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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2021

Message in a Backpack ™ پیام در کوله پشتی ™ Choosing the Best STEM Activities for Your Child انتخاب بهترین فعالیت های علم ، فناوری ، مهندسی و ریاضی برای کودک خود

يحب الأطفال الصغار استكشاف العالم من حولهم - وتعد أنشطة العلوم والتكنولوجيا والهندسة والرياضيات طريقة رائعة لمساعدتهم على القيام بذلك.

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Authored by: Rosemary Geiken
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2021

Engineering in Preschool: Building the Basis for Lifelong Problem Solving

This article discusses why engineering is important in the early years, what are core elements of engineering, and how you can foster engineering in your setting.

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Authored by: Katherine Laguzza, Katherine Katzer, Mary Eileen McDonnell, Christine Cunningham
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2021

Message in a Backpack ™ Choosing the Best STEM Activities for Your Child

Young children love to explore the world around them—and STEM activities are a great way to help them do it. With so many STEM ideas to choose from, how do you find what is best for your child?

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Authored by: Rosemary Geiken, Sandy Chilton
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April 22, 2019

Making and Tinkering at Home

Read about how this author helped her 4-year-old daughter create a tinkering space at home.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

Growing in STEM. The Design Process: Engineering Practices in Preschool

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.

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Authored by: Jolyn Blank, Stefanie Lynch
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HOT: Tinkering Online Module (On Demand)

This interactive online module provides preschool teachers with strategies to promote children's Higher Order Thinking skills and increase understanding of STEM concepts in the classroom.
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Young Children
November 1, 2017

More Than a Foundation: Young Children Are Capable STEM Learners

The research is clear: when we say children are “born scientists,” we’re not just being cute; they really are active scientists, right now, systematically and intentionally exploring their environments, even from the day they are born.

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Authored by: Elisabeth McClure
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June 17, 2016

Making, Tinkering, and The Toy Store Project

What happens when you give a young child a cardboard box? They turn it into a car, a robot, a doghouse, or a spaceship. Children are natural makers

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Authored by: Cate Heroman, Kerry Sheldon, Sarah West
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February 29, 2016

Scribbling Machines

Paige Zittrauer challenged her kindergarten students and their high school art student project partners: Make a contraption that moves on its own across a piece of paper and leaves a mark in its path

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Authored by: Cate Heroman, Paige Zittrauer
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