I’m a computer geek, artist, maker, coder, designer and mother of two young kids.
STEAM educaton (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is not a new concept but it’s only recently that the government and educators have focused more on incorporating these subjects together in a fun way for kids.
I remember a visiting electronics teacher coming to my school when I was about 8 or 9 and really bringing the subject alive by showing us how we could make toys out of batteries, motors and lights.
I don’t remember much else that I did in school around that time so it must have made a real impression on me.
When I was the same age my kids are now, there were no computers in my school. Later we had one per class and they were used mostly for typing out our stories painstakingly letter by letter. I certainly don’t remember being very impressed or excited about what computers had to offer.
Later my grandfather taught me the basics of coding and I started to see the potential of computers and when my teacher mother brought home a programmable robot for us kids to play with, this was the start of a lifelong love of technology, computing and science, alongside art and craft.
Now I have kids of my own I want them to get the same excitement out of learning how to program a computer or conduct their own science experiments. Luckily this is easy because there are so many great STEM toys and games for young kids out there.
I started this website to research and review the best STEM toys available and keep up with my own interests in the world of education.
Hopefully whether you’re a parent, teacher, homeschooler or kid, you should find this site helpful and entertaining.
If you have any questions or just want to say hi, please feel free to get in touch :)
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