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Simple STEAM: 50+ Science Technology Engineering Art and Math Activities for Ages 3 to 6 Paperback – Illustrated, April 1 2018
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Parents are eager to help their children learn, but teaching young children complicated scientific and mathematical concepts can be intimidating. Simple STEAM helps parents realize they don't need to be engineers or scientists to support STEAM learning.
- Help children explore STEAM concepts with fun and engaging activities
- Discover STEAM learning opportunities in everyday activities and experiences
- Prepare children for kindergarten
- Build crucial 21st century learning skills, including collaboration, communication, creativity and problem solving, curiosity, and critical thinking
- Creative Child Magazine 2018 Book of the Year Award, Activity Books Category
- 2019 Teachers' Choice Award for the Family
While the book is aimed at 3 to 6 year-olds, my 7 and 10 year-old children eagerly picked up the book and quickly made a list of activities they want to do together! This book can easily be modified by the educator or parent to make it a valuable learning tool for early learning and elementary aged children.
After reviewing the activities and lessons in Simple STEAM, I immediately incorporated into my professional library of resources and will be using it for activities to keep my children active and learning over the summer break. Its innovative and entertaining ideas are sure to make learning fun! -- Melodie Griffin ― www.wellconnectfl.com
Simple STEAM: 50+ Science Technology Engineering Art Math Activities for Ages 3-6 by Marnie Forestieri and Debby Mitchell is a wonderful resource for parents and educators of young children. With colorful pictures, easy to follow instructions, and fun activities, this is sure to be a resource that will help parents and teachers connect with their children in fun and creative ways. Using materials that you already have on hand, the activities can be completed in just a few minutes and the children learn invaluable lessons. Science, technology, engineering, art and math are not just boring school subjects; they are fun tools needed and used in everyday life! This is a book I can highly recommend to anyone who works with or parents young children. -- Tara Dew
As a mother, teacher, and writer/illustrator of children's books, I have a good idea of what appeals to children. They are innately curious and employ all of their five senses to learn about the world around them. Simple STEAM:50+ Science Technology Engineering Art Math Activities for Ages 3 to 6 by Marnie Forestieri and Debby Mitchell encourages them to do just that. The 50+ activities included in this book will inspire young children with hands-on experiments they can perform at home with their parents/ caregivers. The adult is considered a co-learner and collaborator.
Together they will explore the pillars of 21st Century education: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Critical thinking skills, collaboration and observation are all important foundations for successful learners and future leaders. The activities are fun, well-planned, and easy to follow. The adults will be relieved to find that they need not be a scientist or mathematician to be able to guide their youngster through the experiments, in fact they may even learn something along with their child! Asking questions and actively engaging the child while working alongside deepens the level of understanding. This experiential learning allows mistakes to happen which resonates with children and provides valuable opportunities to explore, observe, hypothesize, and question. -- Laurie Ingersoll ― www.laurieingersollbooks.com
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By: Dr. Debby Mitchell, EdD and Marnie Forestieri, CDA
Inspire your child's learning in the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics with fun (and easy!) experiments including:
- Make elephant toothpaste and at-home rain clouds to create and better understand scientific reactions
- Build a potato-powered light bulb to explore technology
- Learn about engineering design elements such as coding and making blueprints
- Grow artistic abilities by making colorful watercolor butterflies
- Go on a nature walk adventure to learn about geometry and sorting
Dr. Debby Mitchell, EdD, recently retired from teaching in the College of Education at University of Central Florida. Her doctorate is in physical education with a focus on early childhood. Her expertise and interests include: STEAM, brain research, developmentally appropriate movement activities and music, dance and rhythms, children's wellness, obesity and integrating technology into the curriculum.
Marnie Forestieri, CDA, is the Chief Learning Officer and Co-founder at Amazing Explorers Academy(R), Early Learning Childhood Centers with a focus on 21st Century skills and STEAM. She is an entrepreneur and a writer with a passion for STEM education and innovation. Marnie has been recognized in the industry nationally including finalist of the award "Director of the year", and the winner of the "Center of the Year" by FACCM.
- Publisher : Gryphon House Inc.; Illustrated edition (April 1 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 152 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0876597525
- ISBN-13 : 978-0876597521
- Item weight : 363 g
- Dimensions : 21.34 x 0.51 x 27.69 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #649,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #2,144 in Early Development Science Toys
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