Early STEM Skills

From the moment a child is born they are busy exploring the world and learning how things work; this is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning. Families and caregivers can support a child’s success in STEM learning in the early years, even if they don’t feel especially confident in science and math themselves.

The most important things we can do for our children to support STEM learning is to focus on the language we use in talking with our children, and provide and allow opportunities for children to investigate and explore (especially outside).

Below are activities that you can do with your child to support STEM learning at home: