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Nurturing Curious Minds: 3 Ways to Get Kids to Fall in Love with STEM Courses

Updated on January 1, 2018

Many parents are interested in enrolling their children in some type of STEM program or STEM-focused programs that will help them fall in love with the topics. Most schools offer stem classes; however, private schools often offer more advanced classes that teach complexes that are more complex. Parents who are keen on helping their children fall in love with STEM courses should look for the following 3 things in the schools that they are interested in registering for.

Look for Schools that Offer STEM Toys

The key to making kids fall in love with STEM courses is to make the topic fun. The best way of doing so is to look for schools that offer STEM toys. These toys introducing various concepts and puzzles that will draw their attention to different subject areas. These toys are also designed to be engaging and interactive, so they can keep children entertained for long periods of time.

When visiting a private school, ask to see the type of toys and amenities that they offer their students. Consider the amount of value that these toys are able to bring. It’s also important to consider how fun the environment seems. It’s difficult to keep young minds entertained throughout the entire day.

Find Classes that Conduct Real Life, Applicable Experiments

Another way to emphasize the importance of STEM subjects is to find classes that conduct real-life experiments surrounding these topics. Look for classes that will conduct experiments on a regular basis, and will allow students to have some hands-on experience. This might include mixing safe chemicals together in order to get a chemical reaction or using some simple tools to build a bridge.

Ask the independent school in San Jose to provide a schedule of what is going to be taught in the classes. This will give parents a good idea of what the expectations are, and whether the schools put in any effort in making various concepts fun.

Consider Schools that Offer Extracurricular STEM Activities

Some children are just going to be naturally more interested in some topics than others. In these situations, it’s important to nurture these minds and give them more opportunities to explore these topics in detail. Look for school that are able to offer extracurricular STEM activities and classes that will teach kids more advanced concepts.

These schools should also offer tutoring sessions for kids who need a little bit more help than others in understanding certain topics and subjects.

Conclusion

One of the best things of enrolling in an independent school is that the school is generally able to offer more support than public schools. They have teachers who are more knowledgeable in certain subjects, so they’re generally able to do a better job at teaching them.


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