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Early Literacy Tip—June 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!

Arts Learning Ideas

Active and self-guided discovery is core to the arts and to STEAM learning. Because this is not the same as making a specific craft, offer your children a wide range of pretend play, music, dance, painting, and drawing opportunities and materials to help them explore their creativity.