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Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?

Posted on December 2nd, 2020 in STEM literacy links

Author: Eric Carle | Age: 3+ years

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In a colourful parade of observers being observed, the bear sees a red bird, who sees a yellow duck, who sees a blue horse and so on. The rhythm, colours and animals will appeal to younger children and can raise some questions: Are all frogs green? Have you ever seen a purple cat?

With older children, you could explore perspectives: Who is looking at whom? With stand-in animal toys, they could explore, where the red bird needs to be positioned to be looking at the brown bear and at the yellow duck at the same time. Can they find positions for all the animals? Where do the children need to be to see all the animals? How many animals can you look at at the same time?

With our book recommendations, we want to spark an interest in children to discover STEM in their everyday lives. Most books go beyond the obvious STEM connections and can be a great starting point for exploring children’s questions and ideas further.

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