When children are encouraged to think creatively with recyclables, they think mathematically and scientifically, as well. Kids use the scientific method as they explore the materials to find new uses for them. They employ fine and gross motor planning, problem solving, and communication skills when … [Read More...]
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I love getting girls excited about math and science, and am all for shows and books that showcase smart kids doing awesome things. I loved Nancy Drew when I was a kid, and am reading From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler to my kiddos this fall. Smart is cool. STEAM … [Read More...]
The pretend play of childhood is often just considered valueless fun. The truth is, though, the ability to turn an ordinary bedroom into a princess’s private quarters or a soldier’s bunker takes critical thinking, problem solving, coordination, cooperation, and a great deal of flexibility in … [Read More...]