About the Author:

Ann GadzikowskiAnn Gadzikowski has more than twenty-five years of experience as a teacher and director of early childhood programs. She is Director of Early Learning for Encyclopedia Britannica and oversees the summer Leapfrog Program. Her book Robotics for Young Children won the Midwest Book Award in the Education category, Creating a Beautiful Mess: Ten Essential Play Experiences for a Joyous Childhood won gold in the 2015 National Parenting Publications Awards.

Ann Gadzikowski, MEd 's Books

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  • Young Architects at Play: STEM Activities for Young Children

    Author: Ann Gadzikowski

    Product Code:
    547008 (Paperback)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-700-8 (Paperback)
    Age Focus: 3-6

    Description & More Details

    Througout the book, Ann Gadzikowski makes meaningful connections between STEM learning and the power of stories, both the children's own narratives as well as the rich diversity of stories and illustrations from children's literature.

    $34.95  
  • Robotics for Young Children: STEM Activities and Simple Coding

    Author: Ann Gadzikowski

    Product Code:
    545448 (Softbound)
    545455 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-544-8 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-545-5 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3–8
    Full Color

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press New Product Free sample chapter

    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.

    Age focus: 3–8.

    Softbound, 144 pgs. Full color.

    $34.95  
    $34.95  
  • Creating a Beautiful Mess: Ten Essential Play Experiences for a Joyous Childhood

    Author: Ann Gadzikowski

    Product Code:
    543864 (Softbound)
    543871 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    9781605543864 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554387-1 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-6

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press NAPPA Gold 2015 Free sample chapter

    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.

    Age focus: 3-6.

    $15.95  
    $15.95  
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