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Sesame Street Provides Early Childhood STEM Resources for Parents and Educators

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STEM is the exploration and integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

STEM by SESAME STREET is designed to encourage young children and the adults in their lives to explore STEM concepts through watching videos, playing games, and doing hands-on activities together. The goal is to build an early STEM foundation for young children, provide tools to empower educators, caregivers, and parents in facilitating STEM learning, and create excitement around awareness of STEM in the early-childhood community.

The website has six topics: Experiments, Sink or Float, Measurement, Properties of Matter, Force and Motion, and Engineering. Each topic includes videos and interactive games as well as classroom activities and home activities found in the Educator Guide and Family Newsletter at the bottom of each topic page. The videos introduce important STEM language, serving as wonderful springboards to launch class discussions and lead into the hands-on activities. The games are great tools to continue exploring these topics individually or in groups.

SESAME STREET also offers a free online, self-paced course about making math moments happen in the early childhood setting. More information is available here.

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