How you can help get your kids excited about STEAM

Most children entering kindergarten will do jobs that don't currently exist, and studies also show that most of these jobs will require STEAM skills. This evolving landscape means that STEAM learning is important and plays a critical role in preparing children with the 21st century skills they need for the future workforce.

With National STEAM Day right around the corner, LEGO Education put together a few ideas to help you plan your celebration. Whether you're in the classroom or at home, here are some ways you can help get your kids excited about STEAM:

* Get hands-on: A recent survey shows that parents and teachers agree hands-on learning is the No. 1 way to build confidence in STEAM subjects. Trade in the worksheets for hands-on activities. Check out the many free resources for STEAM activities you can do at home and hundreds of free lesson plans for teachers. There are plenty of ideas to choose from, or create your own.

* Try, fail and try again: When kids face a roadblock, it's natural to want to jump in and find a solution. Instead, make it a point to let your student try it for themselves first, which helps them develop real-world skills like problem solving and resilience. This will help ready your child o