STEAM for Kids

I always knew I wanted to start teaching my kids Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) concepts early in their lives. My husband and I are both engineers, and we were raised in families who supported and encouraged a strong early foundation in STEAM.

I think my family’s enthusiasm for math and science fostered a belief in myself that I could do STEAM. I was brave and signed up for the advanced math and science classes and applied for engineering school in college, even when I was one of the only females in the classes.

I want to give my children the self-confidence they need, so they know that they too can do or be anything they want. I want my kids to enjoy learning about math and science and become good at these subjects through practice and patience. So, I’m starting to teach them young (my daughter is two and my son is four).

We’re doing simple, easy and fun experiments that anyone can do with materials you probably already have at home. We’re also reading lots of STEAM children’s picture books, and visitng Children’s science museums. I hope you’ll follow along with my blog posts and join us by encouraging your kids to love STEAM too!

Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering and Baby Loves Coding by Ruth Spiro | Children’s STEAM Book Review

I have shared with you before how much I am loving Instagram lately. I've found a great community of people with similar interests around women in engineering, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) experiments and activities for kids, and STEAM children's books. I also have been...

Green, Gold and Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day STEAM Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

I am not Irish, but I've always loved St. Patrick's day. Green is my favorite color, so a day when I can wear as much green as possible and other people wear lots of green too makes me happy! My mom always made corned beef and mashed potatoes on St. Patrick's Day, and it's a tradition that I...

Kid Wonder Box | Children’s STEAM Toy Review

Kid Wonder is a monthly educational craft and activity box that often features STEAM themes. It is designed for children age 3-6, which is perfect for my two kids, who are 2 and 4. The boxes feature a new theme every month, and I like how Kid Wonder lets you know in advance all the themes for the...

Crafty Connects | Children’s STEAM Toy Review

I'm always on the lookout for educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) toys for my kids. I am 100% all for play time, but why not provide engaging and educational toys for them to play with? Of course we still have lots of stuffed and hard animals, figurines and dolls,...

Exploring the Five Senses for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Sense of Hearing

Hearing is the last sense we are learning about in our Exploring the Five Senses for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Series. My kids have had a blast learning about their bodies and their senses through actives and play. Our five senses are how we understand and interact with the world around...

Do you have STEAM for Kids ideas?

Do you know of a super fun and easy STEAM experiment, a great STEAM children's book or toy, or an awesome children's museum you'd like me to feature on the blog? I'm always looking for new ideas and I'd love to have your input.


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