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Encourage Space Curiosity with These Space Shuttle Toys

Happy little kid boy playing with space shuttle toy. Cute child in having fun in the morning before school. Selective focus on old plastic toy. Blond kid on background

Space may be the final frontier, but there’s still plenty that we need to explore. Thanks to the resurgence of interest in space travel, there are plenty of ways to get kids excited about the idea of visiting other worlds while also introducing them to science, technology, engineering and math concepts. These fun toys will help build an interest in space while giving children fun creative outlets.

This Lego space shuttle toy comes with 273 pieces and is best for kids ages five and older. We like that it comes with instructions and pre-sorted pieces for easier assembly.

This space explorer costume is available in sizes 3T through XL, which will fit tweens aged 12 through 14. Note that the costume is rated for spot-cleaning only.

This space shuttle toy tent stands 51 inches tall and is 40 inches in diameter. Note that this tent should be spot-cleaned with a damp cloth or mild soap.

We like that this space shuttle toy is a perfect replica of the iconic NASA design. Note, though, that this toy is not rated for children younger than eight years old.

Your child will like the classic space shuttle design. This space shuttle toy has pullback action as well. It’s safe for children ages three and up.

Expert Commentary

Many kids find the mysteries of the universe fascinating and intriguing. If your child loves space, you can encourage their love for learning and exploration with a toy shuttle. Get your little one an out-of-this-world toy to ignite their curiosity and nurture their passion for space.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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