If you have school-aged children, you have probably heard the terms STEM and STEAM. If you aren't familiar with these terms yet, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The added A in STEAM stands for Art. These disciplines are being lost in so many school curriculums, so there is an increased focus on them outside of school.
We're fortunate that our daughters' charter school has a STEAM Club, so they both get an extra dose of those important skills. We also make sure they have plenty of opportunities to explore these areas outside of school. Art supplies abound in our house and we encourage science experiments. There isn't a day that passes where Zoë doesn't request (or rather demand) I ask her math problems.
The girls also have a ton of different building sets. Some of their favorites are their Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs. And Zoë is going to be so excited to start playing with the Mighty Makers Inventor's Clubhouse Building Set. Now that she's a bit older, I wanted a building set that would provide a bit more of a challenge.
The Mighty Makers Inventor's Clubhouse Building Set is designed for children ages 7 and older and was created specifically to get girls interested in engineering. It comes with 528 parts and pieces, including a motor (two AA batteries not included), string, pulleys and gears, wheels, star snaps, graphic panels and more.
The set also includes instructions for 10 different mechanical engineering themed builds and inventions like a flapping bird, a zip line, a fishing pole and more. There is also plenty of opportunity and encouragement for your daughter to explore more engineering concepts that come from her imagination.