Creative Children Like the Animals of the World: When STEAM Education Meets Language Arts and Creativity
Invite kids to become coauthors and co-illustrators in this fun educational STEAM book. The paintings and stories nurture curiosity for science and the animal world as well as a love for rich language and art. The children don’t even notice they are learning. Having been enriched by stories written from kids’ points of view, the
Invite kids to become coauthors and co-illustrators in this fun educational STEAM book. The paintings and stories nurture curiosity for science and the animal world as well as a love for rich language and art. The children don’t even notice they are learning. Having been enriched by stories written from kids’ points of view, the young readers add in their own writing, coloring and drawing, stimulated by surprising prompts. They make their own one-of-a-kind books for keeps, creative thinking skills emerging from pure child’s imagination.Which is the most important sense? Which color of the rainbow is visible to bees and butterflies, but not to us people? Why are the peacock’s feathers iridescent and symmetric? Learn about the fascinating ways animals communicate. Introduce to children eye-opening facts about the ultra-violet and the infrared, the primaries of light, the food chain, camouflage colors, and more. All using this original, interactive and joyful language arts STEAM book. Ignite any classroom or home with a creative environment and raise creative kids. Empower children to present the ideas they drew on inside this treasure of a book, and you have fostered 21st century skills such as communication and collaboration. Teach reading in elementary with delightful animal stories for kids. Engage students with creative teaching materials and arise curiosity with science and art activities for kids. Find lots of ideas for STEAM lessons in Creative Children Like the Animals of the World.Michelle Korenfeld offers a simple strategy for engaging children toward creative achievement: The 5 E’s. Explore – Introducing knowledge by a story, video or short lecture. Experience – Developing the learning by science experiments or experiential learning igniting students to draw on their own ideas. Examine – Helping the learners check out their ideas. Elevate – Guiding them on taking their ideas to the next level. In the process the students enhance literacy and learning skills. Express – Inviting students to present the educational products they have created in the process.The 5E’s strategy has developed through Michelle’s years of creative practice and through mentoring gifted kids. Creativity education has been practiced with gifted and talented for long. Michelle believes it should be implemented for the benefit of all children. She finds that much aggression and anxiety derive from unexpressed creative potential. And aims her books for growing children curious, happy and successful.This book offers an abundance of materials and ideas for such creativity fostering activities. If you find it to long, check out The Raising Creative Thinkers Series. These are short and catchy books with the same contents. Michelle Korenfeld’s STEAM education books are based on her workshops at the Creative Problem-Solving Institute, by the Creative Education Foundation, in the university at Buffalo New York. Her materials are based on her teaching at the Dr. Erica Landau Institute for the Advancement of Youth to Excellence and Creativity in Tel Aviv. The scientific facts are based on conversations with Dr. Moshe Rishpon, who established the Clore Garden of Science and The Science Oriented Youth Department in The Weizmann Institute. This unit is a pioneer program in science education and a leader of the field worldwide.Michelle believes much of children’s anxiety derives from stifled creativity, and hopes her books help direct toward fulfillment of individual creative potentials. Michelle’s original tools are based on her life research and on raising her daughters, who were students at Dr. Erica Landau’s Institute. Already teenagers, they still teach her creative thinking lessons every day, making life fun and exciting.