You’ve probably heard of makeup subscription services, razor subscriptions, and services that deliver anything from clothes to candles to your door on a monthly basis. But the company Monkey CoCo is taking this service to another level.
When you subscribe to Monkey CoCo, you’ll get a STEM Toy kit delivered to your doorstep every month. You might be wondering what that means. The short answer is that it’s a toy kit that will make you want to go back to elementary school. But for a longer answer, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and this company puts together toys that will help kids engage in and learn these subjects in a way that’s hands-on and involves assembling a toy.
The toys are suitable for kids between ages 5 and 12 and they are surprisingly complex, interesting, and fun. In the past, their toys have revolved around topics like putting together a basic circuit, conservation of energy, and light reflection, electromagnetic induction, and more.
These toys are phenomenal for building hands-on learning skills for kids. Your kids, or your friend’s or family member’s kids, will develop hands on learning skills by putting together a functioning toy from scratch (with instructions). Not to mention creative thinking abilities and self confidence. Anyone who’s assembled a piece of furniture before knows that there’s nothing quite like that feeling when you finally put together a complex puzzle, made something work, or built something from many different pieces, and it’s perhaps one of the best gifts you could give to a child.
When you subscribe, you’ll receive two STEM toys every month. Each kit comes with all the components needed for assembling the challenge, as well as a knowledge card and a picture book. The knowledge card describes the concepts the toy uses, and the picture book is like an instruction manual. The one-month subscription costs $29.99, and if you get a 12 month plan, for year’s worth of STEM toys, it’s $19.99/month. They ship to the U.S. and also 32 countries internationally. You’ll get $9 off when you use the coupon code COCO9.