Typically, a classroom uses books and computers to teach. However, using STEM toys offers a wide array of benefits.
Playing provides a different way to learn. Toys can help show concepts in action, helping them stick with kids better than traditional learning.
STEM Toys Go Beyond Just Reading
For many kids, they may actually learn more by playing with toys versus just reading about STEM concepts. Concepts don’t always make sense until kids are able to see how they work. STEM toys offer a hands-on approach to experiencing what they’ve read about. This allows teachers to reinforce concepts in a fun way that’s more likely to keep kids interested.
Encourages Kids To Work Together
When kids are just sitting at desks listening to their teacher or working on an assignment, they’re not working together. Adding STEM toys means you can place kids in groups to work in teams. Since they’re working together, no child feels left out. Every kid has different strengths. They get to learn from each other, boosting confidence and education.
Toys And Games Increase Focus
Toys and games aren’t something to pass the time. It’s been proven that the right types of games help increase focus and the ability to learn. Using a game approach also encourages teamwork, motivates students and makes learning more fun. STEM toys challenge kids to solve various puzzles. Teachers can let teams compete and award prizes for fastest solution and most creative solution. Or let each team’s challenge build upon the next until they’re all working together.
STEM Toys Break Up Traditional Learning
Sitting around all day gets boring, even when kids are interested in the subject. STEM toys offer a break from traditional learning. They get to get out of their seats, move around and have fun. At the same time, teachers are using the STEM toys to teach in a more engaging way.
Kids Get Excited To Play
Who doesn’t get excited to play? Giving kids something to look forward to in the classroom increases their focus and interest. STEM toys offer educational playtime. Kids, especially younger kids, may not even realize they’re learning. They’re just happy to play and have fun.
Matatalab’s STEM Toys For Classrooms
Matatalab’s STEM toys for classrooms are designed to keep everyone engaged. From pre-school to primary school, kids get hands-on experience with various STEM concepts. By playing with Matatalab’s robots, kids build an early interest in STEM, helping them stay focused better in class. Our kits and activities help with a variety of subjects.
Find out more about all our STEM products from Matatalab’s Store.