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Robotics for Young Children: STEM Activities and Simple Coding

Robotics for Young Children: STEM Activities and Simple Coding

Author: Ann Gadzikowski
Product Code: 545448
ISBN: 978-1-60554-544-8
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Published by Redleaf Press New Product Free sample chapter

Introduce young children to the fast-growing area of robotics using developmentally appropriate activities

Give young children their start to the building, programming, and coding of robots through playful, developmentally appropriate activities. This user-friendly and accessible book gives teachers great ideas for engaging young children with 100 exciting, hands-on computer science and engineering activities.

Many early childhood professionals are unfamiliar with computer science, robotics, and engineering concepts. The book can be easily included in a developmentally appropriate curriculum and offers a balance of adult-facilitated and child-centered activities.

Age focus: 3–8.

Softbound, 184 pgs. Full color.

Available October 2017
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Review by: Chip Donohue, TEC Center, Erikson Institute - August 2, 2017
"Robotics for Young Children is an invitation and provocation. You'll connect new technologies with what you know about child development, early learning and relationships through play, stories, tangible tech, computational thinking and coding to develop essential 21st century skills in the early years. The 'robot wish' is a call for educators and parents to become enthusiastic co-explorers, knowledgeable tour guides and confident media mentors to young children in the digital age."
Review by: Karen Murcia, Curtin University Perth Western Australia - August 2, 2017
"Robotics for Young Children is thought-provoking and will inspire educators. Short vignettes enrich the activities and demonstrate how to generate opportunities for young children to develop important computational thinking skills as they play and learn with digital technologies."
Review by: Michael Peshkin, Northwestern University - August 2, 2017
"This book takes a solid, sensible, and low-geek approach to robotics for children. Within the educational narrative, the glory of the book is a suite of suggested activities, that benefit from an authenticity and creativity born of years of actual experience. It gives teachers the knowledge and confidence to stay afloat amidst a swarm of digital natives and cranky robots."
Review by: Wendy Brenneman, Carnegie Science Center - August 2, 2017
"Any early childhood educator who wants to learn more about how robotics can fit into their classroom should start with this comprehensive resource."

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