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!

Play Visions Sands Alive! | Children’s STEAM Toy Review

We were given a tub of Play Visions Sands Alive! Castles to play with and review for you on the blog. When the box arrived with the tub of sand my daughter immediately spotted it because of its bright colors and a fun image and asked me what it is. I wasn't ready to give it to them to play with...

Super Cool Scientists and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Coloring Books

I was lucky enough to win two awesome coloring books from Super Cool Scientists (@supercoolscients) on Instagram! I won the Super Cool Scientists #2 - A Story and Coloring Book Celebrating Today's Women in Science and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Coloring Book. I am excited about this for...

My 5th Mother’s Day Reflections

Mother's Day is quickly approaching and it is a time of year I enjoy reflecting on my motherhood journey as well as appreciating other moms. My fellow moms know as well as I do how much hard work, selflessness, patience, and most importantly love it takes to raise our kids. It is not always a...

Children’s Museum of Houston Visit and Review

It's no secret that my kids and I love visiting children's museums. They are educational, and so much fun for the kids that they don't even realize they are learning while they play. We have been to several children's museums around the country when we travel, but surprisingly we hadn't been to...

7 Benefits to Growing a Backyard Garden with Kids and How to Get Started Today!

Last year was our first year planting a raised bed garden in our backyard as a family, and it was a huge success! We grew more cherry tomatoes than we could eat from spring through fall. We also grew cucumbers, jalapeños, green beans, and herbs. The best part was my kids were enjoying vegetables...

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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