The Boat Engineer Engineering Kit with Storybook from Thames & Kosmos is a fun way to engage younger children in engineering concepts. Designed for ages 3 to 6 years, this fun kit allows kids to read along to the funny story of two inquisitive young engineers, Ty and Karlie, and their family's robots, Huxley and Remus and then build simple models of the boats they encounter in the story. Boat models actually float on water! This 52-piece science kit combined with the beautifully illustrated storybook provides an engaging way to teach simple engineering concepts to preschool-age kids. Start laying the groundwork for strong STEM related skills and comprehension. This kit helps develop fine motor skills, science and math skills, visual-spatial skills, and reasoning and concept development skills. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make it easy for small hands to put the models together.