Introducing STEM fields to your kids early on is incredibly valuable and, actually, super fun!
Nurturing their curiosity and getting them interested in science, technology, engineering, and math doesn’t have to be complicated – you have many of the tools you need right in your pantry or backyard.
In this 15th episode of the Msquared Books Podcast, we had so much fun chatting with Charvi Shah, founder of Mommy Alchemy, about creative ways to use everyday objects to build skills and encourage explorative tendencies. She shares some easy, yet magical, ways to educate our kids and explore the STEM fields through experiments and thoughtful questions.
Charvi also tells her story of how creativity and innovation came to life for her and how she developed tools to help parents and kids all around the world. She discusses the importance of screen-free activities when it comes to development and shares actionable ways to keep kids interested, stimulated, and engaged with fun and meaningful STEM-inspired activities and conversations.
Making science, technology, engineering, and math more approachable and vibrant for kids (and parents) is such a valuable topic that we really enjoyed exploring. Don’t let intimidation or lack of expertise in these subjects keep you from introducing them to your kids – keep it simple, keep it fun, and be sure not to miss this fabulous episode!
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- “Children are innately curious, so let’s start with building on that. If they have a question, answer it.. And if you’re not sure, just take some time to look it up and get back to them with that.” – Charvi Shah
- “I believe STEM is everywhere. In every conversation there is an opportunity to talk about STEM.” – Charvi Shah
- “Everything you need to start with STEM, it’s right there in your home!” – Charvi Shah
- If kids have a question, answer it… And if you’re not sure, look it up and get back to them.
- Use daily routines to build on their skills and explorative tendencies.
- Turn everyday conversations into a chance to learn, ask questions, and explore a better understanding of the world around them.
- You don’t need expensive or fancy equipment or tools, just start with things in your home or backyard.
- Don’t be afraid to not know all the answers – explore and examine things WITH your kids.
- Make learning and explorative activities more vibrant, colorful, and messy! Kids love that.