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Recent Blog Posts

The Joy and Intrigue of Broken Toys

The Joy and Intrigue of Broken Toys

  Toys break. Wheels pop off axles, dolls lose their hair or even their heads, and the batteries inside mechanical pets weaken and die. As parents and teachers, we often try to protect young children from these events, repairing and replacing toys while they’re...

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My New Book for Prufrock Press

My New Book for Prufrock Press

For the past three years, in my role as Early Childhood Coordinator at Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development, I have been writing, piloting, and revising a coding and robotics curriculum for PreK to Grade 3 called "Tech Beginnings." I'm pleased to...

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Sneak Peek: Robotics and Young Children

Sneak Peek: Robotics and Young Children

My book Robotics for Young Children: STEM Activities and Simple Coding is in the final stages of production and I'm particularly happy about the design and photos. As I was writing the book I imagined the organization as similar to a cookbook. I wanted each section to...

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Upcoming Events

Story Time

Ann frequently leads Saturday morning story time sessions at Evanston’s favorite independent bookstore.

Location:  Bookends & Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois

Next session: Saturday, July 29,   10:30 a.m.

Book Launch Party!

Celebrating the release of Robotics for Young Children

Location: Bookends & Beginnings, Evanston
Date: Saturday October 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm

NAEYC Annual Conference

Coding Constructions: Hands-On Activities that Teach Computer Science Concepts

Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: November 15-18, 2017

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