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 not...
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.”...
Tech Teacher Workshops

Tech Teacher Workshops

Spread the word! In January I’ll be leading a series of teacher workshops for early childhood and primary grade teachers and administrators. The workshops will take place at Northwestern University in Evanston. We’ll discuss how to introduce coding and robotics...
Build that Code!

Build that Code!

Here is an excerpt from my new blog post for the Center for Talent Development: Two young children play with wooden blocks and plastic dinosaur toys. They create a zig zag path of blocks and move the dinosaurs down the path one by one, all in a row. As they play, the...

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