STEM toys introduce your kids to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun and friendly way. The right toys offer a unique approach to learning these subjects and helping kids develop a lifelong interest. They even have the power to help make kids smarter.
STEM Toys Encourage An Early Interest
The earlier a child takes an interest in STEM, the better. However, STEM subjects are often intimidating. STEM toys makes these subjects more approachable, getting kids involved much earlier.
Often, kids don’t even realize they’re learning a STEM subject until much later. They’re just having fun. Of course, playing is always a great way to learn.
Difficult Subjects Are Easier With STEM Toys
By using a playful approach in the form of hands-on toys, these difficult subjects aren’t that hard to understand. Kids use STEM toys to get a foundation early on. Kids can even start learning while they’re toddlers.
Kids then build on that foundation by playing with STEM toys. Their growing interest also helps them focus better in STEM classes, making those classes a little easier for them.
Playing With STEM Toys Changes A Child’s Brain
STEM toys obviously help kids become smarter just by teaching them valuable skills they can use at school and later in life. However, playing with STEM toys can physically change the neurons in a child’s brain. Play in general changes the connections in the brain, leading to prefrontal cortex changes that affect problem solving, planning and emotions.
The CDC even recommends play as a way to help a child’s brain grow. The organization also includes play as a developmental skill that helps kids succeed in school. Other studies back up the theory that educational toys positively affect a child’s brain.
The lesson to take away is STEM toys offer a play-based approach to learning that prepares a child’s brain for learning more effectively.
Kids Are More Confident Learning
Every kid is more confident trying to learn something when they’re interested and already have some experience. STEM toys provide valuable hands-on experience that makes kids feel more confident in the classroom. With less doubt, they learn better and become smarter.
Matatalab STEM Toys
Matatalab offers several STEM toys for ages 3-9. Matatalab Lite is best for your youngest learners. With easy to use buttons and several different modes, it grows with your child. For a more advanced set, try the Matatalab Coding Set. This helps kids step into more complex STEM topics while still being fun and easy to play with.
You can find these STEM toys and more at the Matatalab Shop.