The children we teach were born with technology as a part of their lives. They don’t know a world without touchscreen phones and computers in every room. In today’s world, saying that subjects like coding and robotics “are for ‘big kids’” is like saying “reading is for ‘big kids.’”

As Robin Ricketts from The Steward School points out, if we wait until students are in middle school to hand them a book, we have not only devalued reading, we’ve also missed out on the opportunity to make reading easy and fun. The same is true of STEM literacy, which can no...

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About the Author:

Lynne May Lim is the head kindergarten teacher at Tufts University Eliot-Pearson Children’s School in Medford, MA. Contact her via email at Lynne_May.Lim@tufts.edu.

Diana Traylor is the lower elementary teacher at Lexington Montessori School in Lexington, MA. Contact her via email at dtraylor@lexmontessori.org.

Robin Ricketts is the academic technology coordinator and early childhood technology specialist at The Steward School in Richmond, VA. Contact Robin via email at Robin.Ricketts@stewardschool.org.