Baby Steps to Stem: Infant and Toddler Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Activities

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Redleaf Press
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8.3 X 10.8 X 0.5 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
Jean Barbre, EdD, holds a master's degree in child and family studies from California State University Long Beach, a master's degree in counseling from California State University Fullerton, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Pepperdine University. She has more than thirty years of experience working with children and families in a variety of roles and currently teaches early childhood courses in community college and California State University system as well as presents at professional conferences across the country. Barbre is the author of several books including Activities for Responsive Caregiving and Foundations of Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
"Baby Steps to STEM offers a user-friendly format valuable for caregivers and parents with 60 play-based activities that promote STEM learning. This book is a refreshing look at joyful learning that lays the foundation of our 21st century leaders of tomorrow."
--Mary Lynn Hess, NSTA Recommends
"Baby Steps to STEM's high quality of writing and excellent organizational structure are a pleasure to behold, while the insights and activities that grace page after page make it an indispensable resource every parent, teacher and caregiver should read."
--Tillywig Brain Child Award
Baby Steps to STEM is a valuable resource for parents and caregivers; essentially all adults who are a part of young infant or toddler's life. It provides practical strategies, and thoughtful examples which illustrate the back and forth interactions between adults and young children that stimulate wonder, curiosity and communication.
--Christina Nigrelli, senior director of programs, ZERO TO THREE
In Dr. Jean Barbre, young children, and those of us who serve as their caregivers and teachers, have long had an amazing and tireless ally. Now with her book, Baby Steps to STEM, we have an equally valuable resource. Straightforward and readable, this book will improve your practice--helping to provide meaningful and joyful STEM experiences to our youngest learners.
--William Straits, PhD, professor of Science Education at California State University Long Beach, and director of A Head Start on Science
Baby Steps to STEM is a must read for any early childhood teacher who has watched young children experiment. Jean Barbre helps us to create joyful experiences for young children that celebrate their work as thinkers and doers.
--Ingrid Anderson, EdD, Infant Toddler Mental Faculty and Coordinator, Portland State University (25-years early childhood faculty and researcher)
An incredibly useful tool, Baby Steps to STEM provides a much-needed framework for early STEM learning and development, and connects the dots between theory and practice with an extensive list of engaging STEM activities and resources. If you are an educator of children or adults you will find this an invaluable guide to bringing out the STEM in your work!
--Soleil Boyd, PhD, director of coaching and professional development, Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Professional Development, University of Washington