My passions are books, research, and sharing hands-on lessons. Using my abilities to their fullest and running all-out on my latest reading and writing passion fills my life. I bring the youngest learners a love for literature and science. I’m a science fiction and fantasy writer and an early childhood specialist who focuses on all aspects of media curriculum. Like so many in this decade, I wear a lot of hats. Some are fancy, some exotic-looking and covered in science paraphernalia for the classroom, others have barn dust from my home-life caring for horses and other critters.
Communicating science can change the world. We’re bringing the concept of possibilities and how to evaluate experiences and content to those who have not experienced something before that interaction. Teaching critical thinking and scientific process to children will bring a new generation of thinkers into our work force. Using science fiction and popular entertainment as medium to communicate philosophical arguments without bias and key scientific concepts will better inform our population. For generations science fiction has been a medium to communication real science and social issues with open minds.
Looking at the available media in the Early Childhood library from a child-centric point of view changes your organization priorities. Dewey lite classification helps children and busy teachers. Teachers need curriculum-filling information and for their librarian to have a list of go-to, inclusive stories for life-lessons, too, not to mention a fact-based science section with hands-on lessons for the children.