Our NEW STEM activity cards and why STEM should be introduced early on - Little Scholars Playground

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We’re very happy to launch our NEW STEM activity cards today! The cards include 32 fun and easy Science Technology Engineering and Maths activities and experiments made with everyday items. Our unique pack of 32 cards makes learning STEM fun and accessible to all. Beautifully illustrated by us, with illustrated instructions and key learnings for each activity/ experiment. This product makes learning STEM fun for toddlers!

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The cards can be bought here

STEM and our activity cards will:

– Introduce STEM in a hands on way
– Create a love for STEM subjects early on
– Enhance a child’s collaborative learning, as STEM often
encourages children to work together
– Amplify a child’s problem solving skills, which is a critical skill in
the early years
– Enhance a child’s memory through experimental learning
– Help to reduce screen time

The STEM Activity cards are great for:

– At home; homeschooling, screen free time, fun experiments and activities
– In the classroom; station or whole class activities, after school activities, summer club activities

What is STEM?

STEM is a neat little acronym for Science Technology Engineering & Maths. One idea behind grouping these broad disciplines into something memorable; is to draw attention to an emerging policy choice within schools, focused on increasing educational interest within STEM. By stimulating interest in STEM early on, we can begin to motivate more young people to study STEM at an advanced level and to enter STEM related industries. This is particularly important for Black individuals who at university for example, only represent 6.2% of students enrolled onto STEM related subjects*.

STEM in early childhood

The idea of introducing STEM to children in the early years is to begin the process of creating scholarly minds. Little children who ask questions, seek out answers, solve problems and become innovators who go onto contribute to the human story. The sooner we get our little ones to see that our world is filled with shapes, materials, forces and numbers; is the start of something special, in the form of inquisitive minds.

Natalie

Little Scholars Playground
info@littlescholarsplayground.com

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About the author

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Natalie is the co-founder and illustrator at Little Scholars Playground. She is passionate about literacy, learning, illustrating, Black women in STEM and Montessori.

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