Engaging Young Engineers
Angi Stone-MacDonald, Kristen Wendell, Anne Douglass, Mary Lu Love
Brookes Publishing Company
PO Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
9781598576535, $36.95, 216pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Helping young children develop problem-solving skills and boosting their kindergarten readiness, thereby setting them up for long-term success in STEM subjects is the primary task of the classroom teacher. "Engaging Young Engineers: Teaching Problem Solving Skills Through STEM" is a timely and practical instruction guide that focuses upon supporting the problem-solving skills of all young children by teaching them basic practices of engineering and five types of critical thinking skills (Curiosity, Persistence, Flexibility, Reflection, and Collaboration)--and discovering how to sharpen all these skills as a teacher! Using a clear instructional framework and fun activities tailored for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, classroom teachers will help...