Kim Storey is an educator, designer, and producer who specializes in creating innovative educational media for children, parents, and educators.
Teaching science to preschoolers? When I first entered the field of education—and children’s television—no one thought that you could or should teach science to children that young.
Today we know that young children have great capacities to learn science concepts and get engaged in doing science. Children are naturally curious about the world and how it works, and science learning for young children starts with wondering and asking questions.
Back in the 1950s, Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, created “The Cat in the Hat” beginning reading books in response to concerns that American children were lagging behind in literacy. The Cat in the Hat revolutionized teaching reading to young kids. Now more than half a century later, it’s helping teach science to young children through the new PBS TV series and websites, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Continue reading