Education is important for everyone, especially the growing minds of children. But we all know it can be a bit of task to get kids to enjoy learning and have fun while doing it. I present to you (drum roll please)....STEM Toys! The perfect combination of education and fun. Never heard of it? That's okay, we're here to help you know more.
What are Stem Toys?
STEM is a very hot topic when it comes to conversations about education, toy manufactures, and sales, as well as among parents, in relation to the growth of children. You may have gotten this far but are still wondering what does the term STEM mean? The acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This method of educating is special because it strays from your traditional and common techniques of learning through testing children's performance. Instead, it focuses on the development of necessary skills through the combination of classroom learning and real world experiences. This learning technique encourages a higher level creative thinking skills among children with emphasis on collaboration, problem solving, research, creativity, and critical thinking. All which can be unanimously agreed to be necessary skills children need to be successful in today's world, no matter what career journey or life interests they take.
Stem Concept as a Toy
With the basis of stem focusing on curiosity, education, and learning, the type of STEM toys available are made to reflect that. The variety of STEM toys include some that focus on coding, mechanics, or chemistry, like the IMGadgets TacoBot Coding Robot. What's important to remember is that these toys work extremely well to express the importance of learning to your child but in a fun and accessible way, because the more fun they feel they're having, the less aware they are that they're actually learning as well.
As Dr. Suess says "the more you read, the more things you will know" (it's only half the quote, I know) and now you can take this STEM knowledge you've just received into consideration for how it may benefit your child(ren)!