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September 24, 2013

By Graydon Gordian

Sesame Street Brings STEM Education to the Web with Little Discoverers

In every child there is a little scientist, eager to explore the world around him or her. Merely throwing a rock or a paper boat into a pond to see whether it sinks or floats is in many ways a tiny little science investigation, capable of sparking a child’s imagination and bringing a smile to his or her face.

Yet despite the many ways in which children are naturally curious about science and nature, in the United States there is still a pressing need to improve education for the STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. While those may sound like advanced subjects, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests it is critical to introduce certain STEM concepts to children while they are young.

That is why Sesame Workshop is excited to announce the launch of Little Discoverers: Big Fun with Science, Math and More. This digital, interactive destination will include games, engaging videos, and hands-on activities aimed at inspiring young children to laugh and smile while they incorporate STEM concepts into everyday moments. And of course, no exploration of what makes science and math fun would be complete without some help from the beloved Sesame Street Muppets. 

This wonderful digital educational tool would not be possible without the major support of C.A. Technologies, a leader in IT management solutions that time and time again, despite its global reach, shows a commitment to improving the quality of life in the local communities where its employees live and work.  Additionally, this  tool would not be possible without the generous support from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation.

It is never too early to teach our children to be curious, to explore, to investigate, and to be inspired. With the Little Discovers digital destination, we hope to do our part to find fun ways to encourage children to focus on science, technology, engineering and math so that later in life they are prepared to be competitive academically and professionally.

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