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4th of July STEM Activities for the Little Ones!

Create Date June 27, 2017 12:30 by author april
This summer, help toddlers and preschoolers celebrate the 4th of July with science! Get fun activity ideas for 4th of July STEM science projects here. [More]

How to Empower Girls Through STEM This Summer

Create Date June 16, 2017 12:45 by author Tanner Nelson
This summer, empower girls to get excited about STEM! Learn about STEM programs for girls and fun STEM-based learning activities for educators to try out. [More]

Crafts for Kids: DIY Galaxy Paintings

Create Date May 30, 2017 12:15 by author april
Astronomy can be something fun and exciting to study with your students (or your own children) during the upcoming summer months. From stargazing to studying the phases of the moon, there are lots of things to learn and discover about our solar system. [More]

What’s the Buzz About Bumblebees?

Create Date March 21, 2017 12:45 by author april
Spring has officially arrived, which means there will soon be lots of insects buzzing and flying around. Most of these insects (except for butterflies) are seen as annoying pests or are feared by children and adults alike. The bumblebee is an insect that people generally try to avoid because they don't want to get stung, but the bumblebee plays a significant role in our world as a pollinator. [More]

Fun Math Activities for Infants

Create Date March 8, 2017 12:48 by author april
Math for infants is all about the basics. Early math concepts, such as counting, shapes, measurement, patterns, etc., are everywhere around us. It’s just a matter of seeing them and pointing them out to infants. Keep in mind that the majority of math activities for infants should revolve around interactive talking. [More]

Five Ways to Use Technology for Preschoolers

Create Date March 3, 2017 11:20 by author april
What are your thoughts about technology in early childhood education? There are many benefits to children using technology, but the type of influence it has on children is often dependent upon the rules and guidelines set forth by parents and educators. [More]

Winter Science Activities for Kids

Create Date December 21, 2016 12:59 by author april
Wondering how to explore science in winter with your students? Check out these science-based winter activities for kids! [More]

Fun with Magnets: Five Activities to Peak Your Students’ Curiosity

Create Date November 4, 2016 08:55 by author april
Teaching magnets to children is one way you can introduce basic scientific concepts. From using magnets to move iron fillings around in a case to discovering which objects are magnetic, it’s important to incorporate a variety of magnet activities into your magnet lesson plans. [More]

Quick Guide: How to Choose Interactive Apps for Young Children

Create Date September 15, 2016 08:59 by author april
Do you struggle with choosing apps for the children in your care to use? With all of the different apps available, it’s up to you to do the research and find the right software options for the students in your class. [More]

Technology in Early Childhood Education: Finding the Balance

Create Date September 9, 2016 07:00 by author april
What’s your opinion about technology in early education? Do you think the benefits of technology for children outweigh the possible side effects of too much screen time? Learn about the ABS formula and how you can establish limits on screen time for young children. [More]

Turning Kids into Architects with Block Play

Create Date August 9, 2016 04:15 by author april
Block play is not just for fun—it can also help shape a child’s future. Children can build confidence in their design and building abilities through playing with blocks. [More]

Infographic: Bringing the Beach Back to School

Create Date July 22, 2016 05:18 by author april
As the school year starts up again, you don’t have to leave all the fun parts of summer behind. Bring the beach back to the classroom by incorporating STEM-related elements of the beach into lessons for your students. Children will learn about the beach while having fun and developing positive attitudes towards STEM. [More]

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Must-Have Tools for Teaching Children About Insects

Create Date May 18, 2016 08:15 by author april
Even if you’re not a big fan of creepy crawlies, teaching children about insects is an important part of their science education. Many children love to learn about bugs and other parts of life science, which is why providing them with memorable learning experiences is even more essential. [More]

Teaching Strategies for Using Dominoes in the Classroom

Create Date April 28, 2016 04:15 by author april
We asked, and got some great answers on Facebook as part of our mathSHAPES Domino Contest. With dominoes being such a versatile teaching tool in the classroom, there are a variety of ways you can use them to teach counting, addition, subtraction, fractions, and much more. [More]

How to Incorporate Active Play into Math and Literacy

Create Date March 8, 2016 03:50 by author april
Practicing learned content in the context of play allows students to internalize new ideas and skills and incorporate those skills into their daily lives. Active play also triggers students’ interests and enthusiasm for learning while helping them further develop the physical skills they need to stay healthy and fit. [More]
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