Children of all ages are curious, natural problem solvers. EiE for Kindergarten builds a strong base of problem solving and critical thinking that prepares children for success in school and in life.
Kindergarten is an ideal time to introduce and explore age-appropriate engineering challenges that tap into young learners' blooming cognitive, social, motor, and language skills. Harness their curiosity, unlock their creativity, meet NGSS standards—and have fun!
Each of our two units sets a context and introduces the problem with a rich storybook that guides learners through their engineering work. The stories features characters that model how to work collaboratively, persist through difficulties, and celebrate successes.
Learners develop their fine motor skills through age-appropriate activities such as taping and folding. Class discussions boost their language abilities.
EiE for Kindergarten provides the kind of experiential, scaffolded, project-based science and engineering learning advocated by expert bodies including the NAEYC, NSTA, and the British Association for Early Childhood Education, in a creative format that is rewarding and fun for learners.
As learners work through the challenges in EiE for Kindergarten, they discover that there is no one right answer. They learn to think critically and creatively as they develop new problem-solving strategies.
Matching kindergarteners’ attention spans, each story chapter prompts a hands-on classroom activity that keeps learners engaged with the longer-term goal of designing and improving solutions.
Learners practice critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills as they work with their peers toward a common goal and learn to communicate their thought processes in new ways.
Children of all ages are curious, natural problem solvers. EiE for Kindergarten builds a strong base of problem solving and critical thinking that prepares children for success in school and in life. Below, educator Dana Romanczyk shares how EiE for Kindergarten made a difference in her classroom.
5-step engineering design process guides children through problem solving: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Improve.
Educator resources bring engineering to life in your classroom.
Download a free sample lesson that introduces learners to the definition of technology as they’re sent on a problem-solving scavenger hunt.