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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  • Problem Solving with Young Children: Building Creativity, Critical Thinking and Resilience

    Author: Ann Gadzikowski

    Product Code:
    547671 (Softbound)
    547688 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-767-1 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-768-8 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 2-6
    Available: August 15, 2022

    Description & More Details

    Learn how to take the problems, mistakes, and accidents that occur in the daily lives of young children and turn them into teachable moments. Problem-Solving with Young Children will coach early childhood professionals to develop a range of strategies for helping young children become creative problem solvers, including:

    • Questions to ask
    • Ways to listen
    • Strategies for brainstorming and trying solutions
    • Suggestions for using the scientific method or design thinking to test ideas
    • Methods for reflecting on what worked and what still needs improvement

    $29.95  
    $29.95  
  • Young Architects at Play: STEM Activities for Young Children

    Author: Ann Gadzikowski

    Product Code:
    547008 (Paperback)
    547015 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-700-8 (Paperback)
    978-1-60554-701-5 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-6
    Full Color

    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  
    $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  
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