Early childhood educators have always recognized how building with blocks (and similar hands-on activities) help children develop motor skills while at the same time exercising their creativity. But these activities can also be framed as authentic engineering.
At The New E3 School, our future engineers use their hands to create, design, construct and build. They are also learning about teamwork; how to work together, problem solve and communicate.
Engineering is Elementary is creating an engineering design process for the preschool classroom. Read more about EiE's framework for preschool engineering here.