Childhood is a beautiful yet crucial phase in the human lifespan. With wonders all around, children are constantly exploring and gaining new knowledge. As their life experiences teach them valuable lessons, their mind will grow stronger. There are many aspects to the development of children for both brain development and the development of fine-motor skills. One thing a parent can do to help impact their children’s development is to provide hands-on, engaging learning experiences like the ones from STEM Wonders.
Hands-On Learning Leads to Greater Knowledge Retention.
Every product that STEM Wonders offers is a hands-on multi-sensory learning experience. Children (and adults too!) are most likely to retain information when they engage multiple of their senses. For example, the STEM Wonders box “Cocoa Wonder Chocolatier” teaches children about states of matter through an interactive chocolatier experience. They read background information, but then get to melt, mold, and create new chocolate pieces while learning about scientific concepts. Their sense of taste and smell can also be used as they sample their new creations! This hands-on multi-sensory type of learning supports development by engaging different parts of the brain. The more children stimulate their mind, the more likely they are to remember what they learned!
Building Neuroplasticity through Growth-Mindset.
The brain is a muscle and like all other muscles, the brain has the ability to grow stronger. The idea that the brain can always grow, and change is called neuroplasticity. One of the best ways to increase neuroplasticity in a child’s brain is to teach them a growth mindset where they are able to overcome challenges. With STEM Wonders products, children are acting like scientists and engineers. Very rarely does an engineer get their model perfect on their very first try! STEM careers are all about seeing failure as an excuse to try again and come back stronger. If you have a growth mindset, you will tell yourself “I can do this! I can make another model that is better!” If a child’s airplane doesn’t fly for the first time, how can they adjust their model to succeed? The more children overcome these challenges and train their brains to have a positive outlook, the stronger their brains will become!
STEM Wonders is an incredible company that makes its product with your child in mind. With custom boxes for different age groups, learning will always be developmentally appropriate and beneficial. To order a box, visit our products