Exploring the World Through Play Experiences

March 5, 2019

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Did you know that the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) are all around us? You don’t need to have an in-depth knowledge of these subjects to introduce them to children. Families can naturally embed these concepts in everyday life. A foundation for STEAM is laid by helping children increase their awareness of the world and by encouraging them think creatively.

Introducing these concepts can seem intimidating—but you don’t have to be a scientist to enjoy fun homemade experiments! Use all senses to explore. Children learn about the world around them through all of their senses, and STEAM is an excellent way to fully explore their environment. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy STEAM activities that are safe, age-appropriate activities.

Examples of meaningful play experiences, using every day household materials:

Start your family’s STEAM learning today and help give children additional tools and methods to explore new and creative ways of problem-solving, displaying data, innovating, and linking multiple fields together!

This article was written for the March 2019 edition of Parent Source.

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