How to Get Children Excited About STEAM

How to Get Children Excited About STEAM

If you’ve been a fan of Click-A-Brick for a while, you will undoubtedly know that we are big advocates of young kids learning science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) skills, preferably with the help of the toys they play with. We, of course, believe the best way to get kids interested in STEAM skills is to give them Click-A-Brick, but there are probably some other ways you could also do it.

We wanted to see what others had to say about introducing STEAM skills to children so you could put some of their expertise into practice. Here is what we found:

Engaging Children in STEAM Education EARLY!

http://naturalstart.org/feature-stories/engaging-children-stem-education-early

This article from the North American Association for Environmental Learning talks about what STEAM is and makes recommendations on how you can get young children involved in STEAM early, particularly in regards to environmental science.

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

http://www.mastersindatascience.org/blog/the-ultimate-stem-guide-for-kids-239-cool-sites-about-science-technology-engineering-and-math/

You won’t find any long-winded explanations about what STEM is (STEAM sans the A part of it) and why it’s important here. You just get a long list of websites that will help your child get into STEM activities and start their love of learning early.

14 Fun Engineering Activities for Kids

http://fun-a-day.com/14-fun-engineering-activities-for-kids/

Pretty self-explanatory. A list of over a dozen engineering activities that you can mostly do at home with household materials. Many kids don’t know just how easy it is to perform science experiments and engineering feats at home with objects they find around the house. Once they get inspired, though, they’ll be setting up all kinds of fun contraptions.

 

How to Impart STEM Education to Your Children

http://www.wikihow.com/Impart-STEM-Education-to-Your-Children

This is an oversimplified step-by-step process of how to create an environment that will make your child more interested in STEM. Very generalized, but easy to follow.

 

Kids STEM Activities for Kids Series A-Z Ideas

http://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/kids-stem-activities-series/

This one is set up a bit differently. It’s meant to be done over 26 days with each day corresponding to a letter of the alphabet as a theme. While you may or may not want to follow the theme or the timeline, it still has a lot of great ideas for STEM activities.

 

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