STEM education has been in the news for quite some time, and has proven to help children become critical thinkers and problem solvers. More recently educators have added Art to the acronym, now STEAM.
STEAM activities allow children to explore their surroundings and create solutions while learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This integrated learning process encourages critical thinking and helps children think like scientists, engineers and designers.
COMPUCHILD incorporates the all five STEAM disciplines into our classes, but you can encourage STEAM learning at home as well. We found one fun idea from Handmade Kids Art that any household can adopt. Create a STEAM cart. (Don’t have a cart, use a plastic tub or box.)
We love that a STEAM cart can be customized for your child’s interest and age. Alternatively, you can create one cart for all children in the house. Plus items can be changed out when needed to keep children interested.