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STEM literacy links

With our book recommendations, we want to help you spark a conversation that leads children to discover STEM in their everyday lives. Have the courage to go beyond the obvious STEM connections and embrace all questions that may come out of your discussion with the children.

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.

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…

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…

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…

A Rat in a Stripy Sock

Posted on September 25th, 2019 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Rat in a colourful striped sock being carried away by balloons

A rat finds a colourful sock on a grey day, crawls into it and imagines eating and dancing with the neighbours and flying away with balloons to pursue his dreams. He is still just a rat in the rain, but he is happy…

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Posted on September 17th, 2019 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Mother, father and baby bear looking at Goldilocks sleeping

Gerda Muller tells the Goldilocks story slightly differently with the porridge in the two bigger bowls both being too hot and the smallest just right. Which version makes sense? Try it out with the children! Serve hot porridge in different-sized bowls and check and compare the temperature as it cools. This can easily lead to further investigations…

Owl Moon

Posted on September 11th, 2019 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Child with adult on snowy hill and large moon in background

This book is all about experiencing with all your senses and being aware of the here and now. Ask the children if they have gone for a walk when it was dark outside. How did it feel? What did they hear? Does the night air smell differently? Did they spot any nocturnal animals? Use this story to go outdoors to explore the surroundings and encourage families to go on adventure walks…

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