Remember back when fax machines were considered an “epic advancement in technology?” From refrigerators that talk to technology that can embed into your eyeglasses, the world of tech is advancing at a lightning-fast pace.
And the next generation is taking it all in stride.
Though adults agree that parenting is harder now than it was 20 years ago thanks to devices, social media, and the battle over excessive screen-time, careers in the tech field are exploding. Those who are looking to give their children a leg up in the future can start by introducing them to the wonderful world of STEAM (‘Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) picture and chapter books.
If you have a budding inventor, engineer, designer, artist, or scientist in your home, here are some great STEAM-related booklists to encourage young minds to look to the future.
Kidlit and Tech: Diverse STEAM Booklists
From computer science to oceanographers, this collection of books from Becky at KidWorldCitizen.com showcases women scientists features some of the greatest minds of our time.
One of my favorite blog influencers, Svenja from Colours of Us, has some wise words AND a great STEAM booklist for young readers!
“STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) has been an important part of the school curriculum for many years now. More recently, art has been added in order to emphasize the importance of creative thinking, and so STEM became STEAM. This list of multicultural STEAM books for children should have something for everyone: Girls, Boys, Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School – I even found a science board book series for babies!” ~Svenja from Colours of Us
An avid book reader and homeschooling mom, Leanna from All Done Monkey has pulled together a unique and wonderful Global STEM Books for Elementary Students on her site.
Keep Calm and Read On!
Rebecca “Becky” Flansburg is an author, freelance writer, and project manager for the non-profit online children’s literacy initiative, Multicultural Children’s Book Day/ #ReadYourWorld. Join the celebration! Our 9th annual celebration will take place on January 28, 2022. For more information, visit Multicultural Children’s Book Day on the web.