the classics you may already have at home –building toys like  Lincoln Logs and Connects – can help teach STEM as well. 

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