‘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: