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Early Literacy Tip – April 2019

STEAM Learning

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that integrates the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics in order to stimulate critical thinking skills.  For young children, focus on STEAM through exploration, play, and building curiosity about the natural world and the way things work. STEAM learning can happen anytime, anywhere!

Technology Learning Ideas:

Let children explore the simple tools and machines you find around the house like spoons and plastic shovels. Have them use the ‘wrong’ tool for a job to help them focus on function and the best way to solve a problem.