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It can be really hard to navigate all the reading material out there to find the best stuff for you kids. The Quarto STEAM Club is a bi-monthly e-newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with the latest and greatest in STEAM books for kids taking all the guesswork out of STEAM book selection!
By joining their newsletter you get to be a part of an amazing online community which includes:
- Quarto STEAM Club book and toy recommendations chosen by a panel of STEAM experts
- A discount coupon for 40% off the Quarto STEAM Club book picks on Quartoknows.com
- Free STEAM activity downloads
- Printable Quarto STEAM Club kid-member certificate
- STEAM activity videos
- Access to a dedicated private Facebook group for members to share tips and tricks
Here are the Quarto STEAM Club October Picks:
Founded in a process-based philosophy, this unique book includes over 40 activities set up as invitations—carefully designed prompts or provocations to play or make something. Author Meri Cherry has over 20 years of teaching experience, and her blog www.mericherry.com has set the standard for meaningful and enriching process art experiences that are both manageable for moms, and engaging and fun for kids. Handle: @mericherryla
In Stitch and String Lab for Kids, art teacher and winner of the Netflix bake-off show Nailed It! Cassie Stephens presents 40+ inventive projects that explore everything from simple sewing, embroidery, and weaving to string art, needle felting, and yarn crafts. Handle: @cassie_stephenz
Science isn’t limited to the classroom – it can be cooked up in the kitchen! This photographic book of experiments and projects covers chemical reactions, states of matter, microbiology and much more – all with ingredients and equipment that can be found in the kitchen. Handle: @giuliazoavo
With Science in a Jar, kids and grown-ups need only gather a jar and a few other inexpensive and readily available household objects to begin investigating and confirming the science at work all around them. The 35+ experiments included cover various scientific disciplines: life science, earth science, physical science, weather, and more. Handle: @ julia.garstecki
REAL FOOD. REAL SCIENCE. REAL FUN! Bake itty-bitty pies, cupcakes, pastries, and pizzas using teeny-tiny tools and pans; learn why cakes rise, eggs get solid, and cookies smell delicious; baking set fits into an mini tin to easily take to grandma’s house or a sleepover! Handle: @smartlabtoys
Little Learning Labs: Math Games for Kids presents 25+ hands-on activities that include coloring, art, puzzles, and more that make learning about math fun.
- Explore geometry and topology by building, drawing, and transforming shapes.
- Discover how to color maps like a mathematician by using the fewest colors possible.
- Draw graphs to learn the language of connections.
- Create mind-bending fractals with straight lines and repeat shapes.
I love how my girls are eager to learn and instantly dig into books I bring home….especially those dealing with science! This week my 11 year old has been going around the house with jars of science she has created, my 8 year old has a thing for cooking so now she is learning to bake….tiny style…and she LOVES it! Reading is such a big part of our lives and I love introducing them to books that teach them something new and ones that get them enjoying new activities that they just read about. These have all been enjoyed by us over and over again but the key is finding the a book that sparks an interest in your child!