Thank you SIMPLR STEAM Playground for sponsoring this post. As always all thoughts and opinions remain my own.
My husband and I are really excited to get our kids involved at SIMPLR STEAM Playground. We've always encouraged STEAM activities, and our oldest daughter built and programmed her own robot (Name:Juice-Bot) over the summer, so to have a place where we can take them for hands on education focused on STEAM makes us so happy!! I know you will love Maurice and Erica as much as I do - they are amazing and have a passion for sharing STEAM with families in Columbus. Be sure to check them out and if you're interested in a class, let me know - we are getting a 614 Moms class together! :)
What is STEAM?
STEAM is the abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. This integrative learning approach encourages students to think on a broader scale, which encourages a different approach to problem solving. The US Department of Education reports that the number of STEAM jobs will grow by 14% in the United States from 2010 to 2020 and the income level is more than double other job sectors.
How can I get my kids involved?
There are so many ways to get your kids involved in STEAM activities, including classes and camps at SIMPLR Playground right here in Columbus, OH. SIMPLR Playground provides great opportunities for children to get hands on in an age appropriate, fun, engaging way. As you know, I research a lot before enrolling my kids into any activity so when the wonderful owners of SIMPLR reached out to me, I did my research, and fell in love with their program.
What sets SIMPLR Playground apart?
SIMPLR is an amazing one of a kind facility that creates hands on opportunities for children to learn about STEAM. From weekly classes to camps and events, SIMPLR is filling a need in Columbus, and I for one, am so glad they have decided to share their gifts with us. Robots, Star Wars, Girl Genius Lab, Rockstars, Fashion, and so much more. They have so many ways for kids to genuinely enjoy STEAM and start a solid foundation with STEAM programing.
Tell me more about their camps and events...
Every Friday, you can head to Gahanna for Open Labs ($15) from 5pm-7pm for ages 5-14. Parents are welcome to stay and wait in the waiting area, or use that two hour window to enjoy some kid free time. Registration Required.
The last Saturday of every month from 9am-noon, they host Girl Genius Lab ($39). Recommended ages 2nd grade - 6th grade.