Since I ventured into the amazing world of STEM some years ago, I have grown more and more in love with it. The Kiddies are very much into STEM. It comes so naturally to them. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and my children can spend hours exploring tech, maths and science topics, and I am finding more and more ways to nurture their interest. If you are wondering how you could support your children’s STEM habits, here are 5 ideas for you –
5 Ways to Support STEM habits in Children
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Get children involved in STEM related events
If your children’s school supports STEM, then you are in luck as there will be lots of STEM related activities and events to nurture their growing curiosity. However, if this is not the case then it makes sense to find events that will support their learning. A quick online search for STEM events in your area should be sufficient as there are usually loads of options and opportunities to support learning. For more ideas, you could look into attending a family medicine conference that would suit the needs of you and your family.
Shop for STEM toys
Children learn through play and this is why shopping for STEM toys is a great way to support their STEM habits. There are loads of online and in-store retailers for STEM toys so there should be loads of options. I use a few online and the Kiddies love them. It is best to explore the shops based on your children’s ages and the areas of STEM your children are interested in.
Chat about it
As a parent, being involved or interested in STEM helps as you can have great conversation around it with your children. Children can pick up a lot from conversations here and there, so being involved in their daily lives and chatting about things they are interested really supports them. Getting involved in the lives of your children helps nurture their skills and abilities.
Look out for STEM shows
Children spend time watching TV, so another way to encourage their interest is to introduce to age appropriate STEM shows or YouTube channels. That way you can squeeze in more learning time into their screen time, and then it is a win-win. There are so many amazing shows online and on the big screen, so browse for relevant options for your children.
Get STEM games
Getting STEM games is another easy way to support your children’s learning. There are many options when it comes to STEM games. So a quick search on the platform you should deliver loads of ideas. STEM games are great as they help children deliver critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
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These ways can help you support your children’s STEM habits, so it is worth exploring if your little ones are interested in science, technology, engineering, or maths!
How do you support your children’s learning? Please share your thoughts in the comments below, let’s chat. Thanks for reading.