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Bridges are to Cross

Posted on July 10th, 2019 in STEM literacy links

Bridges are to Cross | Author: Philemon Sturges  | Age: 4+ years

Bridge over water with village in background

Take this opportunity to travel the world with the children, inspecting different kinds of wonderful bridges, each fulfilling a particular purpose, constructed using different methods and materials and located in a variety of settings.

Take on the perspective of an architect, engineer, ship captain or pedestrian wanting to get to the other side of the river. Talk about the glimpses of different cultures and environments you get from the background – how do the bridges fit in with buildings and landscapes? What bridges have the children crossed? Which bridge from the book do they like best? Do they want to design and build their own bridge?

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.

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