Minecraft is a fun STEAM Skill Builder

By Margaret Portier, Director of Innovative Family Services, Fayetteville Free Library We all have them. The makers, breakers, builders, growers, fighters, survivors, farmers… the kids that have exactly one topic of all consuming interest: Minecraft. Minecraft is a sandbox game that gives its users the freedom to shape the game world around them. Players can use

Reading + Math : Interactive Math-Oriented Storytimes

The Doorbell Rang (Pat Hutchins) and Other Math Friendly Picture Books to Play With by Luna Dara Kelondra Several weeks ago, during my bi-weekly Crafternoon program, we shared the book The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins and managed to learn some math concepts along the way.  Crafternoons are programs for school-aged children (and their parents when they

I’m all about the Apps – check these out!

Are you constantly hearing about new applications for your iOS or android device, but are finding it figure out which ones are worth downloading and which are not? While, my library does not have iPads or tablets that I can use in programs, I do bring in my own personal one that I use during

By |January 14th, 2015|Categories: STEM|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Paper Engineering

Since working as a librarian, I have found that children love origami. I think they love being able to create something with just paper. At my present library, we do not have a lot of money to use towards STEM related projects, so I try blend STEM inspired ideas into the crafts and projects that

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