This online version includes an additional reflection from the authors showing how the defining elements of PPR transform participatory research into a vehicle for shared learning for teachers and children alike.
Parents, educators, and other primary caregivers might not realize that a small patch of grass, a single tree, and a walk to the store are opportunities to observe nature, generate questions, and conduct experiments to find answers.
Marion Goldstein, Lisa Famularo, Jamie Kynn
Last month, NAEYC continued with the second iteration of our successful online book club, as members were invited to read Big Questions for Young Minds: Extending Children’s Thinking, by Janis Strasser and Lisa Mufson Bresson.
In this article, we explain why engineering practices are an important part of early STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning and share examples of exploring engineering practices.
Thinking and acting like scientists not only supports deep understanding of important real-world phenomena, it also helps children develop a self-concept as a capable learner. Here are some ways to inspire children to think and act like scientists.