STEM Learning: The Importance to Young Children
When it comes to early childhood education, the scope of what children should and need to be learning is constantly developing. The past 30 years have seen parents placing emphasis on literary skills, with methods such as reading stories, singing nursery rhymes and playing word games. However, in today’s environment, is it enough? STEM learning is becoming more important than ever, as a result, there has been increasing encouragement towards enabling kids with this knowledge from a young age. Joining us on the line to discuss this is Dr Kym Simoncini, Assistant Professor in Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University of Canberra.