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~ Ian W, parent, QLD, Jan 2014
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~ Janice J, parent, SA, March 2015
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~ Coordinator, ‘Gifted and Talented’ program, WA, June 2013
“We just had to let you know that after 2 years with your resources the children’s results have shown so much improvement that they’re now no longer ‘laggards’ in class. We realise now that it wasn’t the children’s innate ability, but the way their minds worked, and your books met our children’s different learning styles. Their teachers have asked to be put in touch with you.”
~ James L, parent, TAS, January 2013
I have been returning to TheBalancedChild for three years now. The resources have undoubtedly helped my daughter to better herself academically on a daily basis. Her school allows her to work on tasks from these resources during schools hours as she consistently finishes her school tasks before the others in her class now.
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~ Prabhat S, parent, VIC, Jan 2015
“Standout resources! We’re discovering that the STEM Toys are not just for our advanced children, but work just as well for those who need a ‘little extra boost’. We look forward to coming back for more next year.”
~ Teacher, ‘Gifted & Talented’ program, NSW, Aug 2016
STEM – ‘Science-Technology-Engineering-Maths’
Experts predict 75% of the fastest growing future occupations will require STEM skills
Educators and thinkers worldwide agree that the way forward in the 21st Century is the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – aka ‘STEM’.
What is STEM?
The focus of STEM learning is the inter-relationship between Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in a practical way. Underlying STEM-thinking is the need to identify real-world needs and their solutions, with a focus on problem solving. This is particularly required for the rapidly evolving world we live in and the direction it takes, and it has implications for economies and the workforce of the future.
Yesterday it was Apple and the iPhone, with solutions for a need we didn’t know existed. Tomorrow?
The founders of the well-known ‘tech companies’ were in their teens or 20s when they started the businesses that made their fortunes. But even by the standards of Steve Jobs (Apple), Sergei Brin & Larry Page (Google), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Bill Gates (Microsoft), the innovators of just the next 10 years are still in primary school now.
Why STEM Toys
STEM toys encourage children to explore the world around them, and develop skills in problem-solving, designing and building.
STEM learning is most effective when it happens both in and outside school. And what engages kids outside school? TOYS, of course.
Is there a future scientist, engineer, mathematician or global leader in your family? We are proud to bring you this specially selected range of STEM toys because they have clear goals, and encourage kids to acquire all-important STEM skills while having fun.
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