STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education.
“What STEM does is give a label to what you are already doing… helping children to explore, observe, ask questions, predict, integrate their learning… Its what we’ve always done in early childhood education.”
__ Dr. Sherri Killins
“Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world…”
— President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015
At Kinder Academy, STEM curriculum is designed to supports children’s overall academic growth, develops early critical thinking and reasoning skills, and enhances later interest in STEM study and careers.
1. PLAY OUTDOOR AT SCHOOL ‘S NATURE CORNER
This could be a great outdoor STEM activity for children.Take a reusable bag and encourage your child to collect interesting objects she sees like small round stones, leaves, seed pods, or flowers. Children collect natural materials in different shape, size and color, so they gain math and science skills.
2. DO A COOKING ACTIVITY TOGETHER
Cooking with children is another way to engage kids in learning. Look up an interesting recipe together. Follow the recipe letting your child help measure and mix. Skills used: science, technology, and math
3. PLAY WITH WATER
Water Play Ideas are always lots of fun and can offer kids so many learning opportunities too.Provide to children simple tools like an empty bottle, measuring cup, balls, ..etc, they could make different projects of math and science: water wheel, paper boats, floating flowers …