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STEAM/STEM Toys! Best Brain Boosters for your Kids!

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STEAM/STEM Toys! Best Brain Boosters for your Kids!

‘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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