This funny rant by Warren, a koala who is sick of being called a bear, is a great reminder that it is important to use correct terminology when speaking to children. If you are unsure, you can always research the correct STEM vocabulary with the children and share the joy of finding a new word to describe your world more accurately.
You can also try to introduce more scientific language into the children’s vocabulary, for example, by talking about what makes a koala a marsupial. And whatever you do, please don’t call Warren a bear!
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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Article author: Kerstin Johnson
Content Editor & Resources Developer
Kerstin is our editor and looks after all the content at Little Scientists. Her aim is to make everything as engaging and user-friendly as possible for workshop participants.