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How Early Should Kids Start STEM?

Posted by: Rhonda January 9, 2018

The importance of STEM subjects and careers is touted everywhere in the education field. For young children however, STEM learning is far more than four academic disciplines.

The spirit of curiosity and experimentation, which is the heart of science, technology, engineering, and math, is deeply embedded in the natural play of young children. Simply providing time and materials for this sort of play and discovery is the best way to inspire the world’s future innovators.

“It’s easy to incorporate age-appropriate activities into routines at home and at school,” writes Caileigh Flannigan in this illustrative article written for both parents and teachers. “Introducing STEM concepts at a young age increases the chance that children will continue to be interested in these subjects throughout their lives.” Read now.