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Early Literacy Tip—May 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!

Engineering Learning Ideas:

Design and build structures with everyday objects in addition to using LEGOs, Tinker Toys, and other building toys.  Create a ramp with cardboard and discover how different objects may move.