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Ann Gadzikowski, MEd

Biography: Ann Gadzikowski
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 Publications Awards.

Ann Gadzikowski, MEd's Books

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  • Story Dictation: A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals

    Author: Ann Gadzikowski
    Product Code: 320160
    ISBN: 978-1-933653-28-0

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    Read a sample chapter and the table of contents from this book!

    You may be missing out on an easy, yet powerful, early learning tool: story dictation—simply listening to children's stories and writing them down word for word.

    Story dictation builds a range of skills, including literacy and abstract thinking abilities, while helping fulfill early learning standards.

     
    Softbound
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  • Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms

    Author: Ann Gadzikowski
    Product Code: 541167
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-116-7

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    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    Nearly every early childhood classroom has an exceptionally bright child-from the child who starts reading independently at age three to the child who would rather take apart his tricycle than ride on it. These strategies help you create a richer learning environment where exceptionally bright children are encouraged to learn beyond prescribed curriculum goals. Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms will help you identify exceptionally bright children, includes ideas help you change the pace, level, or method of teaching in response to the needs of individual children, and provides guidance for working with families.

    192 pages

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

    Author: Ann Gadzikowski
    Product Code: 543864
    ISBN: 9781605543864

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    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.

     
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