We’ve been building up our library at home recently. Filling it with new reader books hoping to inspire my daughter to read. And filling it with lots of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) books hoping to inspire her to create. Here are some of my favorites… Keep reading too for this week’s Love to Learn Linky. Affiliate links are included to help you find these amazing STEAM books.
10 Awesome STEAM Activity Books for Kids
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Activities for Kids: Gotta start with the best one… My own :) STEAM Kids is an amazing book packed with a year’s worth of projects that will wow the boredom right out of your kids. Fun stuff like color changing playdough, bottle rockets, and rainbow reactions. Grab a print copy on Amazon or pick up a digital ebook here.
The LEGO Ideas Book: LEGOs, the go-to toy of the engineering set are obviously amazing. But what do you do when you’ve already put together the Death Star 8 times? This book has great ideas that go beyond the box.
Maker Dad: This book has a bunch of fun projects for Daddy-daughter maker sessions. Since I have a daughter and she has a dad, I’m partial to this combo, but even if you’re the mom or grandma, this book has great ideas. And it makes a great Father’s Day gift too!
Bartholomew and the Oobleck: I can’t leave off one of Dr. Seuss’s slightly lesser known books and name giver to an awesome chemistry wonder, oobleck. Want to make a batch of the awesome non-Newtonian fluid? Here’s a recipe.
Sometimes, successful learning is as much about the inspiration and process as it is about the subject. What Do You Do with an Idea? and Rosie Revere, Engineer set out to inspire kids as they try something new. Want to get the kids started? Try this Tinkering Station for Young Engineers inspired by Rosie.
Tinkerlab: A Hands on Guide for Little Inventors is one of my favorites. I may be a little biased as Rachelle, the amazingly creative author, is a friend, but the content is sure to inspire your young makers. You’ll find art, engineering, ways to inspire creativity and more.
The Art of Tinkering: If you’re looking for reasons to introduce tinkering to your kids, buy this one. Written by the creative brains of San Francisco’s Exploratorium museum, this book is filled with the projects of 150+ people who merge art, science & engineering. Oh and even the cover of the book will help you tinker. It’s printed in conductive ink.
STEAM: Preschool Activities for STEM Enrichment: This ebook gives you some instant gratification for your next STEAM learning session. Authors Jamie Hand and Amanda Boyarshinov use their experience working with kids to provide just the right mix of play and learning for preschoolers.
Bedtime Math: This book is one of my favorites because it reminds us that anytime can be learning time. You can make your kiddo’s next bedtime story a math problem without sacrificing any of the fun.
And here’s a bonus book for you… The Curious Kid’s Science Book by Asia Citro. You’ll have to pre-order it, but the book’s science teacher author Asia Citro sent me an advance copy and oh my… it’s amazing. This will become your go to science fun and learning book with over 100 activities, each with extension ideas and real-life stories of how the kids learned with the activities.
Instant STEAM Gratification
Can’t wait for your books to arrive? Here are some fun STEAM links to tide you over :)
13 Non-traditional Art Supplies for Preschoolers || The Practical Mom
Fireworks in a Jar || One Time Through
Free & Affordable Math Manipulatives || Stir the Wonder
Love to Learn Linky
Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Love to Learn Linky. Be sure to stop by my co-hosts’ pages to see these other fun activities.
How to Make an Out of This World Flying Saucer Toy || One Time Through
Fabulous Bird Crafts and Activities for Kids || A Little Pinch of Perfect
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