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Children’s Books, STEAM, and Tinkering

Something incredibly wonderful happens when you combine children’s literature with tinkering activities. At the Tinkering Studio, we have collected some of our favorite books to pair with hands-on projects.

Combining tinkering activities with books invites playful engagement with STEAM concepts and processes while also reinforcing language development, collaboration, communication, and literacy skills.Our book selections are made with a lens toward playful learning, inclusion, and creating space for a variety of author, illustrator, and protagonist voices across a set of themes (Identity Building, Balance, Structures and Construction, and Light, Color, and Shadow).

To view the list of books, click here.