The Toy Association has released a new report, “Decoding STEM/STEAM,” to help tackle the challenges, stigmas, and myths related to STEM/STEAM learning. The report aims to:
- Shed light on the meaning and history of STEM/STEAM
- Eradicate myths and misconceptions about STEM and STEAM education
- Drive innovations in science- and math-based toys
- Help parents better guide their children’s learning
Additionally, the report explores how role models, stereotypes, and parental attitudes and anxieties about math and other STEM topics can influence a child’s desire and motivation to learn, as well as the important role played by the arts in empowering solutions to scientific problems.