An understanding of science, technology, engineering and maths – STEM – has never been more important, and the need to develop these skills at the early childhood level is now widely recognised.
This book supports professionals in the early childhood field to:
- thoroughly understand the concept of STEM
- realise that in a quality play-based program there should be no a need for ‘extra’ programs or curricula to ensure that children develop skills related to STEM
- see that these skills are already facilitated by our rich environments, resources, interactions and practice with children and by the child’s own innate curiosity and playfulness
The authors, Nicole Halton & Natashja Treveton, use real examples to demonstrate how, in an engaging environment with meaningful interactions, quality resources and a commitment to play, children will naturally explore STEM concepts. Educators are also given information and practical ideas that link to the EYLF.
Author: Nicole Halton, Natashja Treveton