Stephanie Ryan

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Dr. Stephanie Ryan, Ph.D. is a chemist, a boy mom, and a social media influencer who enjoys using her background to create superior educational products and content.

Although an academic at heart, Dr. Stephanie is passionate about learning through play. She can be found helping young kids explore the fascinating world around them.

Over the years, Dr. Stephanie has taught science to all age groups, both in and out of the classroom, helping toddlers learn about their world and college students define theirs. She is an active member of the chemistry education community and is currently a committee member of the International Activities Committee for the Division of Chemical Education.

Dr. Stephanie earned her Ph.D. in the Learning Sciences and her M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Mary’s College.
For great learning activities in the sciences, book recommendations, and more, follow Dr. Stephanie on Instagram at @letslearnaboutscience.

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  • “Look for toys and puzzles that accurately represent the size and order of the planets,” said Dr. Ryan. “Make sure that the planets are in the correct order and look similar to the actual planets. Kids learn things about the surface features simply through playing, so I find it best to have good images from the start… Not all space toys have that accuracy and your child will benefit from you doing the extra research on the products.”

    6 December 2021