STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) toys are great stepping stones for the cognitive development of children that occur at different stages between the ages of 6 to 12 years old. STEM toys can comprise of alphabet toys, number toys, building blocks, shape shifters etc. These various toys direct the child to think quickly and efficiently right from their early learning phases which gets them prepared and they possess an enhanced ability to pick up skills and knowledge in various subject areas taught to them in elementary school. STEM toys require kids to work independently or with others in order to complete tasks and by thinking and trying various strategies in order to overcome challenges faced during the game or activity. According to me, the simplest and best way to get a child interested in educational content is through toys and STEM toys are a great start.