GoldieBlox is a company that’s been on my radar for some time now. I am proud to work together with them for this post and, as always, all opinions are my own!
This is part one in a series about the importance of STEM Learning. After you enter the giveaway hop over to Part 2 and read all about how playing outdoors can help your child as well!
Dear parents of little girls,
Are you sick of the same old toys for your sweet little ones? I know my daughters never get sick of perusing the pink aisle. We enjoy playing house and using our imaginations and taking care of babies.
I know there are times when I stop and look at my daughters and I’m just awestruck at their intelligence and capabilities. I see these girls that are beautiful and savvy and curious and I wonder what kind of people they’ll be when they grow up. I wonder what they’ll do–not only what kind of professions they’ll have but what they’ll do for society and how they’ll benefit the world around them.
If you’re not already familiar with the term, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. There’s a worry that there aren’t enough people interested in STEM and that as a nation we’ll suffer as the next generation takes our place. There’s an even bigger worry that there aren’t enough women interested in this field.
So there are games like GoldieBlox, that are designed to encourage girls to pursue these interests. They’ve created stories and games that go side by side. You read to your kids, they build the projects along with the character in the book, Goldie Blox.
The projects range in age, from 4 and up. They also offer variations on what’s done in the book so your girls can come up with their own creative twists.
It’s the fun kind of hands on learning that you’ll enjoy doing together.
Or, better yet, sit back and watch them create on their own. I bet you’ll be pretty amazed at what they come up with!
Using the power of storytelling, GoldieBlox leverages girls’ verbal skills to help build and develop self-confidence around spatial awareness. Goldie, the girl inventor, and her friends solve real-world problems by building simple machines. As kids read along, they are able to build what Goldie builds using the included tool kit.
GoldieBlox will inspire a generation of girls who are more confident, courageous, and tech-savvy. Gender equality in engineering and tech will provide the balance and innovation we all need to thrive; the female perspective is not only valuable, but critical.