How to Put the Power of STEM in Your Kids’ Hands

(StatePoint) November 8 is National STEM Day and an excellent opportunity to encourage your child to embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education both inside and outside of the classroom.

Studies show that kids who are exposed to STEM concepts from a young age are more likely to show interest in pursuing STEM careers. With over 50% of the fastest-growing jobs related to STEM, it’s no wonder that competency in these areas is a strong indicator of future career success. But STEM education doesn’t just help students go directly into STEM careers. Its focus on creative problem-solving, critical thinking, innovation and teamwork helps students develop the skills needed to succeed in any field.