LEWISVILLE, N.C.--A new Gryphon House book merges the hot topics of play-based learning and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in early childhood classrooms. STEM Play: Integrating Inquiry into Learning Centers offers early childhood educators easy, fun, and hands-on activities to incorporate into their classrooms.
With beautiful, full-color photos throughout the book, teachers and caregivers will see real preschool students interacting with scales, anatomy models, microscopes, and more, turning preschool learning centers into creative STEM stations.
“Play has been established as a major avenue of learning for young children, and learning centers provide opportunities for engaging, educational play time,” says Deirdre Englehart, EdD, coauthor of the book. “Although integrating STEM into learning centers is relatively new, we find that it exposes young children to a problem-solving approach to learning that aligns with their own curiosity and prepares them for future STEM learning.”
STEM Play offers activities to create common learning centers through the lens of developmentally appropriate STEM lessons. Teachers can easily use the book’s ideas immediately in their curriculum, and expand on the STEM focus with a “how-to” section with activities for each learning center: art, blocks, dramatic play, literacy, math, science, music and movement.
Pre-orders are available now. To request a free excerpt or e-galley copy, please contact email@example.com
ISBN 978-0-87659-402-5; 174 pp., PB; $24.95.
About the Authors
Deirdre Englehart, EdD, University of Central Florida
Debby Mitchell, EdD, retired, University of Central Florida
Junie Albers-Biddle, EdD, University of Central Florida
Kelly Jennings-Towle, EdD, University of Central Florida
Marnie Forestieri, Amazing Explorers Academy and the STEM Squad LLC
About Gryphon House, Inc.
Gryphon House, Inc., is an award-winning publisher of resource books for parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Filled with developmentally appropriate and easy-to-use strategies, Gryphon House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to bring the joy of learning to young children. To learn more or to check out the entire collection, visit http://www.gryphonhouse.com.