A True Parent Story:
An as early childhood educator of a 3-year old son, I knew how important it is for children to know colors as they begin school. Even at that age, he was keenly interested in cars and trucks, and had a number and variety of them. The shape and size, tires, movement and speed of these toys were of great interest to my dear child, but not the colors. So, I decided to follow his love of cars and trucks to another important goal - knowing his colors as a sign of school readiness. We began to label the cars by color, and find other items around our home with those same colors. Needless to say that the work of learning colors was ‘a done deal’ in no time at all.
Here’s the CONSULTING we do best, and would love to help you do for children:
DEVELOPING A STEM IDENTITY
It is great for children to see and interact with STEM professionals in their environment, but it is equally important for them to see themselves in those roles. Engaging them in activities in which they become the ‘professional’ gives them the opportunity to see that STEM person in the mirror each day!
INCREASING LEARNING ENGAGEMENT WITH HANDS-ON MAKING
Hearing children say learning is boring sounds like the kiss of death to us. We show you how to turn just about any lesson or content into active, hands-on STEM-related learning. When children’s hands are involved, understanding is deepened far beyond any lecture or even a game, unless they have constructed it.
DEVELOPING A STRONG-LITERACY CONNECTION
Why should reading just be reading and STEM stay in its corner? Let us help with creating a dynamic ‘marriage’ between what children do with STEM and literacy involving reading, writing, speaking, listening, and presenting. We’ll look at the books you use and develop a STEM connection, or help you promote literacy through what you offer in STEM.