Understanding and recognising science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in play at early childhood level.
Understanding and recognising science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in play
An understanding of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) has never been more important, and the need to develop these skills at the early childhood level (2-5 years) is now widely recognised. Bringing STEM to Life supports professionals in the early childhood field to:
This is a book dedicated to STEM, but you will not find a ‘how to’ for setting up science, technology, engineering or math activities. What you will find is a deeper understanding of the complexities of children’s play. The authors use real examples to demonstrate how, in an engaging environment with meaningful interactions, quality resources and a commitment to play, children will naturally explore STEM concepts.
Recommended ages: 2-5
Ages: 0-5 (Pre-School), Ages: 5-8 (Lower Primary)
A4 Teacher Guide – 48 Pages
Natashja Treveton, Nicole Halton
This resource is designed to assist practitioners to establish a workable programme for children from birth to 2 years.
The book is ideal as a training tool to support the consideration of issues and challenges such as working with multiple children who have diverse learning needs, how to welcome families from various cultures and those who have different family constructs, and how our own values and viewpoints have an impact on the inclusion process.
Using simple theory-based information, Creating Wonder celebrates the use of natural and recycled materials to support children as they experience wonder from the creative play and learning opportunities that develop from using these materials.
As children work through the units in this Thinking About Me and Us series they develop and strengthen key higher-order processes especially creative, reflective and critical thinking.
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STEM Detectives is a practical photographic resource to encourage and guide educators to identify the STEM happening in children’s play, as well as develop the skills and understanding to support and encourage a deeper level of exploration and discovery.
A Sense of Wonder explores the possibilities for experiencing science in early childhood settings, together with practical ideas to inspire early childhood educators and pre-service students.
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