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...
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.”...
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...
The Curious Doll Is Now Available on Amazon

The Curious Doll Is Now Available on Amazon

My new photo book is now available for purchase as an ebook on Amazon! Many young children are  fascinated by the opportunity to take machines apart and discover the mysteries inside. I created Take Apart a Clock for a STEM enrichment class I led this winter and...

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