30+ Science Explorations to ENGAGE Preschoolers in ACTIVE Learning! Preschoolers are ACTIVE learners. Learning how to become great scientists can be exciting and FUN for our youngest explorers. Try some of the explorations below at home or in the classroom to PLAY with science for amazing discovery and learning. Pretend Play in Preschool: How to BE a Scientist Pretend play has a … [Read more...] about 30+ Science Explorations to ENGAGE Preschoolers in ACTIVE Learning!
STEM and STEAM in Early Childhood
If you are new to the #TeachECE Wednesday series, WELCOME! Each week we partner with other Early Childhood professionals to offer you, our valued readers, activities and suggestions centered around a weekly theme. This week we'll focus on SPRING STEM ideas to encourage your own kids at home or in the classroom! STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities compel preschoolers to … [Read more...] about Spring STEM for Preschool: Flower Construction Challenge
STEAM Education integrates the arts into STEM by recognizing that individual creative expression and quest for knowledge is an integral part the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! STEAM Education compels kids to use cross-disciplinary skills to gain new knowledge that they can apply to their everyday world. Come explore how integrated learning can be EXCITING and FUN … [Read more...] about Mondrian-Inspired STEAM Playdough Challenge for Kids!
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities compel preschoolers to use cross-disciplinary tools and critical thinking skills to solve a basic problem. By integrating STEM activities into normal daily routines, preschoolers can gain new knowledge that they can take with them beyond the classroom or home environment and apply to problems found in their everyday world. Come explore … [Read more...] about Winter STEM Activity for Preschool: Evergreen Tree Building Challenge
STEAM activities engage skills from various educational disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) to invite young kids to discover new knowledge through inquiry and solution-based learning. By combining playful investigations in Early Childhood with a STEAM Education approach to learning, young kids are challenged to use cross-disciplinary and critical thinking skills to … [Read more...] about STEAM Explorations in Early Childhood: Tessellating Shapes!
Many parents and teachers avoid presenting The Solar System to younger children as they feel the material is too complicated. Young children are amazed by the stars and the planets; they see the sun, the moon, and can view some planets in the night sky. By offering age appropriate learning and play activities, parents and teachers can plant tiny seeds of knowledge that will blossom as the … [Read more...] about The Wonder of the Solar System for Young Kids!