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Take that, Barbie! Check out this holiday gift guide for ‘little makers’

Mattel faced a huge backlash recently for a passage in its Barbie e book, “I Can Be A Laptop Engineer,” which implied that ladies can’t code. So that you already know what not to get the younger geek in your record this holiday season. However what ought to you purchase to encourage a future engineer? The tech product design firm Artefact has give you a great list to assist reply that query.

Artefact’s “Holiday Gift Guide for Little Makers” consists of eleven merchandise, a lot of them underneath $100, that assist children develop quite a lot of abilities, together with spatial reasoning, geometry, introductory circuits, the basics of programming, and extra.

Examples embody the Makey Makey Invention Kit, Magna Tiles magnetic constructing toys, the Roominate Dollhouse Making Kit, the Bare Conductive Touch Board Inventors Kit, and a product that may very well be thought of the anti-Barbie, the Robot Girl Lottie Doll, with a physique primarily based on the common proportions of a 9-year-old woman.

Check out Artefact’s full gift guide, with commentary on every product.

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