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7 top tips to engage children in STEM & computing over the summer

Published: Jun 11, 2021 2 min read


As the focus on home learning has increased over the last year, we’ve gone the extra mile to help parents and carers keep young people interested in the exciting world of STEM and computing – and our latest resources feature ‘seven top tips’ to keep primary and secondary children engaged and learning throughout the summer.

You’ll find everything you need - using everyday activities indoors and outdoors to learn more about STEM, to finding out more about careers, discovering the many benefits of STEM Clubs & Code Clubs, keeping safe online – and much more.

The first focuses on primary science, and like the rest, are all specially designed to take place over the summer months and improve your child's understanding and appreciation of science.

You'll find tips on building on everyday learning, exploring wildlife and getting creative with items found around the home - why not encourage them to make a skeleton using cocktail sticks? You can hold a bake off with a STEM flavour - and take advantage of our STEM Clubs resources too.

We've got primary computing covered as well - encouraging youngsters to think about all the amazing things that are only possible due to computing. Check out our computer-themed activities and coding projects - and we've also got crucial links which help you talk to your child about being confident and keeping safe online.

When it comes to secondary science, we know that young people are starting to give more thought to their career options - which is why we've got resources focusing on real-life STEM role models and links for them to find out more about the exciting career options available to them. Find practical, fun and creative activities which will inspire older minds.

Finally, our secondary computing tips reinforce the internet safety message and also support the key skills in computing which are so critical in today's world. There's plenty of fun for creative minds too - why not encourage your child to use a computer to design their favourite cartoon character, create music or build a website?