Saturday, April 28, 2012

STEM for kids ... but what is STEM?

For most of us, when we think of stem, we think of a plant stem ... a connecting or supporting part of a plant. Think closely about the support that a stem provides to a plant. Just like that stem, the acronym STEM (our focus area for this post), is an important support for our children' growing minds.
STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Experts believe that STEM is an economic imperative.

Why STEM for Kids? Because children are naturally curious; they want to explore, to tinker, to figure out why something happens the way it does and how things work. What if we could find a way to draw their curiosity into creative thinking? What if, there was a way for children to have fun with science, technology, engineering and math?

My last post showed that in our community children are having fun with STEM. Children are smart, they will discover their own natural skills and abilities. As their parents, I believe, that we should ensure that they get exposure to different options. Just like we have them try baseball, soccer, swimming, etc., let them try STEM for kids.

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