A Dance Party Lamp Empowers Girls To Like Science and Mathematics
USA – There definitely has been an increase in toys aimed at getting children interested in STEM early on. However, most of the toys are targeted to boys, and typically, STEM skills and interest has been encouraged in boys, not girls. Recognizing this issue, MIT professors created Brainy Yak Labs, a company that wants to engage kids with STEM through creativity. Their first product is a dance party lamp kit called Jubilite.
The Jubilite encourages advanced arts and crafts mixed in with engineering. As children build the lamp, they learn how to use different tools to assemble all the pieces from the physical to the electrical components. All of this is possible through an instruction booklet that lays the steps out in a way that children easily understand. Vocabulary STEM words are also added for children to learn. They get to explore different components and the functions that they are connected to. Once the lamp is assembled, children can decorate it with fun things like glitter and markers, making their lamp truly their own.