What are STEM toys and what it means to you.

What do Spacerails and the STEM initiative have in common?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, but what STEM education focuses on is much more than these four subjects. ... STEM toys encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The focus of STEM education is how these subjects relate to each other and the real world. That means that these subjects need to be taught together and be focused on problem solving.

When it comes to education, STEM learning is a major push these days. It applies to learning and activities that focus on logic, problem-solving, creativity and experimentation.

Fortunately, those skills are often best developed and nurtured through play, and there are plenty of STEM toys on the market focused on doing just that. From those designed for toddlers all the way up through teens, there are a variety of toys that teach STEM skills in ways so fun kids will have no idea they’re learning.

Spacerails is honored to be a part of this initiative.