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Everyday learning for STEM

STEM explores learning through the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  

You make a difference to your child’s STEM learning when you invite them to use their senses to notice, describe, wonder, compare, question, sort, predict, plan and construct.

The following information is available as a brochure to download and print (PDF 1.7MB).

Babies

From the time your baby is born they are curious and making sense of their world. Younger babies are using all their sense to explore and discover. As they grow, they learn while they listen to sounds and watch, touch, push, drop or mouth objects.

There are many things you can do at home to encourage STEM thinking and learning for babies.

Toddlers (2 to 3 years)

Your toddler’s brain continues to grow rapidly as they explore their world. Their language is expanding every day. Opportunities to talk about experiences and make discoveries through play, develops STEM thinking and learning. 

There are many things you can do at home to encourage STEM thinking and learning for toddlers.

Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

Preschoolers are becoming more social learners. Encourage your child to design, create, build, tell, ask, and play. This supports STEM thinking for lifelong learning.

There are many things you can do at home to encourage STEM thinking and learning for preschoolers.

For more ideas take a look at the GreatStart activities.

Contact

Early Years Teaching and Learning services

Phone: 8226 4297
Email: education.tlsearlyyears [at] sa.gov.au