Children engaging in STEM activities will solve future real-world problems!
Exposing children to STEM at a young age supports their overall academic growth and develops early critical thinking and problem-solving skills. To prepare young children for school and 21st-century career success, we must work to increase our focus on STEM education in the home and at school.
Preschool is the perfect age for these activities! Children at this age have a natural curiosity that does not exist in older age groups.
Young children are always asking “why,” and they often want to know how everything works and why certain events occur the way they do. Preschool children learn through play and hands-on experience, which is why STEM learning is wonderful to introduce at this age. Establishing those processes early in life will position them as better critical thinkers and problem-solvers as they age.
Here are four easy and fun hands-on STEM/STEAM activities you can do at home or in the classroom that will help to create building blocks that will foster a lifelong love of learning and help to solve current and future real-world issues.
Making a DIY Stethoscope
Hearing your heartbeat is a great way to introduce anatomy and medical science to children.