S.T.E.M. Toys, Intelligent Alternatives to Mindless Computer Game Play
S.T.E.M. refers to a new wave in parenting and teaching methods that concentrates on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills. Government studies and University studies alike have reported positively on S.T.E.M. Theory in recent test results. A University of Pennsylvania study showed conclusively that a reliance on the prevailing teaching methods are stagnating our youth and have been a contributing factor which have resulted in a US educational system that ranked 34th worldwide in 2015. The study went on to show that toys like those offered by companies like STEM Kids Toys; educational toys designed to help young learners improve their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills, showed remarkale improvement in preschoolers test scores and seemed to lead to a head start in grade school academics.
There have been many contentious arguments on both sides of the isle politically centering on many issues lately, but one issue most agree on is the failing condition of our educational system as compaired to the effectiveness of the success of Europe’s less costly and higher testing youth. “The US educational system is not working as well as it should be” said a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania center for S.T.E.M. Research. S.T.E.M. was developed first in Eastern Europe and soon spread to all of Europe with great success. S.T.E.M. (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) begins to stimulate young minds as early as 2 years of age and continues through high school level.
A group of independent schools in the United States called the Montessori Schools have been using the S.T.E.M. theories and methods for some time, taking the lead from Montessori Schools in Europe. They report great success, and their students routinely score higher than US public school students of equivalent years of study. S.T.E.M. studies have been have shown to have the ability to allow a child to explore and discover for themselves a love for one of the 4 major areas of learning. Through S.T.E.M., alert educators can better understand a child’s potential expertise and channel their interests best to stimulate their mind to grow at top efficiency.
It is with this in mind that STEM Kids Toys has partnered with Alexander Toys of Poland, one of the pioneers in S.T.E.M. Toy Technology and Research in the EEU. STEM Kids Toys exclusively represents the entire line of Alexander Toys in the US and all of North America, all fully accessible to the English and Spanish speaking market, and in full compliance with all US and Canadian regulations.
What are the benefits of S.T.E.M. Toys?
STEM Kids Toys help develop children’s senses of sight, touch, sound, memory and strategy. Toddlers, for instance, are visual learners. They learn just by seeing and touching things around them. Toys with bright colors and those that make various noises attract toddlers’ attention and could therefore improve their five senses. STEM Kids Toys have several choices for toddlers to enjoy.
STEM Kids Toys improve IQ. Educational S.T.E.M. toys improve kids’ literacy, hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and memory. Shape sorters and Builder blocks, for example, teach kids about colors and symmetry; story-telling books with audio clips further the child’s reading and math abilities.
STEM Kids Toys help retain children’s interest. Kids these days often get bored, but not when it comes to playing with S.T.E.M. toys, STEM Kids toys keep kids interested in playing so they’ll always have the knack for learning and trying new things.
STEM Kids Toys encourage family time. Educational S.T.E.M. toys are designed to be played by a group and versatile enough to be played by adults, too. During play time, both parents and kids can bond!
How would STEM Kids Toys model the child’s career?
Investigating and finding if the child has S.T.E.M. interests (an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics specifically) at a young age could prove beneficial and productive. Earlier detection of these interests, and especially talents in one of these interests, could lead to greater overall educational and career direction and educational growth as the child progresses towards those key crossroads that lead to real life.
STEM Kids Toys allow for the child to experiment with science, technology, engineering and mathematics at an earlier age. Introducing such topics can lead to an increase in early motor skills, creativity, and logistical problem solving, to name a few. Finding early interests can help direct the child’s interests along a path most beneficial to them rather than force feeding them a course of study that is generalized, resulting in underperforming bored students. This more customized approach to education is the key to the success of the European Educational System, and so many other Educational Systems that outpreform the US System around the world today.
STEM Kids toys; Can they work for development of skills?
“Parenting Science” reports that even the most rudimentary S.T.E.M. toy, such as building blocks, will promote the following skills:
Motor skills and hand-eye coordination
A capacity for creative, divergent thinking
S.T.E.M. toys offer the child many learning and self-discovery opportunities, this is the key to their long-term future.
In recent years there has been a renewed emphasis in the US within the political community about teaching kids science, technology, engineering, and math. This emphasis is not only in the classroom, but is also encouraged to be part of the child’s home life as well. S.T.E.M. can be encouraged through gifts that inspire S.T.E.M. learning. Through hands-on experiences provided by interactive toys that make learning fun. STEM Kids Toys are designed to help kids develop abilities to problem solve through questioning.
STEM Kids Toys products are designed to entice kids into learning more about one or more of the key subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics or in some cases more than one of these areas. By toys having a purpose, S.T.E.M. researchers find that it helps to develop a childs natural curiosity, and make the child rely on their special abilities, critical thinking skills, logic, and reasoning.
In some way or another can’t all toys be termed as S.T.E.M. toys?
NO! First and foremost, many toys are just toys, and have no thought given to the learning experience that could be gained. That said, most toys could be converted into S.T.E.M. compliant toys with some thought and re-tooling, but the toy must be designed to stimulate the mind of the child. With so many toys on the market simply renaming old toys as S.T.E.M. and claiming to promote S.T.E.M. subjects does not, in itself make them toys that promote S.T.E.M. learning.
The best “true” S.T.E.M. toys promote learning in the core of the nature of the rules of the toy itself, for instance a board game that encourages a running count or a memory of color patterns. There is no doubt that S.T.E.M. type educational toys assist in a child’s early education and development, but help find the interests and direction of a child at an early age as well. Not only are S.T.E.M. educational toys a great source of fun, but also an active way to encourage learning and find a child’s burgeoning expertise at an early age, so it can be nurtured and encouraged.
Why are STEM Kids Toys and Games specifically designed for S.T.E.M.?
A STEM Kids Toys Product promises you high quality, originality, Eastern European craftsmanship and amazing value for your money and true S.T.E.M. educational theory compliance. All STEM Kids Toys Products are kid tested and teacher approved. Designed specifically with S.T.E.M. in mind, all STEM Kids Toys and Games meet strict S.T.E.M. standards, both in Eastern Europe and North America.
STEM Kids Toys Products start out as premier and genuine Polish made products manufactured by Alexander Toys of Poland. All of our STEM Kids Toys Products are carefully researched from a child’s perspective, be it visual appeal, innovativeness of product design and most importantly safety parameters. Polish standards of child safety are, in most cases, much higher than US standards, and we hold our standards to the highly successful Polish educational system and safety standards.
Our Partner, Alexander Toys of Poland has introduced over 800 exclusive original S.T.E.M. approved new products in the Eastern European and EEU market over the past 8 years and have won 23 International awards for the same. The STEM Kids Toys product lines span art and craft DIY hobby kits, metal construction toys, puzzles and educational aids and board games. In fact, anything in the vast Alexander Toys of Poland Catalogue is available, fully converted to US standards, regulations and language requirements exclusively from STEM Kids Toys Products.
STEM Kids Toys have a strong distributor base across the US and have an export base to the English and Spanish speaking world of North and South America.
STEM Kids Toys conform to the latest US and Canadian safety norms.
You can find STEM Kids Toys in all high end retail outlets and on line for your shopping convenience.
STEM Kids Toys have S.T.E.M. toys for every stage and age. Our unique S.T.E.M. products are hands-on and encourage creativity, exploration, and experimentation – They are full of new discoveries and exciting challenges!
STEM Kids Toys promise to our valuable child-customers and their parents is;
‘To provide the broadest selection of original products to help them develop, learn, have fun and be safe. We want children to PLAY, to grow up with good values and learn life lessons thru PLAY’