Nebraska STEM Imagination Reading Program
We are here to help you develop children and youth’s love for STEM through imagination guides.
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This program provides all caregivers (early childhood professionals and parents) with books, guided questions, and expanded learning resources to support literacy development, enhance relationships, and to make a connection with your local library.
Each year the theme changes, but the imagination guides always include the following:
- Conversation Starters
- Creative Arts
- Infant & Toddlers
- STEM Connection
- Story Extensions
2023 Summer Reading Program All Together Now
Build relationship skills needed each and every day with each and every interaction.
In our world today, emotional intelligence is vital to building relationships in both early childhood and adulthood. This year's STEM Imagination Guides focus on topics such as friendship, unity, and diversity to help children begin to build the skills needed each and every day with each and every interaction. The reading guides align with Nebraska’s Nebraska's Early Learning Guideline domains.
My Mouth is a Volcano
STEM Connection: Echolocation
Can Cat and Bird Be Friends?
STEM Connection: Scent Jars
Thank You, Omu!
STEM Connection: Magnets
Sorry (Really Sorry)
STEM Connection: Chain Reactions
The Monster Parade
STEM Connection: Discovering Reactions with Emotions
Sweet People Are Everywhere
STEM Connection: Egg Science
I Am a Kindness Hero
STEM Connection: Color Mixing
Each Living Thing
STEM Connection: Bug Hotel
The activities engage the children. The connection between the activities and the book content is easy to grasp. These guides encourage play and the children are eager to participate.
2023 Library Commission Theme: All Together Now
Looking for engagement for school-aged children in your care? This program is available to youth development and early childhood professionals, afterschool clubs, summer school and camps, libraries, and parents. Resources provide engaging learning opportunities to spark an interest in STEM concepts and 4-H.
4-H 2023 Reading Connection Resources
- Head: Heading Into This Together
- Heart: I Am Enough
- Hands: Gumball Machine/Marshmallow Catapult
- Health: An Apple a Day
Archived 4-H Summer Reading Connection Resources
No endorsement of products or services by 4-H is intended or implied.
Want to request this program? Please send an e-mail to Jennifer Hansen.
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