At STEAM Engine Education we create a safe learning environment to help children expand their knowledge with one-on-one tutoring and homework advice and to help children explore interesting topics of math and science through fun and creative technology and investigation.
STEAM Engine Education was opened on October 6, 2017 by former Messalonskee Middle School teacher Allison Cooke and her family. S.E.E. is a family owned and operated business with the goal of assisting the students with their school careers, and introducing members of the community to educational activities that are enjoyable for everyone. This business is a dream come true to the employees at STEAM Engine Education. Two former teachers on staff, have devoted their lives to helping and teaching children. Being able to do this their own, non-traditional, and fun way, engaging with the students, is what they have and are working for.
A Family Read Aloud
Sound corny? Think again. Think about the little ones cuddled up on your lap or beside you, the older ones pretending that they’re not listening, no electronics in sight, even the dog quietly snoring nearby.
Why Should We Bother?
Besides the cuddle factor, there are many great reasons. We all want kids to read more, but we seldom take time to read ourselves. Kids will respond to you showing enthusiasm for reading and maybe look at it a little more kindly. This is one family activity that gives you time together, is enjoyable, and doesn’t cost anything. You can do it at bedtime, over breakfast, or on rainy Saturdays. As you read, often you will come across issues that are worth exploring. Is Mom too busy to pay attention to me? When this comes up in a book, this is a perfect time to stop and talk about it as a family. Many issues can be resolved that might otherwise never have been spoken about, therefore have festered in some young chest.
What Books Do We Choose?
LEGO Star Wars: E for Everyone
“The LEGO games are a lot of fun, especially for kids, and I mean, who among us isn’t a kid?”
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game is a recreation, in LEGO form, of the Star Wars movies (this game follows Episodes I, II, and III). You play as the protagonist, and, with multiplayer, their allies. You work together fighting LEGO enemies, solving LEGO puzzles, and building LEGO creations to join together, save the princess, and defeat the Sith! If you or your child are fans of either LEGOs or Star Wars, I would make sure to get this game for them.