- * thoroughly understand the concept of STEM
- * realise that in a quality play-based program there should be no a need for ‘extra’ programs or curricula to ensure that children develop skills related to STEM
- * see that these skills are already facilitated by our rich environments, resources, interactions and practice with children and by the child’s own innate curiosity and playfulness
The authors, Nicole Halton & Natashja Treveton, use real examples to demonstrate how, in an engaging environment with meaningful interactions, quality resources and a commitment to play, children will naturally explore STEM concepts. Educators are also given information and practical ideas that link to the EYLF.