From Seeds to the Stars: Three STEM Storytimes
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This poster will show three storytime experiences with embedded STEM (science, engineering technology, and math) concepts and learning goals. A cohesive storytime plan will show children’s librarians what books and stories to pair with songs and rhythm games to present engaging and innovative science storytimes. Examples from high quality non-fiction picture books will be presented alongside rhymes, finger plays and innovative open ended questions that expose young children to science concepts and help children’s librarians build STEM concepts into story programs. This poster will feature storytime plans about plant and vegetable science, observing the moon, and balance. In addition to the sample illustrations, there will be photographs of these programs in action and an evaluation checklist librarians can use to embed STEM concepts into existing programs.