Animals, Book Review, Environment, STEM Resources

Reading STEMs Learning: Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe Book Review

Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe was written by Julie Coy Manier and illustrated by Grant Manier.  The book is about a baby giraffe named, Grant, who was born with puzzle shaped spots instead of regular giraffe spots. The other animals at the zoo realize how different he looks from the other giraffes and over time, they realize that he is different in many ways.  As Grant grows, he and the other animals realize just how special and talented he is!  He makes incredible art pieces for the zoo with recycled materials.

Book Review, Engineer, STEM Resources

Reading STEMs Learning: After the Fall Book Review

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpy Got Back Up Again written and illustrated by Dan Santat is an exquisite telling of the classic tale about Humpty Dumpty.  Humpty Dumpty is an avid bird watcher and loves to watch them from above high walls until one day he falls and becomes TERRIFIED of heights.  Eventually he finds the courage and bravery to face his fears and climb back up the wall where he learns to FLY.  

Animals, Art Crafting, Holiday, Lake MetroParks, Nature, STEM Careers, STEM Resources

Lake Metroparks STEM Programs for Children and Families

For those that live in Northeast Ohio, Lake County Ohio's park system known as the Lake Metroparks has extensive STEM programs for children and families. They also have specific programs geared towards home school parents and children. Our family has greatly enjoyed the convenient, educational and fun programs that the Lake Metroparks system provides -… Continue reading Lake Metroparks STEM Programs for Children and Families

Museums, STEM Resources, STEM toys, TV Shows

Strong Museum of Play in Rochester New York

"...can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?" After 30 plus years, I can FINALLY answer that question. The address is 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607 which is the home of the Strong Museum of Play. What a fun place! I am SO glad that we chose to… Continue reading Strong Museum of Play in Rochester New York

Cincinnati Museum Center, Dinosaurs, Experiments, Holiday, Museums, Nature, STEM Resources

The Cincinnati Museum Center has re-opened!

After more than two years of the main building being closed to the public for historical restoration and preservation, it recently reopened (in November 2018) and I got my first glimpse inside over the Thanksgiving holiday.