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STEM Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers

STEM activities for preschoolers and toddlers

If you are looking for fun preschool STEM and toddler STEM projects to do, you are on the right page.

STEM ( Science Technology Engineering Math) and STEAM (add in Art) are hard to avoid hearing about these days. And for good reason. Kids need these learning experiences!

And yes, that means children as young as 2 years old. Younger actually. I started doing STEM when the girls were just a year old.

STEM at this young age isn’t about memorizing facts, and it isn’t about knowing all the right answers. Play is the best way to build STEM experience, confidence, and learning.

Giving children an introduction to these fields when they are little makes them more likely to enter STEM fields when they get older. The overall goal is to tell children that STEM is for them.

Now, I know a lot of parents get a little unsure when it comes to math and science, but trust me, this is no different than any other learning activity. In fact, I think they are easier.

Because in science you aren’t supposed to know the answer. At least not right away. The purpose is to ask questions and create experiments to find the answer.

And with kids this young, the activities can be so simple, as easy as water play.

So here are STEM activities for preschoolers and toddlers that you need to try at home.

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STEM Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers

There are so many things you can do with your children that fall into the STEM world. And my kids have done a lot of activities.

I think the best idea is to scan over the list and see what grabs your attention. What do you think your kids would like?

If you can’t find what you are looking for or want more personal suggestions please feel free to email me: [email protected]. I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.

STEM Activities for Kids

These are the fun STEM activities for preschoolers and toddlers we have done. I really want to encourage you to scroll through. I know you'll find something you want to try.

Best and Easiest STEM Activities to do at home

Holiday STEM Activities

My kids adore all things holiday. So I have a collection of holiday STEM activities that you need to try.

Holiday STEM Activities

The Why Behind the STEM

I like to know why. So it makes sense that I like STEM.

But knowing the why is more than just why is our experiment working.

Why are we even doing this? Why do we set up STEM activities for our kids? And why is it so important that kids learn how to investigate the world from a scientific perspective?

Here are the whys behind what we are doing when we say children need STEM.

Why Children Need STEM

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