Promoting language and reading skills and STEM with a regional focus
With the support of the Hans Hermann Voss-Stiftung, the Education network Oberberg provides all 144 day-care centers (Kita) in the district Oberbergischer Kreis with a „Oberbergische MINT (STEM) picture book box”.
The aim is to arouse children's joy in language and to inform about regional particularities in the area of nature and technology. This way, the project aims at promoting language and reading skills as well as developing a first understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
A picture book box contains 13 books on 12 different subjects and shall be integrated in the everyday life of the day-care center, with a strong regional focus. Topics such as „Plants”, „Animals”, „Mobility”, „Water" or „Energy” are taken up by questions like „What lives and grows in my homeland?”, or „What is the significance of water and energy?”
In addition to a guide, the book box also includes the one-day practical training for one of the day-care center’s qualified employees.