‘Tis the season for TOYS! So this year, SuperMommyNot.com breaks down the best brain booster toys out on the market.

We’re talking STEM and STEAM toys: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math toys!

What is STEAM? STEMtoSTEAM.org explains:
In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to innovation as the way to ensure a prosperous future.

Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. Art + Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century.

We need to add Art + Design to the equation — to transform STEM into STEAM.

STEM + Art = STEAM

STEAM is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals.

The objectives of the STEAM movement are to:
-transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEM
-encourage integration of Art + Design in K–20 education
-influence employers to hire artists and designers to drive innovation

I asked my sister, Dr. Nicole Tetreault, a neuro-scientist to take a look at some of the top toys for brain boosting and explain how these types of toys are great for your egghead! Take a look at the video:

And for more great brain games and toys check out the links below:

PBS.org

ParentMap.com

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