Introducing the NEW Littles Lab!
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) isn’t just for school-aged children! From the moment children are born, they begin observing, testing, and hypothesizing about their environment. Even the earliest learners are natural scientists, eager to explore and understand the world around them.
What is Littles Lab?
The Littles Lab is a new STEAM-based program designed to indulge young scientists in their eagerness to explore and experiment. Starting September 12, this weekly drop-in runs Thursday mornings, 10 am – 11 am.
Each week, children have the opportunity to explore new materials in a deep and meaningful way. From building experiments to ooey-gooey art, each program focuses on a different aspect of STEAM education.
Why STEAM for Early Years?
It’s never too early to nurture children’s natural scientific impulses. After all, science isn’t just about what you know, it’s a way of thinking!
Open-ended activities allow even the youngest learners to participate in STEAM. By examining things like sand, water, paint, bubbles, blocks, and everything in between, children learn about the world around them.
Through interacting with different materials, children discover the laws of cause and effect. By observing objects and their environment, children practice gathering evidence and theorizing.
STEAM activities build a foundation for learning. Math teaches children about patterns, shapes, and numbers. Art encourages creativity and imagination. Engineering provokes children to think about gravity and forces. All these activities support children’s fine motor skills and physical development.
When early years children engage in STEAM, they learn how to think scientifically by creating their own experiments, asking their own questions, and indulging their curiosity. Most importantly, they discover STEAM learning is really all about play!