Parents often face the problem that their kids are unwilling to study, especially to practice STEM subjects! It’s easy to worry about your children’s studies, but worrying will not take make their grades improve at all.
Have you ever wondered why kids are reluctant to practice STEM subjects? The answer is they find the entire process overwhelming. The best way to combat this, is to come up with creative and fun ways for your child to learn. Here are 5 creative ways to teach your children STEM subjects.
5 Creative Ways to Teach Your Children STEM Subjects
- Educational Board Games Is a Must Try
It’s sometimes very hard to explain even a simple thing to kids in such a way so that it gets into their head. What can be more exciting than playful learning for kids? One of the most creative ways to let your kids practice STEM subjects is by engaging them in playing educational board games in leisure hours. Your toddlers will continuously practice STEM without even their knowledge. An interactive play will develop their negotiation as well as social skills through communication. As a mother you must be very careful while selecting board games. Moreover, if you join the table, your company will boost their excitement of playing.
One of the family friendly, educational board games that you can try is “It’s A Squirrel’s Life.” This game welcomes you to take a lively experience of a tree squirrel’s world. The animal loving nature of an aerospace engineer, named Randy Hecht, inspired him to invent this game. This game will truly inculcate confidence and competitive spirit in your child as well as will improve their STEM and negotiation skills.
- Storytelling Works
Listening to stories from elders is one of the favorite pastimes of kids. If you enact fantasy stories to kids with little pinch of creativity, it will motivate them in learning. Storytelling is an art. Sound carries a strong impact on listeners; it becomes more effective when your listeners are kids. With voice modulation make sounds to evoke the feel and sensation in kids. When they are totally engulfed in your story, leave some jobs for them. Let them solve some calculations to get into the conclusion of the story. Suppose you are reaching climax and you leave it in suspense – your kids will thrive to think what is going to happen next. They will try to solve the mystery by hook or by crook, even through calculations.
How about also reading study books for your kids? This strategy will also work, but if only you are able to present these in interesting ways. Your kids will find it exciting and listen to by heart every bit of it.
If you care about your kids’ listening skills, imaginary space, and thinking ability, and don’t only bother about growing their STEM skills, this is going to be a great choice for you.
- Puzzles Can Be an Interesting Start
Solving puzzles is so confusing at different levels that sometimes even adults fail to accomplish the target. It creates the urge in your children to solve and win. With experimentation you can prepare interesting puzzles for your kids, which will develop their STEM skills, logical reasoning, and most importantly concentration.
Suppose you are creating a structure with blocks and then telling your kids to build a replica of that structure. It will give kids the basic idea of engineering skills. You can also make them perform addition and deduction through puzzles.
Puzzles are like glue; even if you fail to solve, it will still make you try for hours – it will never let your interest fly away. That’s the reason it will be more effective for kids, as it will catch their attention.
- Drawing Helps
Toddlers simply love to scribble on paper when they don’t even know how to hold a pencil properly. Colorful drawings seem magical to them. Moms can use the art of drawing to develop STEM skills in kids.
By making them draw different geometric shapes and to let them feel those with colors, you can improve kids’ spatial thinking.
Also show them different pictures to identify. Suppose you are showing your kids the picture of a frog, then you may ask them how many legs it have. If it’s a scenery, you may question them how many trees they can locate in the picture.
- Make Kids Practice Paper Art
Arrange colorful papers for your kids. Draw various structures and shapes with pencils. Tell your kids to cut the papers following the pencil marks. First, it will grow handwork skills in kids.
Second, they will learn about different structures and shapes, how to draw them, what they look like – basic engineering skills for kids.
Later, you can tell them to draw different structures themselves and cut them to get a nice shape. Also encourage them to make new things by folding papers. Your kids will grab art of innovation at an early age.
Follow these ways and let us know if you have any new innovative one. We will be glad to know.
Very nice post. Effective way of learning. Thank you for sharing