Preschool STEAM

7 Preschool STEAM Program Ideas (in 30 Seconds or Less!)

I've done a lot of preschool STEAM programs at the library in the past. Not all of them are well documented, so, instead of trying to recall the details of programs long forgotten, I'm giving you this post, where I list program ideas and describe them in 30 second paragraphs (or less!). AND GO! 1.… Continue reading 7 Preschool STEAM Program Ideas (in 30 Seconds or Less!)

Preschool STEAM

Preschool Art Mediums: Toy Sculptures

When we think of sculpture, we immediately think of mediums like clay. For preschool, this often translates to playdough. In my preschool STEAM programs that focus on art, I make it a goal to introduce the children to mediums they may be unfamiliar with. For this program, we made sculptures, but instead of play dough… Continue reading Preschool Art Mediums: Toy Sculptures

Preschool STEAM

StechEAM: Building Computational Thinking Skills in Preschool

For a recent preschool STEAM program, I focused on activities that build the computational thinking skills that form the foundations of future technological and digital literacy. This is a technology program that requires... absolutely NO "real" technology!! Station #1 : Code Cooties Game Supplies Needed Painter's Tape "Cooties" (printed large on paper works fine) Instructions… Continue reading StechEAM: Building Computational Thinking Skills in Preschool

Storytimes

Letter “C” Storytime

Books for the tots Cock-a-Doodle, Quack Quack! By Ivor Baddiel and Sophie Jubb Construction Cat by Barbara Odanaka Clip, Clop by Nicola Smee Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson Chicky Chicky Chook Chook by Cathy MacLennan Wow, It's a Cow! By Trudy and Jay Harris for preschool+ The Catawampus Cat by Jason Carter Eaton Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin The Cow Who… Continue reading Letter “C” Storytime

Preschool STEAM

Crackle, Fizz, STEAM: Fizzy Preschool Science at the Library

This preschool STEAM program was a huge hit! We had a blast and made a pretty big mess along the way, all in name of learning a little science! I was impressed with how well this program went, despite having several messy activities. This is a great example of how prep work and instructions can… Continue reading Crackle, Fizz, STEAM: Fizzy Preschool Science at the Library

Storytimes

Vocabulary Storytime

This storytime is a part of a series I did on the 6 Early Literacy Skills. My Introduction: This is our fourth week of going through all the six early literacy skills. Researchers say that these are the 6 skills children need to hone in order to be confident and ready to read and write.   Today's… Continue reading Vocabulary Storytime

Storytimes

Letter Knowledge Storytime

This storyitme is a part of the series I did on the 6 Early Literacy Skills. My Introduction: For the next 6 weeks of storytime, we will be focusing on the 6 early literacy skills.   Researchers say that these are the 6 skills children need to hone in order to be confident and ready to… Continue reading Letter Knowledge Storytime