Anyone, even young children, can be engineers. With EiE®’s Wee Engineer and EiE for Kindergarten units, you can foster young learners’ creativity and put them on a problem solving path before they reach elementary school.
Recently, a top researcher told NPR that it is time to rethink our entire approach to preschool learning. Allowing children to play more as young children, and putting less stress on little learners can produce positive outcomes and encourage more creative problem solving than rote memorization itself.
Designed with kids ages 3-6 in mind, our early grade resources strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills with age appropriate, hands-on challenges, allowing children to play and learn simultaneously. Each thoughtfully presented unit helps develop key social, emotional, fine motor, cognitive, and language skills to prepare them for a strong start in school.
Wee Engineer’s fun, engaging activities capture young childrens’ natural curiosity with hands-on challenges to empower kids to see themselves as problem solvers as they learn that there’s more than one way to solve a problem. In these units your learners can learn the engineering skills behind noisemakers, fans, wrecking balls and rafts.
EiE for Kindergarten builds a strong base of inquiry, exploration and critical thinking that prepares children for success in school and in life. Students build social emotional skills and become creative problem-solvers as they work through challenges — such as designing a shelter or trash collector — with a structured, 5-step Engineering Design Process.
And, for educators, we have specialized professional development resources to help create a culture of problem solving as you learn best practices for teaching your young learners.
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