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Baby Steps to STEM: Infant and Toddler Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Activities

Baby Steps to STEM: Infant and Toddler Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Activities

Author: Jean Barbre
Product Code: 545080
ISBN: 978-1-60554-508-0
Publisher: Redleaf Press®
$29.95 Qty: 

Published by Redleaf Press Brain Child Award NSTA Recommends Free sample chapter

Give infants and toddlers a running start with a foundation in STEM

Innately curious, infants and toddlers love to explore, investigate, and discover—making the earliest years a perfect time to begin teaching the foundations of STEM. This book explores what science, technology, engineering, and math education looks like for this age group, and why it is so vital for all children to develop STEM knowledge.

Expand your understanding of STEM to lay the foundation for children to develop skills in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. This book supplies 60 play-based, developmentally appropriate activities for introducing STEM. All activities include extensions, inquiry questions, and tips on how to help parents strengthen children’s learning at home.

Age focus: 0–3.

Softbound, 181 pgs.

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Review by: Mary Hess, NSTA Recommends - October 20, 2017

“[Baby Steps to STEM] offers a user–friendly format valuable for caregivers and parents with 60 play–based activities that promote STEM learning. This book is a refreshing look at joyful learning that lays the foundation of our 21st century leaders of tomorrow.”

Review: Tillywig Toy & Media Awards - September 19, 2017
"Baby Steps to STEM’s high quality of writing and excellent organizational structure are a pleasure to behold, while the insights and activities that grace page after page make it an indispensable resource every parent, teacher and caregiver should read."
Review by: Christina Nigrelli, ZERO TO THREE - April 24, 2017
Baby Steps to STEM is a valuable resource for parents and caregivers; essentially all adults who are a part of young infant or toddler’s life. It provides practical strategies, and thoughtful examples which illustrate the back and forth interactions between adults and young children that stimulate wonder, curiosity and communication.
Review by: Ingrid Anderson, Portland State University - April 21, 2017
Baby Steps to STEM is a must-read for any early childhood teacher who has watched young children experiment. Jean Barbre helps us to create joyful experiences for young children that celebrate their work as thinkers and doers.”
Review by: William Straits, California State University Long Beach - April 21, 2017
“In Dr. Jean Barbre, young children, and those of us who serve as their caregivers and teachers, have long had an amazing and tireless ally. Now with her book, Baby Steps to STEM, we have an equally valuable resource. Straightforward and readable, this book will improve your practice—helping to provide meaningful and joyful STEM experiences to our youngest learners.”
Review by: Soleil Boyd, University of Washington - April 21, 2017
“An incredibly useful tool, Baby Steps to STEM provides a much-needed framework for early STEM learning and development, and connects the dots between theory and practice with an extensive list of engaging STEM activities and resources.  If you are an educator of children or adults you will find this an invaluable guide to bringing out the STEM in your work!”

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