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548258 (Softbound)
978-1-60554-825-8 (Softbound)
Age Focus: 3-6
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More than 85 activities support and extend children's learning in the four STEM disciplines

Stimulate and engage children's thinking as you integrate STEM experiences throughout your early childhood program. These engaging, developmentally appropriate activities maximize children's learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Each experience combines at least two STEM disciplines and incorporates materials and situations that are interesting and meaningful to children while ensuring educators understand the science concepts underpinning the activity.

As researchers and educators increasingly recognize how critical early childhood mathematics and science learning is in laying the foundation for children’s later STEM education, this second edition of Teaching STEM in the Early Years is a much-needed resource for every early childhood classroom. It will encourage you to think differently about STEM education, and you will see how easy it is to accommodate curriculum goals and learning standards in math and science activities. This edition provides updated research and references and adds
  • Ideas for incorporating literacy with STEM activities, including children’s book recommendations
  • STREAM It segments that incorporate reading and art into STEM with art and music extension to activities
  • Suggestions for varying the difficulty of activities for a variety of learners

Age Focus: 3–6. Softbound, 264 pgs.


"We began buying a copy of all of Sally's books for each of our programs. We learned quickly that every teacher needed and wanted their own copies. Sally not only offers wonderful ideas for curriculum but gives important insights on how children learn and construct knowledge.? We are all so happy to have this new edition." —Patricia Gleason, Chief Operating Officer of Learning Grove

"What an incredible resource for early childhood educators to integrate STEM into their classrooms! In this second edition of?Teaching STEM in the Early Years, Dr. Moomaw has updated the original work to account for the evolution of STEM over the past decade, paying important attention to the arts and literacy. This book is a comprehensive approach to STEM concepts, as well as all key aspects of early childhood learning, considering in-classroom, topical centers, out-of-school experiences, and quick activities that could be used by parents at home to extend the learning experience. A must have for any and all early childhood educators." —Dr. Carla Johnson, Professor of Science Education, NC State University

About Sally Moomaw, EdD

Sally Moomaw, EdD, is an associate professor of early childhood education at the University of Cincinnati. Much of her research and teaching is in the area of STEM (science, technology, engineering, more..