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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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Nature play: Observing sea animals

Camouflage, communication, classification, counting: Being immersed in nature is a great opportunity to observe, ask questions, form hypotheses and learn about STEM concepts.

Our favourite 3: Optics

Children spy so many things in their environment: colours, light and shadow, the sun. Let books open the world of optics for you.

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Integrating Indigenous perspectives

Integrating Indigenous perspectives into early childhood environments brings benefits for all children, as well as educators. Some ideas may help shape a more holistic approach.

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Sorting and classifying dinosaurs

Sorting and classifying are important STEM skills that children can train while finding out more about dinosaurs. How many different ways of sorting dinosaurs can you think of?

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What to do with a dinosaur question

It is possible to take an inquiry-based approach to factual dinosaur questions. Hayley demonstrates how facts don’t have to end the questioning but rather start new conversations.

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