For those who don’t know, S.T.E.M stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. These four things help build the world around us and it’s extremely important for children to at least have a good understanding about what they are. And with Women’s History Month just around the corner, this will be a great opportunity to introduce daughters to a promising career . Here are a few ways to introduce your children to everything S.T.E.M:
Get Their Hands Dirty
With safety in mind, encourage your children to go outside and explore the world around them even if they get dirty afterwards. You should also encourage them to create things whether they’re in the form of building Legos at home (watch your feet!) or building sandcastles on the beach. This will allow them the opportunity to use their creativity to create what’s possible.
Make Them Ask Questions
Keep your little ones curious by making them ask questions like “what”, “why”, and “how”. After all, these types of questions help set the foundation for what S.T.E.M is in a logical perspective. On top of that, ask them every once in a while to describe how everyday items work. This will give them more awareness of what’s around them and anticipate in learning more.
Be a Role Model
Even if you yourself don’t work in the S.T.E.M field, it is important to demonstrate to your children a positive approach to everything science and math even if they can be “too hard” or “not for me”. Motivate them to stay curious and be okay with not knowing the answer to a question. There’s nothing that they “can’t do” but rather “can’t do yet”.