Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Importance of Stem Learning for preschools

Stem learning starts with blocks, not ipads. 

The meaning of STEM education STEM education is Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics used to group academic disciplines. This term is typically used as an education policy or the entire curriculum choices that are used in schools.

What are stem skills? 
Ask a simple question as to what are the key skills needed in today's world in our day to day life. They are problem solving, analytical thinking, and the ability to work on your own or independently. What is the common factor between them ? They're all related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

We need to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). But we really can't do that by giving them access to technology. That's not how it's learnt. 

The basis of STEM learning is the ability to problem solve and think critically on their own. This is how kids learn these “soft” skills. THROUGH PLAY. 

When To Introduce STEM Learning For Kids?
STEM based learning for kids can start as early as two years of age. In the early years the childs brain to knowledge is like a sponge is to water. The pace of learning of a child in the initial 5 years is rapid and cannot be the same ever in life again.
Since they are curious learners and have their own reasoning skills. Strengthening these inborn abilities should begin at the earliest level rather than reserving and trying them for later years.

STEM education is an enquiry-based approach where children learn through simple experiments and STEM activities. They are motivated to ask multiple questions to understand the concept deeply, thus making the session more communicative and meaningful. A simple activity of objects that sink and float is a stepping stone to raise their curiosity and interest in science. 

Starting early at home with building blocks and knowing the various advantages. 
Building blocks teaches kids 
🧁 Counting - Early Math 
🧁Scientific method
💞 Problem solving

Find interesting blocks and stem learning activities on first cry first cry

Instead of giving iPads to elementary classrooms we need to give them wooden blocks, magnetic tiles, LEGO, loose parts, string, tape, and loads of time to let their imagination flow and learn through play.

If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything - Marva Collins

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