The best way for preschoolers to learn about STEAM is to show them the concepts through activities, hands-on experiments and engaging videos.
We have curated videos in our playlists and resources in our learning packages to inspire your child to discover the world around them.
Playlists and Learning Packages
Our playlists contain videos selected by our librarians to make Science fun and accessible to children.
Check out our learning packages, complete with activities and tips, on STEAM topics that you can introduce to your child!
Mighty Multiply and Divine Divide!
Multiplication and division are the next steps following addition and subtraction. It may be challenging for young children to move on to these more complex operations but, slowly and surely, they will grasp the concepts. Other than watching these videos with your child to expose them to multiplication and division, one of the easiest ways to introduce children to these concepts is through sorting and grouping activities.
For example, you could give them some buttons and guide them into grouping the buttons so that each group has the same number of buttons. Check this playlist out first before you go on and explore these powerful mathematical operations with your child!
Multiplication - Learn to Multiply with The Wizard's Apprentice (4mins 3secs)
Learn the beauty of multiplication with a mighty magician who wants to discover how many wands he has. This is a magical entrance to the enchanting world of Mathematics.
Basic Division (5mins 51secs)
So many rabbits, so little time! Let’s see if we can sort them into groups of equal number so we can keep track of them. Rabbits may be known to multiply a lot, but you’d be surprised to see how well they divide.
I Spy a Number Pattern!
Developing pattern recognition in young children is not as daunting as one might think. Arranging objects or numbers according to a certain order is a good way to get children to put on their sequencing caps and try to find out how they relate to one another. Are the objects arranged from big to small, by colour or by shape? How are 1, 3, 5, 9 and 11 related? What about 2, 4, 6, 8, 10? Are the numbers arranged in increasing or decreasing order? Have your children learn simple number patterns and soon, they may start devising their own.
Check out the video resources below to understand more about sequencing and understanding number patterns.
@Numberblocks | Number Sequences | Learn to Count | @Wizz Learning (4mins 17secs)
Follow the lovable Numberblocks in learning about numbers in a sequence! This video is a fun-filled adventure that will teach your child the foundation of pattern recognition through basic sequencing.
The Patterns Practice Song | Math Songs | Scratch Garden (2mins 30secs)
Children can learn how to form and recognise basic patterns, be they numbers or shapes, by watching this video—a welcoming introduction to the concept of sequencing.
Number Patterns - Identifying Missing Numbers (2mins 40secs)
Learning how to create and recognise patterns can help children identify gaps and missing numbers. This is a step towards moulding them into complex problem solvers.
Stunning Shapes and Pretty Polygons!
The world is full of shapes. Circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles—they are everywhere! Let us see if we can spot them! The concept of shapes is an introduction to understanding geometry and identifying traits. Teaching children about shapes is easy and fun as the concept of shapes involves creating and seeing visuals. They can try spotting and naming shapes in their environment, drawing them on paper, or making them with different objects!
Check out the video resources below to understand more about different shapes and polygons.
Polygons - Geometry for Kids (4mins 24secs)
Triangles, diamonds, and pentagons—polygons are everywhere in the world. This video can help children – and parents – identify polygons in the world around them. Try finding them outside after watching this together!
Shapes Songs for Children | Shape Song | Shapes Songs for Kindergarten | The Kiboomers (4mins 55secs)
Shapes are the most elementary form of visual mathematics and an easy introduction into geometry. Sing and boogie to this catchy song about shapes.
Polygon Song (4mins 2secs)
We know a triangle has three sides. What about rectangles and squares? What does a quadrilateral and a nonagon refer to? All those questions and more will be answered in this fun, funky video about the many different polygons.
What Keeps Me on the Ground? Gravity!
Did you know that if you walked on the moon, you would be floating around, unable to walk on the ground? Why do you think you can walk around easily on Earth? That’s because of gravity! Gravity is the pulling force that acts on you to ensure you stay fine and firm on the ground. It may have robbed us of the chance to fly but at least we know, we will always return to the Earth’s surface and not float up to the sun!
Check out the video resources below to understand more about gravity and how it affects everything on Earth (and in outer space!)
Gravity | What is gravity? | Gravity for kids (4mins 22secs)
Why doesn’t a ball fly up into the sky when we throw it up? How does it come back down? Let’s learn about gravity and how it keeps us tied down to Earth!!
How Gravity Works For Kids | Science For Kids | Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Videos
What is gravity and how does it work? Gravity may be a complex term and concept for children to learn and understand. However, this video breaks it down to its elements, making it digestible for young children to understand.
Fuddlebrook School's A Case of Gravity - Fun Science For Kids
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Fuddlebrook School uses fun and innovative ways to teach children scientific concepts. In this enjoyable episode, the children will try out some hands-on activities to explore how different variables affect gravity and even, defy gravity! Try these activities with your child too!
Shine Bright, Little Light!
There are so many different light sources all around us. From the cheery sun in the sky to the indoor lamps that ensure we do not read in the dark, light is an important part of our lives. It helps us see, it helps plants photosynthesise, and it is behind many natural phenomenon like forming a rainbow! Check out the video resources below to understand more about light and its many forms. Children can learn about light, its properties, its functions, and how to play with it to understand it further.
Light and Shadows for Kids | Science Video for Kids | Kids Academy (4mins 59secs)
What is that black thing that follows you around as you go about your day under the sun? That’s called a shadow! How does light create shadows and what fun can we have with shadows? This video will show you exactly that.
Science Video for Kids: What is Light Energy? (3mins 40secs)
Everything around you is powered by energy. Did you know light is a source of energy too? How does light power the machines and devices that you use on a daily basis? Let’s learn together with this video!
Science o'Clock Junior: Pepper's Lab | Let's Make DIY Black Light!
Black light (or ultraviolet light) can help you write interesting messages that glow in different colours. This simple experiment makes for a visual feast, while also introducing us to the many real-life uses of black light You just need a flashlight and some household items. Follow the simple steps in this video and make your own black light today!
It’s Time to Learn About Time!
Time is an interesting phenomenon. It is untouchable, invisible and yet it is always around us. We rely on time to let us know when we should be doing certain activities, such as eating breakfast or getting ready for school. Exposing children to the concept of time can not only be fun and fruitful but can also provide them with more control once they understand how time works in their lives. What does it mean to have 5 more minutes at the playground? Or that dinner will be ready in an hour? Check out the video resources below to understand more about time and its applications.
How to Tell the Time - Educational Video for Kids (3mins 3secs)
Learn all the different parts of a clock, the values of seconds and minutes, and how to make sense of the numbers on the clock face in this simple introductory video to time.
Concept of Time | What is AM & PM | Teaching Time for Kids | Introduction to Time for Kindergarten (7mins 25secs)
Take it a step further with concepts of time such as AM and PM, as well as how time can be both quantitative and qualitative.
Time - BBC Bitesize Foundation Maths and Numeracy
In this fun sing-and-dance video, children will learn about how time is used to form routines and schedules! With spunky movements to follow along, this video tells us about how time can split the day into segments, and signal to us when we should be engaged in certain activities!
Microscopic World: Protecting the Body! Science Behind Medical Biotechnology
Discover with your child how our bodies keep us safe from germs with antibodies. Learn how scientists invented vaccines and antibiotics over the years to help boost our immune systems to ward off serious illnesses.
How Vaccines Work? | VACCINATION | Importance Of Vaccine | The Dr Binocs Show | Peekaboo Kidz (6 mins 51 secs)
Learn more about how vaccines were invented in 1796 and how they teach our body to fight new viruses!
How Antibiotics Work? | ANTIBIOTICS | Importance Of Antibiotics | The Dr Binocs Show | Peekaboo Kidz (8 mins 3 secs)
Bacteria are everywhere, even in your body! Learn more about how antibiotics attack harmful bacteria and stop them from growing in our bodies.
What Are Antibodies? (1 min 4 secs)
Our body's immune system keeps us strong by producing antibodies to attack germs. How do antibodies do that?
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ABC's of Applied Physics for Kids:
It's Time to Learn About Time! ( for 4-6 years old)
Time is an interesting phenomenon. It is untouchable, invisible and yet it is always around us. Let’s have some fun learning about the concept of time and routine with the use of clocks!
ABC's of Applied Chemistry for Kids:
Let’s Learn About Density! (for 4-6 years old)
Whether it is bath time or dishwashing time, your child would be exposed to liquid soap and soap foam. Why not take these moments as opportunities to spark their curiosity about the densities of everyday objects? Introduce your child to the concept of density, allow them to experiment with household liquid materials, and create ‘fireworks’ in a bottle together!
All About Animals:
Let's Learn about the Ocean and Marine Animals! (for 3-6 years old)
The ocean is home to thousands of different marine animals, such as the clownfish, sharks, whales, dolphins and many more. What is the living habitat like for these marine animals? What special features have they developed to enable them to survive underwater? Let's find out!
We're Engineers! Blast Off with Magnetic Rockets (for 4-6 years old)
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
Join us for an exciting space adventure! Let's help a rocket travel through the galaxy using invisible magnetic forces. Explore the wonders of magnets and magnetic forces through engaging activities that introduce STEAM* concepts to young children.
*STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
ABC's of Applied Chemistry for Kids: Why Do Apples Turn Brown?
Have you ever wondered why apple slices turn brown when they are exposed to air for a period of time? What can you do about it? Let’s find out with a simple experiment that you can do at home.
ABC's of Applied Chemistry for Kids: Let’s Learn About Chemical Reactions: Up Up And Away With Fizzy Inflator
Do you know what happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar? Let’s learn about chemical reactions and the gas they produce when they are mixed.
Chemical reaction: A process that involves the arrangement of molecules or structure of a substance, as opposed to a change in physical form (as from a solid to a gas).
Observe how a balloon can be inflated through this simple experiment.
The Amazing Body: Let’s Explore My Body!
The human body is a complex machine. The different parts of our body work together to do many amazing things. Let’s have some fun learning about the human body and how it functions!
All About Animals: Animal Life Cycles
Every living thing goes through a life cycle and your child may start understanding that as they grow! Go on an investigative journey with them to learn about the growth, and development of both familiar and even unfamiliar animals!
ABC’s of Applied Physics for Kids: Let There Be Light!
Light is made up of waves. These waves travel from light sources, bounce off objects and come to our eyes, allowing us to see things. Light sources come in many forms. Lamp posts help light up streets. Stadium lights help us watch a late sports match. Computer monitors and television screens emit light to display images. Light can also come from flames, not just electricity, like from the bonfire during camping. And of course, the biggest main source of light for us: the Sun!
ABC’s of Applied Chemistry for Kids:
Acids and bases are present in the food that we eat and drink daily. Examples of acidic drinks are orange juice or vinegar, and they taste sour. Bases, like egg whites and baking soda, taste bitter.
Scientists use a pH scale, ranging from 0 to 14, to measure how acidic and basic a substance is. Do you know that we can make our own pH indicator in the comfort of our homes? Check it out!