STEM prepares kids for the technological innovations they will undoubtedly experience in their lifetime. Creativity can co-exist with science and technology and lead to creative careers like Architecture and Graphic Design. In our world of innovation, creativity is the fuel for new technologies and ideas.
STEM fosters a love of learning, instilling a passion and drive to learn. It drives curiosity and a belief in the abilities of the child and a thirst for knowledge. Observing needs, developing ideas, experimenting with solutions encourages an important level of risk-taking that many kids want to avoid.
Today’s children are lucky being surrounded by such advanced technology, but there’s so much more that can be done in the home to encourage kids to really look at the world around them and ask lots of questions.… try some of these ideas with kids in your family:
Explore through hands-on demonstrations and interactive experiences. The workplace and factories are a great place to see how things are created.
Read together, books open your kids’ eyes to new ideas and fresh perspectives
Take family fun trips to the zoo, museum, planetarium, or go on a nature trail and bring along a notebook to record observations or sketch pictures.
Building model boats, planes or rockets can pique a child’s interest and build confidence when completing projects.
Preparing and cooking foods can lead to research in culinary-science and create inquisitive questions and observations about the organic world around us.
Cardboard boxes, PlayDoh, LEGO blocks, string, tape, etc. all encourage creativity and invention.
See your garden grow! Get digging with your kids, let them have their own mini allotment to plant seeds.. they’ll be amazed and proud when they see the results of their actions.
Plant STEM seeds early in your children’s life and watch them grow!
With the abundance of career opportunities in our computerized technological