Why are STEM Toys Important for Children's Academic Development
Children enjoy learning the most when it feels effortless and fun.
STEM toys enable them to process new information through play which is particularly useful while building knowledge of complex subjects.
What’s more, they give children opportunities to apply concepts from science, technology, engineering and math in real-life which develops their learning potential in a number of ways.
Let’s take a closer look at how bringing STEM toys into a classroom or your child’s playtime can develop their academic potential in the long run.
Better understanding of cause and effect relationships
STEM toys help children initiate and observe cause and effect relationships reflected in scientific phenomena. They equip them with tools and materials to try a variety of fun scientific experiments which make otherwise complex scenarios easier to understand and remember.
Tip: Our Learning Resources range offers children plenty of tools to explore the cause-and-effect relationships, learn science vocabulary and basics of science lab safety.
Opportunities to make their own discoveries
STEM toys equip children with appropriate tools to embark on their own scientific adventures. Having an opportunity to make something using a set of materials and/or substances incites their curiosity about the world around them and motivates them to explore it further.
Tip: Our STEM kits provide kids with all they need to perform their own science experiments
Nurturing creativity and imagination
Scientific toys equip children with the authentic tools and guides to build objects, create designs or play with different combinations of chemical ingredients. Running their own experiments, putting together complex structures and testing how different substances work together does wonders for developing their creativity and imagination.
Tip: Building one of our beautifully crafted 3-D puzzles is a great creative challenge for children and grown ups alike.
STEM toys are designed to challenge, testing both logical and creative skills. So, when children finally find the right way to crack a puzzle, do a chemistry experiment or code a solution for a problem, it is their personal victory. Playing with educational toys gives children a space to present what they learnt to others and thus develop confidence in their abilities.
Tip: Our coding robot toys give children an opportunity to impress their friends by making their own robots.
Challenges for different age groups
Considering that STEM education now covers all age groups, there are also toys adapted for different learning and development stages. At ROBOCUBE we have kits for all the curious minds out there aged: 3-6, 6-8, 8-10 and 10+.
To sum up, childrens’ formative years should be full of experiences to remember. STEM kits and toys give educators and parents plenty of options to make it happen through fun and immersive activities that significantly increase childrens’ academic potential.