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!

What Makes a Good STEAM/STEM Toy? (Study by The Toy Association) & My STEAM Toy Recommendations

Last month, The Toy Association released a new study on looking into what makes a good STEM/STEAM toy. They interviewed 2,000 parents and asked for input from over 100 Toy Association member companies. They used these insights to provide a detailed report covering these topics in detail: Parental...

Color My Worlds | Children’s STEAM Toy Review

Building sandcastles and snow forts are one of the rights of passage of childhood. I have so many vivid favorite memories of playing in the sand and snow with my sister and brother while we were growing up. How is it possible to make playing in the sand and snow even more fun and educational? Cue...

The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes | Children’s STEAM Book Review

My son is going to kindergarten in less than two months! Since he is my first child, it is a big deal for us. We are both excited, anxious, and maybe a little nervous. 😉 When we were offered a copy of The King of Kindergarten from Penguin Random House to review, I thought this would be a great...

Tinkering Toddler Crates Rainbow Crate | Children’s STEAM Toy Review

It's summer break, which means my kids are home with me most days now. We're always on the lookout for fun activities to break up our day and change things up. I recently found Tinkering Toddler Crates on Instagram and was immediately interested in trying one of their cute crates with my kids....

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag | STEAM Experiment for Kids

In my opinion, there is no better sweet treat than ice cream on a hot summer day. My kids definitely agree and would eat ice cream all day everyday (probably in the winter too). We've had our fair share of trips to the ice cream shop this summer, but I thought it would be fun to make ice cream at...

Pitsco Education 3Doodler Start Learning Pack | Children’s STEAM Toy Review

I have been fascinated by 3D printing technology since I first heard about it years ago. I've never had the opportunity to see or use a 3D printer, but I've read about them and enjoy learning about all that is possible with a 3D printer. From medical applications (such as prosthetics), to...

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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