This year, MASFEC has benefited from the creative and joyful approach of virtual educator-and-author-in-residence Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D., author of several books for children and young people and known to friends as Mathu. Web posts by Mathu overflow with delightful ideas for hands-on learning with young children. Here are all of her posts to date, for you to enjoy!

Pre-Literacy and Exploring Themes

Hands-On Math and Science

Social-Emotional Learning

For those who are interested in Mathu’s own books, including her collaboration with artist Lavanya Naidu, Butterfly Smile (pictured above), check out her website.

More About Mathu

Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D., believes stories have the power to change the world. Her middle grades book, Dear Mrs. Naidu, won the South Asia Book Award, and her picture book A Butterfly Smile was inducted into the Nobel Museum by Laureate Dr. Esther Duflo. Her novel A People’s History of Heaven was longlisted for the PEN/Faulkner award, a finalist for the LAMBDA literary award, and named a Skipping Stones Honors Book.

A former public school teacher, senior policy analyst at the New York City Council, and Fulbright Scholar, she currently consults for Sesame Workshop. She holds a doctorate in education from Columbia Teachers College.