We recognize the need for more diversity and inclusion for people of color in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).
Through books, toys, activities, games, and experiences, we hope to inspire children of color with STEAM concepts. We also aspire to equip parents and caregivers with tools to influence every child’s success in these areas.
Wife and husband duo, Delanda and Terrence Coleman started Sydney & Coleman in 2019. They have one daughter, who loves to have a bedtime story read to her every night! After years of reading, the couple began searching for books with more diverse characters in topics that focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
Delanda and Terrence found very few options in these categories and decided it was time to create their own story. They are excited to create stories and experiences that highlight inclusive images all children and parents will love.
Teaching STEAM in the early years enables children to make those vital connections between everyday life and the STEAM disciplines. It also lays down the foundations for future academic success because the skills learned are transferable to other subjects.
Children’s literature is important because it enhances the development of language skills and other critical thinking skills that provide the foundation of learning. Books offer “windows” into worlds that many would never physically visit and encourage students to consider situations that would never have occurred to them.
Representation can be incredibly inspirational. It enables children to envision things possibilities for their own lives that may not be naturally around them. Representation helps extend our kids’ imaginations to see themselves in the characters – it singles to the reader their identity and experiences are valued.
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