HOW IS STEAM CURRICULUM BENEFICIAL FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS?
It is a proven fact that the maximum brain development happens between the age of 3-5 years. This is the time when the natural curiosity of the child is at its peak, tiny-tots as young as toddlers have the natural drive for learning new things every now and then. STEAM curriculum addresses the growing needs of curiosity and satisfies them in the most practical and logical ways, giving insights about many natural phenomena that are otherwise not visible to naked eyes. For Example: the process of seed germination, cooking, growth of human organs like hair, nails etc. can be easily understood with the aid of STEAM. Likewise, an umbrella of many simple and complex activities can be easily taught with the help of this revolutionary curriculum.
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SCIENCE: Exploration and experiment triggers inquisition and curiosity, specially in case of preschoolers it acts as a bridge between unknown to known in the most comfortable and convenient way.
TECHNOLOGY: Age appropriate tools ranging from six angled crayons, magnifying glasses to complex devices like microscopes have assisted in better understanding of concepts and brings out the hidden interests.
ENGINEERING: In this segment the emphasis is on the use of scientific principles to understand the various phenomena and devices in use in day to day life and in complex missions for a life-long foothold in fundamentals.
ART: Art has a major role in all phases of child’s development. Art is everywhere, the way we project ourselves, blend the colors, shape the given task, present it and many more. Art speeds up curiosity and has a profound impact on overall persona.
MATHEMATICS: There is a traditional mindset that maths is all about number sense, but not anymore, mathematics fosters mindful sense and ability to see different shapes, color & concepts, and enables the child to create new.
POPULAR STEAM ACIVITIES IN PRESCHOOL SEGMENT
Listed below are some of the popular and child friendly STEAM ACTIVITIES amongst preschoolers: