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Develop Core STEM Skills While Having a Great Time

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free


STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and STEM products encourage kids to develop core skills in these areas. These are really important skills for your kids to be exposed to, even if they never grow up to be scientists. I’m all about a very well-rounded education, filled with science, math, english, reading, sports, music, and more! The challenge, at times, can be to get your child to really put their all into all of these diverse subjects and disciplines. Some kids are artsy (Natalie) and some kids are scientific (Liam).

Hello, Jimu

As with almost everything else in life, so much has to do with the tools you are able to use to get the job done! For kids, the tools should be able to teach them while making it fun! Best Buy carries products from basic learning games to advanced toys designed to stimulate a child’s mind in the STEM areas, helping to develop logic and problem solving skills…while helping them to have a great time, too! One of the coolest learning & educational toys I’ve found at Best Buy has to be the Jimu Robot!

Create a custom-built robot that has moving arms and legs with this UBTech Jimu Robot Buzzbot and Muttbot kit. Choose from preprogrammed movements in the Jimu Robot App (which really makes it easy to learn construction techniques), or generate unique settings with the PRP function.

How It Works:

First, your child will create their unique robot manually. It’s easy for children and teenagers (and adults, too, just saying)! The pieces snap together by hand, no tools required. Next, they will go into the app to connect with the robot. At this point, and from here, they can control the robot’s movements. It’s really pretty awesome and it’s an amazing introduction to science and robotics for your kids!
Jimu Robots are made of environmentally friendly materials and are durable and safe for children. This UBTech Jimu Robot Buzzbot and Muttbot kit (suggested retail:$149.99) includes 271 interlocking parts and is designed for children ages 8 and older.

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Check out a little bit about the Jimu right here:

The fact that your build your own robot and power it via app blows my mind. It’s just so cool and wraps so much great fun and learning into one awesome toy. It ticks off all the boxes for me and my kids. I’m a big fan.

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By Bill Sweeney

Bill is a guy that's been working at home since 2008. What does that mean? It means he runs a business, has a blog, takes care of the kids and house, and doesn't really have much more time left in the day. Piece of cake, but wouldn't have it any other way.

2 replies on “Develop Core STEM Skills While Having a Great Time”

We have a few STEM tools that use apps and coding to get into early robotics but they’re quite dull to look at. I think these kits are great to really engage and excite younger minds.

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