Halloween is a great time to share STEM activities with children. Measuring out the ingredients for witches potions, exploring the shapes of spider webs and jack-o-lanterns, and concocting slime are just some of the spooky activities that can help children learn science, technology, engineering and math concepts.
When I saw this picture, I thought it is a dramatic illustration of the importance of little Black girls seeing themselves in children’s books! This picture of Michelle Obama is telling this girl that she can be anything she wants to be! Over the past few months, I had the opportunity to review some interesting […]
When we think about STEM nowadays, we tend to picture robots rolling around the children’s space, iPads programmed with entertaining apps, or the newest buzzword in STEM: coding. And while, yes, all of those things do currently have the spotlight in STEM education right now, I’d like to talk about a branch of science that you might not think about as being part of STEM.
Selecting high quality, educational and fun apps is no easy task. These are some of our favorite apps for preschoolers, many of which are completely free!
Librarians can serve as media mentors for families by suggesting apps and media use tools. Very young children learn best from real world interactions, and we give parents the tools they need to connect the learning happening in apps to everyday activities. Here are a few of our favorite apps for little learners, along with tips and activities to support early literacy.
At Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh we continually evaluate the ways we can integrate technology into our libraries and communities. When using technology with school age children, the possibilities are endless!
Selecting high quality, educational and fun apps is no easy task. These are some of our favorite apps for children in grades 3-5, many of which are completely free!
Selecting high quality, educational and fun apps is no easy task. These are some of our favorite apps for children in grades K-2, many of which are completely free!
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math…those words make up the acronym for STEM. The words and acronym have been household terms for several years. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh does its part to make sure your kids build on what they know about STEM, and have fun, too!
What goes into selecting an app on the iPads available in each of the Library’s children’s sections? We treat apps and any new media just like the books in our collection. Read on to learn more about this rigorous review process.