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What is it that makes STEM learning such a hot topic in education? Today, we can observe academic and recreational activities promoting the many benefits of STEM learning. What is STEM? The core concepts of STEM learning are established upon the foundations of developing educational experiences in Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics. Nurturing an early interest in STEM learning encourages the plateau for curiosity to peak through exploration and playing. While I'm a strong advocate for child literacy, STEM learning is definitely time for creative, constructive hands-on learning. We've teamed up with Life Soleil to share four learning skills to launch STEM education to the next level.

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Top 4 Learning Skills to Launch STEM Education to the Next Level
Academic trends in STEM and STEAM (A for Art) learning cultivate the 4 Cs in education- creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication, all essential skills for advanced technology competencies. Combining these areas of study into a collaborative, practical learning experience supportive of an integrated learning approach.

Creativity - Opening the door to creativity allows children the opportunity to explore new ideas, views, and problem-solving techniques. Undeniably my personal area of expertise, creativity embraces freedom of self-expression in learning.

CollaborationValuing independence, collaborative learning brings kids together to improve thinking skills, retention, self-management, as well as emotional development through the observation of other perspectives. With a more observant child, like my son, small groups encourage him to more confidently find his voice. 

Critical Thinking - Engaging thought processes to develop strong decision-making skills is a valuable educational asset. Using critical thinking skill encourages examining from multiple views to construct an informed solution from all available information. Students gain academic strengths from critical thinking skills enabling them to collect valuable information from different sources for goal achievement.

Communication - Building positive communication skills works to foster strong relationships based upon active listening and clearer understanding of concepts. Increasing confidence levels with more effective communication skills, kids experience improved memory functioning and increased levels of comprehension. 
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Beyond 1,2,3, Playful MathAs your child begins to add and think about numbers surprise him with this STEM learning and construction playing in one building blocks set. As your child builds and creates, there are endless opportunities of key math concepts of addition, subtraction, measurement and fraction introduced to your child with each block. The back of the storage tray serves as a playing platform for math learning or block building activities.

We've transformed our ordinary, living room coffee table into an ever-changing, family activity table. At any given moment we are playing Chess, Mankala, or Monopoly, growing crystals, creating LEGO anythings, or chomping down on pizza. Most recently, we've been working on using manipulatives to explore numbers and symmetry. Life Soleil is a curated collection of lifestyle products featuring BEYOND 1, 2, 3 PLAYFUL MATH, quality-constructed math-inspired construction blocks that inspire my son to take building to the next level. 
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Beyond 1, 2, 3 Playful Math contains 55 colorful blocks made from high-quality beech wood, a wooden storage tray, with 6 double-sided activity cards. Designed for STEM learning projects for little learners ages 3 and up, create uniquely engineered projects or follow guidance from illustrated math activity cards. Deciding on a hybrid-approach, my son usually opts for the inspiration of the illustrated builds, combined with his own ingenuity. The color coated dots, paired with the whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, serve to allow more advanced learners to level up their math abilities.

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