Mike Mulligan, Hipster Hero

Mike Mulligan, Hipster Hero

The search continues for picture books to include in an early childhood robotics curriculum. As I wrote in previous blog posts, it’s surprisingly difficult to find a robot picture book that demonstrates robotics concepts. Granted, I’m looking at storybooks, not...
More Robot Books!

More Robot Books!

I continue on my quest to find terrific picture books about robots, suitable for use in an early childhood classroom. I’m looking for an engaging story, eye-catching illustrations, and some aspect of plot or characterization that accurately illustrates concepts from a...
The Robot as Literary Figure

The Robot as Literary Figure

Recently I gathered a collection of picture books about robots (thank you, Evanston Public Library) as part of my work developing robotics curricula for young children. I’m looking for some engaging read-alouds that will spark creative, critical thinking around the...
Small World Play

Small World Play

Recently I’ve seen the phrase “small world play” pop up in social media to describe children’s play with little plastic people and tiny animal figures. I’ve noticed that when “small world play” is used on Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook most frequently it refers to...

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