STEAM can be seen and experienced hands-on in every home and can broaden one’s literacy immensely.
Activities like fixing or repairing things, gardening, cooking, taking care of a fish tank etc, all require STEAM. In fact parents can involve themselves with their children at home in all activities including observing, enquiring or asking questions and defining problems, looking for evidence, evaluating information, planning and investigating, measuring, using hand tools etc. It would only be fair to state that most mothers are STEAM experts in the kitchen. Children should be encouraged to observe and evaluate all the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematic integration activities mothers do in the kitchen on a daily basis to make sure food is on the table for the family.
Parents are important in their child's out-of-school education. Therefore, the best way parents can encourage their children to be attain 21st century skills is by exploring and encouraging children to look at the STEAM aspect of everything they do, whether it be a day out at the movies, museum, zoo, shopping mall, dinning or sporting club. Your children can help change the world. STEAM is all about understanding and solving real-world problems. The world is going to need more and more graduates with the skills to identify problems and design solutions.