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Building a STEM Library

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Reading is one of the most important aspects of a young child's development. Access to a variety of books filled with math and science concepts gives a child the opportunity to experience the world around them in new ways! STEM books can be very helpful to budding young science and math lovers by helping them understand the process of scientific discovery and find ways to integrate STEM into their day-to-day lives. By creating a STEM library for your kids at home, you will encourage them to find new ways of understanding and exploring the world.

Here at Science, Naturally we love giving families the opportunity to come together and create a fun-loving educational experience together. We put together our own list of books that you and your young ones can enjoy at home in your own STEM Library!

One Minute Mysteries

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Our One Minute Mysteries are some of our best sellers, and we have ideas on our site about different ways to use them at home. These aren't your average STEM problems! Each minute-long story introduces an engaging mystery that can only be solved with science or math. The brainteasers are entertaining, but - even better - these real-world connections help kids see science and math concepts as approachable, learnable, and solvable. The brainteasers can also be seen monthly on our social media accounts, or on our website under Mystery of the Month! You and your child can sit together and solve these fun mysteries using the joy of math and science.

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If My Mom Were a Platypus

If My Mom Were a Platypus takes you and your child all over the world to habitats where mothers bring forth new life. Many young mammals need their mothers when they are young, and are nurtured and nourished until they can survive on their own. Explore the natural process of breastfeeding for 14 different mammals navigating the path from helpless infant to self-sufficient adult. The beautiful illustrations and informative text make this the perfect book to spark conversations about families of all shapes and sizes!

We also just launched the Spanish edition of If My Mom Were a Platypus this January 2019.

My First Textbook Collection

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Our My First Textbook collection is great for any budding young scientist! Spark scientific curiosity in kids of all ages by following Pete the Proton, Ned the Neutron, and Ellie the Electron, who get together to build everything in the universe. Learn about some of the most fundamental concepts in science BEFORE the social pressure and intimidation of formal schooling. Let your imagination roam while you and your kiddo ponder what’s it like to live inside an atom!

Science Wide Open Collection

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Science Wide Open is a series of scientifically accurate children's books, with a mission to teach young kids about Chemistry, Biology, and Physics while highlighting many of the some of the mind blowing achievement of many of our Women of Science!

Discover the power of curiosity and resilience by following a conversation between a spunky young protagonist, who asks questions about the world around her, and a scientifically astute narrator, whose answers are crafted to be both accurate and understandable for to a young mind. In this way, learning the basics of biology, chemistry and physics becomes an effortless outcome of enjoying the story.

What are some of the STEM books in your library? Let us know in the comments!

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