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STEM Learning Made Fun at Snapology & LEGO Set Giveaway

If you have a child in school, you are probably familiar with the acronym STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. The importance and necessity of STEM education have been widely acknowledged among parents, teachers and education experts, for STEM is closely linked to every aspect of modern life while STEM education helps develop transferable skills that are essential in both STEM and non-STEM fields, such as creativity, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and data analysis. Due to the complexity and difficulty of STEM subjects, there is a misconception that STEM learning is intimidating and frustrating. In fact, however, STEM learning can be nothing but fun and can be accomplished through various activities, including PLAY!


STEM Learning Through Toys
Making learning fun and enjoyable is the key to nurturing the love for knowledge. The number of educational toys that promote STEM-related skills is on the rise. You may already own such toys without realizing their connection to STEM education. Well loved by both boys and girls, LEGO bricks are known to stimulate creativity, spatial thinking, problem solving and teamwork. There are also STEM certified toys that are specifically designed to integrate play with STEM learning.

STEM Learning Through Books
Wouldn't it be great to encourage your child to fall in love with reading and STEM learning at the same time? Luckily, there are quite a few well-written books that teach STEM subjects in fun and engaging ways for students at different stages of learning. Some of our favorites include the Magic School Bus series, the Little Scientists books, and DK's awarding-winning new release Maker Lab.
STEM Learning Through Hands-on Activities
Children learn fast and best through hands-on activities. You can try to come up with DIY projects at home or send your kids to more structured STEM programs like those being offered at Snapology. Rated one of the Best Kids' Franchise, Snapology discovery centers provide hands-on, interactive activities for children ages 1-14 using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology. They create STEM learning experiences through classes, workshops, camps, birthday parties, school field trips, scouting events and more. They also offer amazing franchise opportunities that are affordable, flexible and can provide quick profitability. If you've been thinking about becoming your own boss, this could be the best opportunity. Please visit Snapology.com to learn more about what Snapology has to offer.

What is your or your child's favorite STEM learning activity? Do you have any tips to share about sparking kids' interest in STEM subjects? What have you found to be an effective way to promote STEM learning for children? Feel free to leave a comment below. I'd love to learn from you! And anyone who cares to leave a thoughtful comment is eligible to win a nice prize.

The Giveaway
I have the pleasure of giving away a LEGO® bricks set of the Snapology mascot Sebastian Gator (for kids 6 +)! To enter, simply leave a comment in response to one or more of my questions in the post and then fill out the entry form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Nakturnal. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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Jason Vaughn said...

We love Legos. This is a really nice fun design. Would love to try it.

Lauren said...

I love that kids can learn STEM principles through play.

Edye Nicole said...

Lgos ad Lincoln Logs are my favorite ways to encourage STEM!

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Jan De said...

My grand9on would love this! Thanks and good luck

Klydra Pugh said...

In school last week my kids loved a project involving eggs in their STEAM class.Thanks for the chance.

Heather B said...

I have three children ages 16, 13, and 6 one thing that they actually enjoy doing together is legos. It is so hard to find an activity that all of them can enjoy, between the age differences and having 2 boys and one girl.

VickieC said...

i have a grandson with mild autism that would benefit from a program like this

Anita Duvall said...

We have not had a chance to purchase any STEM Products yet. Of course, the nephews love Legos and can play together for hours building.

Darlene said...

My grandson is only 3 but he loves Lego's. He and his father love to put them together.

Linda Madden said...

I love the idea of stem learning through activities and play. What a great way to reach children!

Lori's Place said...

Simple science fun at home is a great learning time. Kids like science experiments like a mentos geyser. My biggest tip is just make it fun!

Kenneth Helmick said...

Lego has so many different properties under their umbrella now that it should be easy to find sets that your kids would enjoy building.

Amy Craft said...

Gears, Gears, Gears sets are my favorite not only for my own daughter but also my speech therapy kids. So many wonderful ways to implement these amazing toys.

Anonymous said...

We love STEM learning! Great to see companies popping up to help kids learn!

Debra Holloway said...

My grandson loves legos and everything to do with them.

bison61 said...

my grandson will spend hours with his legos. I plan on visiting Snapology.com

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Anonymous said...

My boyfriends grandsons would love, love this. I grew up with LEGO envy.

Nafeeza Chung said...

My niece would love it! We like legos

Misty said...

I have 3 young nephews who would love this. (jozywails@gmail.com)

lana simanovicki said...

My kids would enjoy this.my kids have great imaginations

Shannon O'Neill said...

My son Michael loves Legos. This is a cute set.

Kathy Davis said...

I like to use creative play with math manipulatives.

msrodeobrat said...

I think STEM learning is so great! I love that Lego is involved because that is one of our favorite toy brands!
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Cheryl Chervitz said...

I love all of the new STEM toys. Its good to know that our children will have the ability to use this.

tatertot374 said...

My daughters would love this. They love to build with toys and other objects. Thank you for the chance.

alice m said...

We own a ton of lego sets. We really like the robotics ones as they involve so many learning oportunities

Dawn Ballo said...

My grandson would love this. He's very imaginative & loves making things.

amh1982 said...

We use a lot of STEM principles, I love that Lego is involved, my son would die without Legos

Julie Waldron said...

We love Lego's, they are such a fun way to foster creativity.

jjmon2012 said...

STEM Learning Through Toys Before retiring I worked with a company that our number 1 priority was stem education in school. We work with a company that was using the rubric cube in math. So I am a fan of toys having something that is for learning. My great nephew plays a lot with lego's.

Lady Bondage said...

this is a neat addition to legos which are so fun already

MargaretAnn Rice said...

Love the Stem opportunity, this is educational and fun toy.

Cassandra Huber said...

We are a LEGO-loving family. We also go crazy buying STEM toys, so this is a perfect combination to us!

kdrae said...

My son would love this! He loves his legos and can build anything!

Holly DeLeon said...

My kids are homeschooled. The older of the two is really into electricity and magnetism so he enjoys testing theories about what materials are magnetic. My little one is a mini engineer. His favorite thing to do is create elaborate tunnels, bridges, and highways for his Hot Wheels.
My tip for promoting STEM learning in kids is to try different things with them, even if you can't go and get materials for experiments or whatever you can pick up a book and try to engage them. You can stretch your own creativity by looking around the house and using every day things to demonstrate various principles; like the chemical reaction of baking soda mixed with vinegar, for example.
Also realize that not every topic is likely going to grab a kid's attention. Put your effort into finding out what sparks their curiosity and then feed it with books, projects, YouTube videos, whatever you can think of to expand that knowledge. Pretty soon, they'll be telling you stuff you probably never even knew :)

Samantha Wagner said...

We have a lot of legos, they are my son's favorite STEM activity.

amber whitehead said...

My son loves Legos. His favorite at the moment is sets with plants vs zombies. I love that they teach stem principals .

Wendy Jensen said...

I feel that kids need hands on things to play with, not just watching T.V. or a computer monitor.

Ashley Chassereau Parks said...

My girls love building with Legos!! This looks like a great set!

Jana Leah B said...

I love how these encourage STEM learning!

MichelleCat said...

While all my kids love LEGOs (as do I) my youngest son is a predator fanatic :-) This would be awesome

Cami said...

This is such an innovative and creative design! Really encourages imagination!

Linda said...

I like the DIY home projects. The hands on activities are great for teaching the kids

Laura Pelkey Bowe said...

Legos are a great way to get children interested in STEM. They are great for a variety of age groups too both my nieces would love this,

Ashley Rexrode said...

All of my kids would benefit from stem learning. They would have so much fun with the legos

Anna SD and Dan D said...

My son and daughter love their lego's, It always amazes me when I come home to see what they have created.

Susan Smoaks said...

i am a huge lego fan and these robotics are awesome too!

Michelle said...

My kids have always loved Legos and puzzle activities such as Rubik's Cube. Snap Circuits have been a big hit, too!

Jacquelyn Cannon said...

My three grandsons would love this. They play with Legos all of the time and love creating new Lego designs.

SueZH said...

This is interesting stuff. My grandson loves his legos. Heres a new twist.

SueZH said...

I live in New Jersey. There is one in South Jersey but its about 2 hours away. Boo.

Julieh said...

My kids really enjoy legos. I think they are a great learning tool. This is a great prize!

Darby Elizabeth said...

My son is only 2 but loves legos!

Barb said...

The twins would like to add this to their massive Lego collection. It is super cute.

Richard Brandt said...

Our kids are busy little engineers.

Jeanna Massman said...

My grandson would be thrilled if I would won this prize. He is really into Legos and robotics.

LeAnn Harbert said...

Anytime you make learning fun kids will enjoy doing it

Tallulah Jane said...

Any of the STEM that help them learn through play are great. I love the building of Legos it stimulates my son's imagination.
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Erica C. said...

My daughter loves any kind of building and blocks.

D Q said...

We have been enjoying building with Legos for years.

Laura Unger said...

Both of my boys LOVE Legos! We have used them for STEM activities in the past. They are the most used toy in our home!

Crystal Rose said...

We haven't tried any lego stem sets yet but I've heard good things.

Kayla Klontz said...

My son absolutely loves learning by using his Lego sets, puzzles, and blocks!

desitheblonde said...

lego are great toy and they are fun topaly with

Lin martin said...

Love learning through play it means even as a grandparent can be involved in the learning of new things with the grandkids. Lego is a timeless favourite.

Janice Crespo said...

Legos are great to encourage STEM learning. We try to build things with the legos that can really be used. Just today, he was watching tractors so we built a tractor with his legos! When kids are playing with something they love, they don't even realize that they are learning!

Heather D said...

My girls would be really into this. I love how creative kids can be with these sets.

Renee Grosskreuz said...

I had legos when I was a kid and they are still around.

Lisa Voyce said...

I love the Stem idea. Always a plus when kids can learn through play.

christine lewis said...

My kids love LEGOs. They are great for building and kids can still play with them as they get older. My kids school system got a 3D printer & the teachers help the kids design their own little 3D models. Programs like that seem to get the kids more interested in STEM.

Jessica Whitehouse said...

My sons enjoy playing with Legos and building cars with them.

Amie's Book Reviews said...

STEM products should be in every home and in every preschool.
I would love to win these products for their education potential.

D. Wood said...

My son would love this, he loves legos and he loves to learn.

Stevie Ferris said...

My son would absolutely love this, he is addicted to legos!

JMac272 said...

My husband and son love legos

Anonymous said...

Lego is such a reminder of my childhood!

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wigget said...

I encourage stem activities by finding local activities that promote stem

Philip Lawrence said...

I like that a child can use these for fun while at the same time they can learn from using them. This will help them realize that learning can be fun.

Carmen Clement said...

My kid loves legos

dvice12 said...

I love that it teaches STEM through fun. My kids would enjoy this.

Francine Anchondo said...

My son would love this. Who doesnt love legos.

Leela said...

They all look like so much fun to make. My kids all love Legos.

candy said...

Mine have always loved their legos and science kits.

allyson tice said...

we love legos! we build with them a lot! my kiddos love to make castles for their ninja turtles!

Christopher Higuera said...

I have so much legos in storage, these new mechanical gizmos is just the thing to breath new life into my sad legos.

lilyk said...

My favorite STEM learning activity is practicing coding.

 
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