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How to clean a hippopotamus

Posted on November 12th, 2019 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Hippo next to: fox and badger, bird and lizzard, zebra and bird, and ant

Why does a giraffe let an oxpecker climb into its ear?” “Why does a crab wave an anemone like a pom-pom?” – Find the answers to these and other intriguing questions in this compilation of symbiotic relationships between animals big and small, on land, in the water or air, and all over the world.

Magnetism: What will you attract?

Posted on November 11th, 2019 in the category(s) Quirky curious

magnet with nuts , bolts and washers stuck to it

You know we love talking about magnets. But it’s quite the polarising topic…
If you are attracted by magnets, we encourage you to dive right in and explore what they can do with the children while introducing some new STEM vocabulary…

Mirror

Posted on November 6th, 2019 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Houses overlooking big city

This book allows the children to experience a day in the lives of two boys and their families simultaneously, one in Australia and the other in Morocco. The wordless story introduces children to different cultures with different lifestyles, landscapes, clothing and habits and shows beautifully that, despite all these differences, families are…

Under the Stars

Posted on October 29th, 2019 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Girl looking up at the stars with wombat by her side

The beautiful illustrations in the book compliment the 46 factual stories about our sky and our amazing universe, combining to evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. From a place of calm and safety, girls and boys are encouraged to explore the planets, stars and galaxies and exercise their insatiable curiosity to ask…

Press Here

Posted on October 28th, 2019 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Book cover: Press here with yellow spot

Press the yellow dot, turn the page … and be part of an interactive journey that will spark the children’s imagination. A brilliant book for introducing concepts such as cause and effect, Press here invites children to rub dots to change their colour, grow dots by clapping their…

Exploring nature with children: Wayfinding sticks

Posted on October 28th, 2019 in the category(s) Quirky curious

Children holding DIY Wayfinder sticks

Are you looking for new ways to experience nature with children? It is amazing what you can find along the way and how you can train your observation and orientation skills by creating wayfinding sticks…

Step Gently Out

Posted on October 16th, 2019 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Ant on leaf

The beautiful close-up photos allow the children to study a variety of bugs in great detail. Have they ever been able to study insects or spiders so closely? What types of bugs can they find in the garden? Do they look…

Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat

Posted on October 9th, 2019 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Illustration of boy girl and cat dancing

This book is an encouragement and inspiration to all children who do things a little bit different. Unconventional problem-solving skills have been the starting point for many inventions…

Science: Stating the obvious

Posted on October 3rd, 2019 in the category(s) Quirky curious

Red apple on tree

Discussion of the why is often the step that people skip, rushing on to the next experiment, looking for the next big explosion, what happens when, … but not getting to or staying with the ‘why does it happen?’ That’s the crucial bit. It crops up time and time again in some of the world’s greatest discoveries. So Isaac Newton is one of the world’s greatest scientists, not because he carried out great experiments but because, when observing a phenomenon in everyday life, he asked why…

Am I Yours?

Posted on October 2nd, 2019 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Dinosaurs looking at egg

A strong wind separates an egg from its parents and one by one the dinosaurs ask it questions to find out by process of elimination, which species it belongs to…

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