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543864 (Softbound)
543871 (e-book)
9781605543864 (Softbound)
978-1-60554387-1 (e-book)
Age Focus: 3-6
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Published by Redleaf Press NAPPA Gold 2015 Free sample chapter

2015 Gold WINNER in the National Parenting Publications Awards

When children play, they often create a mess, but what a beautiful mess it is! Creating a Beautiful Mess describes the ten most important play experiences all children enjoy and how these experiences support learning, creativity, and social connections. These broad categories of play include building with blocks, pretending and make believe, running around like crazy, playing turn-taking games, finding and collecting things, and more. This is a book that can be enjoyed by parents and grandparents, as well as early childhood professionals. An ideal book to give to expectant moms and dads, this book is fun and helpful. It boils down the essential play experiences for childhood in a way that is accessible, practical, and a pleasure to read.

184 pages

About Ann Gadzikowski, MEd

Ann Gadzikowski has more than twenty-five years of experience as a teacher and director of early childhood programs, and is the Early Childhood Coordinator for Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development and oversees the summer Leapfrog Program. Her book Creating a Beautiful Mess: Ten Essential Play Experiences for a Joyous Childhood won gold in the 2015 National Parenting more..