8 Cool Science and Astronomy Toys
by Kelly Ladd Sanchez
Put an educational twist on playtime with these fun science and astronomy-themed toys
With iOptron Astroboy telescope ($150; ioptron.com), search for Orion in the night sky—just look for the three stars in a row that make up his belt.
Read I See the Moon, by Jacqueline Mitton ($7; amazon.com) before your jammy-clad space explorer sets his coordinates for dreamland.
Look for home on the NASA Photo Inflatable Globe ($18; spacetoys.com).
Take an afternoon of playtime out of this world by building the Astro Rocket display ($28; cardboardsafari.com).
As the sun sets, grab blankets and a Blast Off Throw Pillow ($35; landofnod.com) and head out to the backyard to stargaze.
Grab Alex’s Space Squirters for the Tub (four for $10;amazon.com) and pretend an alien has invaded bathtime.
Color comets together with star-shaped Multi Color Crayons by Alex (three for $5; amazon.com).
Piece together the solar system with this Across the Universe Puzzle ($14; landofnod.com).