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8 reasons why kids should learn STEAM skills

It’s no secret that kids need to be learning STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Applied Design and Mathematics) skills early, but why is it important? And how do you get started? 

Here are some important reasons why it’s critical to nurture your child’s interest in STEAM subjects early, including a few ideas for how to get started:

  1. STEAM learning builds the skills kids need for the future. Did you know that there are already over 600,000 unfilled positions in the tech sector alone? As 65 percent of our children will be working in jobs that don’t even exist yet, that gap is going to grow. Getting your kids into STEAM subjects ensures that the next generation has all the tools they need to create and invent a better future! 
  2. Starting early ignites a lifelong love of exploration and learning. STEAM teaches kids so much about the world around them, from how their favorite video games work, to the wonder of robots! There’s so much to learn and explore and that’s one of the most important features of our program. We want to ignite that love for exploration and watch as kids learn about the world around them in a way that they understand. 
  3. Learning through play is more fun. As parents, we hear a lot about the quality of play and we want to feel like our kids are getting as much benefit from their free time as their school time. At Steamoji, this becomes possible in so many different ways — from having fun drawing with a 3D pen to buzzing, whirling scribble bots that use motors to move around the room! 
  4. STEAM subjects nurture creativity and spark imaginations. When you encourage kids to be makers of tech and not simply consumers of it, there is a whole new world of creative inspiration at their fingertips. They learn that there are so many creative and imaginative ways to reach a desired outcome, building creative problem-solving skills in the process. 
  5. Jump start innovative minds through invention. In the 21st century, though innovation is very frequently praised, it’s not always fostered in younger generations. Not only do we want to encourage creativity, but we also want to create an environment where our kids’ creativity can go from merely ideas to a reality! If you want your child to be a thinker and innovator who can bring ideas to life, encourage them to learn how to code and work with physical computers. 
  6. Learning, but on their own terms. As parents, we can often be prescriptive when it comes to what our children are learning. We can give children a million reasons why STEAM subjects are beneficial for them but, at the end of the day, one of the biggest benefits is that through STEAM they can solve their own problems! By putting children in the driving seat of their learning and play experience, we allow them to think critically about their own ways to solve problems they encounter. 
  7. Make STEAM learning a family sport. STEAM is for everyone: all genders, all ages, all abilities! With STEAM-focused activities, you can create experiences for the whole family to get involved with and enjoy. Getting hands-on with technology is a great way to share what your child is learning, and maybe even learn a thing or two about circuits and making yourself. 
  8. Tech (and the next generation) is the solution to the world’s biggest challenges. We are committed to training the next generation of innovators, as we believe that creative and empowered kids will provide solutions to the world’s problems, and STEAM will be at the heart of it all. There is so much to be invented and explored, and our young Steamoji apprentices are the ones who will do this. This is why Steamoji’s mission is to train builders, makers, inventors, and entrepreneurs. Who knows what they will create? These are just a few of the many reasons getting your children involved and engaged with STEAM subjects is so important. 


At Steamoji, kids as young as five can start a lifelong journey of STEAM learning and exploring. Visit for more information.


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