Aug 23, 2023

Super STEAM Enrichment | Benefits for Young Children

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In this blog, we will explore the benefits of introducing the Super STEAM enrichment across our nurseries and how it will support a lifetime of creativity, critical thinking, and innovation for our youngest learners.

Our nurseries play a vital role in shaping a strong foundation for children’s cognitive and personal growth. This includes the Brighter Learning Approach enrichment of Super STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths)

This enrichment emphasises integration these key areas in early childhood education.  This is supported and underpinned by the 3 aspects – Terrific Tech, Super Scientists and Clever Creators.

Explaining the Super STEAM enrichment

Our Super STEAM enrichment helps to boost confidence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths, by providing children with hands-on, interactive experiences and activities. This supports children develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, creativity, and a love of learning.

Each of the 3 aspects to Super STEAM help support and develop children’s skills

Terrific Tech

Responsibly and sensitively introducing technology to young children in the early years can prove advantageous for their cognitive and educational growth. By offering interactive and captivating learning experiences, technology aids in teaching new skills and concepts in a fun and engaging manner.

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Super Scientists

Exploring science allows children to discover the wonders of the world and unravel the mysteries of how things function. As they observe, inquire, and experiment, they nurture critical thinking skills, fostering a deeper understanding of the world around them.

By offering hands-on, interactive, and captivating activities and experiences, we ignite children’s curiosity and fascination, building on their interests and answering their questions.

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Clever Creators

Being creative offers children an avenue for self-expression and helps develop their imagination and problem-solving abilities. Through various resources including paint, clay and loose parts children also develop their fine motor skills.

Creative experiences can also be used for learning about colour, shape, form, and texture while fostering self-esteem and self-confidence as they take pride in their creations. Children also learn to think creatively, collaborate with others, and tackle challenges. By exposing them to diverse creative forms and techniques, children discover their interests and passions, nurturing a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

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What are some of the benefits of developing Super STEAM skills across our nurseries?

Cultivating Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills:

The integration of Super STEAM helps to nurture children’s critical thinking and problem-solving abilities from an early age. As they engage in open-ended tasks, children learn to analyse, evaluate, and find creative solutions to real-world challenges.

These skills are essential for navigating everyday situations with confidence and resilience.

Enhancing Collaboration and Teamwork:

Our Super STEAM enhancement involves developing collaboration skills, where children work together to achieve a common goal. These experiences encourage teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills, nurturing a positive learning environment.

Through cooperative experiences, children learn the value of teamwork and gain an appreciation for different perspectives.

Building Confidence and Resilience:

As children immerse themselves in Super STEAM activities, they may encounter both successes and setbacks. Overcoming challenges and learning from mistakes build resilience and confidence, which instils a growth mindset to support their learning journey.

Preparing for Future Opportunities:

In a world driven by technology and innovation, proficiency in Super STEAM skills helps to opens doors in the future to diverse career opportunities and empowers children to be adaptable, forward-thinking, and creative contributors to society.

Related pages/links:

The Brighter Learning Approach 

Our Curriculum

Related blogs:

All About the Brighter Learning Approach 

Mini Maths Enrichment

The Importance of Teaching Children About Our Wonderful World

My Happy and Healthy Self

Super STEAM Enrichment

Supporting Children Becoming Confident Speakers & Communicators

Inspiring Raving Readers Across Our Nurseries 

Blog checked by:  Kat Learner (Training & Professional Development Manager)

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