As parents, you probably already know that encouraging your children to be interested in subjects such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be an uphill battle. While it can be a difficult task, it is not impossible. In fact, all you have to do is nurture a positive attitude and willingness to learn in your child. Granted, kids might not want to listen to their parents all the time and could have a negative attitude towards mathematics and science since those are considered tougher subjects in primary school. But all hope is not lost when it comes to instilling a passion for learning STEM subjects in your child!
Early STEM education will serve a child throughout their life and aid them in adapting to an ever-changing world that is driven by technology. By encouraging your child’s existing interests and passions, you will be able to hone their abilities to be resilient to challenges and grow curious about the world around them. Not to mention, STEM education seeks to teach children to be able to solve real-world problems with creative solutions – a skill that cannot be learnt without curiosity.
- Show them the world – kids are naturally curious, all you have to do is bring them outside. Whether you bring them for a camping trip, a visit to the museum or the zoo, exposing them to new experiences can allow them to ask more questions about the world and satisfy their curiosities
- Encourage them to wonder aloud
- Prompt them to think – when your children have a question, ask for their thoughts first before answering them
- Let them be kids – kids love to play, allow them to explore with unstructured playtime
Introduce Them to STEM Projects and Activities
Project-based learning is a great way to instil a strong sense of achievement in kids as it teaches them resilience as well. By working on projects with your child, you will be able to guide and mentor them as they come up with their own ideas. With your guidance, your child will be able to build resilience as they are encouraged to work through challenges and stay focused in the face of adversity. As they come up with creative ways to complete their projects, they will learn that making mistakes is part and parcel of learning and they should not feel discouraged when they don’t get the right answers immediately.
Interesting STEM projects and activities for children:
- Playing with slime
- Science experiments
- Building LEGOs
- Math Jenga
Buy Them Toys for Robotics Education
Robotics and coding play an integral part in STEM education. Beginner robotics kit can help to introduce your children to the basics of coding and technological concepts in a fun and engaging way. If you are thinking of getting a robotics kit to get them started on coding, why not give the Botzees a shot? Not only are Botzees great for beginners, but they are also interactive and highly educational – it even comes with augmented reality puzzles for kids to solve when they are not coding.
Place your orders at Polaris Network today and you will receive your educational robotics kit at your doorstep within 3-7 working days. Alternatively, you can also pick up your orders at any of our two physical stores in Singapore at Ubi Avenue or Parkway Parade.
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