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All About Magnets Kits - This Science focused STEAM kit is a dynamic, hands-on introduction to the fascinating powers of magnets. STEAM lessons are irresistable when you add the excitement of fun, colorful tools to scientific exploration.





Construction and Building Kit - This Engineering focused STEAM kit encourages young readers to become interested in construction and engineering while they are still learning basic life skills. This fun reader following a ninja visiting a construction site, paired with construction blocks can keep little ones happy and busy while channeling their inner engineers.





​Emotions and Empathy Kit - The Emotions & Empathy Kit helps kids learn about their feeling and recognize them in others. The interactive games help build empathy and requires teamwork to win while helping kids develop memory, cooperation and shared decision-making skills. The storybook helps kids imagine how dreary their world would be without friends using Crayola colors to express how their friends make them feel.





​Explore Circuits Kit - Play and learn with this circuits kit. Develop problem solving, cause and effect, and logic skills in this addictive marble circuits game or learn the fundamentals of circuitry with this imaginative play set made to teach key engineering and design principles. Wrap it all together with a look at 101 incredible technology facts that every kid should know.




Food and Nutrition Kit - Get kids talking about the science of food, the five food groups, and the composition of a healthy meal. Practice healthy meal building skills with the Healthy Helpings Game. Learn how to garden with pretend flower pots, watering cans, a shovel, plants and vegetables. Then develop color recognition and sorting skills with bushels of produce, and learn the nutritional value of eating the rainbow.




I Love Animals Kit -The I Love Animals Kit gives young animal lovers a chance to become a Veterinarian for a day and interact with animals. The hands-on manipulatives promote STEM careers, builds memory and develops empathy skills. Kids learn facts about everything from guppies to puppies in the included Penworthy book.




Letters and Numbers Kit - Help your kid establish a strong base for all future learning with this kit focused on learning the alphabet and numbers. Kids will love Dr. Seuss's ABC along with Alphabet Bingo and self correcting number puzzles. Keeps kids actively engaged in learnign with building letters and numbers with a kid safe drill toy to tie it all together.




Machines and Contraptions Kit - Young thinkers explore the ideas of Leonardo Da Vinci through his notebook sketches, show how his ideas foreshadowed modern inventions. Students construct, examine and explain simple machines to develop a deeper understanding of how they make work easier. KEVA planks build an early understanding of proportion and balance, while teaching basic principles of physics and engineering.




The Phonics Kit - Early reading and spelling can be a real challenge, so help keep it fun with these three early spelling puzzles featuring short words and pictures to develop a better understanding and ability for self play. 





Ready, Set, Kindergarten Kit - Preparing for school doesn't need to be a chore. The Ready, Set, Kindergarten kit is a comprehensive collection of activities and hands-on tools designed to spark curiosity while learning age appropriate subjects. Each component will help develop problem solving and find motor skills designed as fun.





The Shape of Things Kit - Drive learning about shapes in 2D and 3D with this kit. Play with large plastic shapes, draw two dimensional shapes and build both flat and three dimensional shapes across this kit's activities.




Sounds, Music, and Band Kit - Children will delight in this silly sing-along story with funny, eye-popping illustrations and informative picture guides to help readers mimic and act out the hand and foot movements and develop their fine motor skills. Play along and create fun songs using the band equipment provided to encourage creative play and help children experience the fun of making music.




The Starting to Spell Kit - Early Reading and Spelling can be a real challenge, so help keep it fun with these three early spelling puzzles featuring short words and pictures to develop a better understanding and ability for self play. Read to your kid or help them along as Pout-Pout fish learns to read with this level 1 reader.





The World of Colors Kit - Early Reading and Spelling can be a real challenge, so help keep it fun with these three early spelling puzzles featuring short words and pictures to develop a better understanding and ability for self play. Read to your kid or help them along as Pout-Pout fish learns to read with this level 1 reader.
STEAM to GO! Kits by Penworthy
STEAM to GO by Penworthy integrates high-interest prebound books with interactive STEAM resources to create safe and innovative learning environments that foster the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity.

The kits were purchased for the library thanks to a matching grant. Library partners are the Highland County Community Policy and Management Team and the Family Assessment and Planning Team. The kits are provided as early literacy education tools for at-risk children, and all Highland County families.