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Our resource section aims to support your daily practice by sparking ideas for exploration with the children and reflection on your professional journey. We also share ideas on how to initiate STEM conversations and investigations from reading popular children’s books.

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NAIDOC Week: First Nations ECE Toolkit

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Published June 13, 2024
This year's NAIDOC Week theme is "Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud”. Learn how to embed First Nations perspectives, ways of doing, and resources within our programs consistently....

In Conversation with Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith: Gender Equality in Early STEM

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Published May 30, 2024
Discover the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith's strategies on overcoming gender bias in early STEM education....
National Simultaneous Storytime 2024 - Bowerbird Blues

National Simultaneous Storytime: Bowerbird Blues

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Published May 2, 2024
Celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2024 by reading and exploring the STEM in Bowerbird Blues!...
Our favourite 3 books about water

Our favourite 3: Water

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Published June 22, 2022
Floating and sinking, buoyancy, engineering, sustainability – the list of joyful explorations you can start from water play is endless....
dimetrodon skeleton

This is NOT a dinosaur

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Published June 15, 2022
Not all fossils are dinosaurs. Not all animals that lived millions of years ago were dinosaurs. What makes a dinosaur a dinosaur? How can you distinguish them from other species?...
Favourite 3 dinosaur books

Our favourite 3: Dinosaurs

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Published May 26, 2022
These books will support you in embracing the children’s fascination with dinosaurs and embed it in meaningful STEM learning experiences....
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6 reasons Little Scientists inspires a growth mindset

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Published May 23, 2022
Children are naturally curious and believe that they can always learn more skills and find out more. How does the Little Scientists program support this attitude towards learning?...
Family tree book cover

Family tree

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Published May 11, 2022
Capturing the essence of Belonging, Being and Becoming, the book could start research into seeds and discussions on environmental topics....
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5 ways STEM boosts children’s self-confidence

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Published May 2, 2022
Early STEM education is much more than learning about science, technology, engineering and maths. How does early STEM exploration help the children develop their self-confidence?...
Human body books

Our favourite 3: Human Body

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Published April 26, 2022
This selection of books invites you to celebrate the human body and its abilities by exploring the senses, physical strength and nourishment....

Nature play: Maths and optics

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Published March 28, 2022
While free play in natural environments is important for their general skills development, children’s observations can also lead to fantastic STEM learning opportunities....
Favourite 3 Engineering

Our favourite 3: Engineering

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Published March 23, 2022
Children are creative problem-solvers and resourceful engineers, and this passion to build their own world is reflected in many books....
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