Boosting STEM Engagement Through Play
Many librarians have engaged with the maker movement because they see STEM development as critical gateways to future careers. Play and playfulness are often hidden drivers in how and why children stick with STEM tools and maker materials: they use LEGO to create toys to play with or fabric to create puppets. In an age where children are increasingly scheduled or engage in premade worlds onscreen, kids crave and need play. In this webinar, we'll look at ways in which we can support the playful side of STEM exploration.