Inspiring Innovation and Creativity in Young Learners

Allison Bemiss, Author

Inspiring Innovation and Creativity in Young Learners helps teachers and other educational stakeholders to promote innovative thinking in children in Pre-K through grade 3. This book:

  • Shares six easy steps that teachers can take to transform the learning experience.
  • Encourages critical and creative thinking in students.
  • Features specific strategies, organizers, and thinking starters (or curiosity catchphrases).
  • Includes easy-to-implement STEAM mini-lessons.
  • Addresses growth mindset, building empathy, making inferences, curiosity, developing meaningful connections with previous learning, self-reflection, and revision.


When we imagine young children becoming the innovators of the future, we envision them conducting science experiments to cure diseases, writing the next great novel, or creating a revolutionary digital tool that brings the world together. This book helps our youngest learners bridge the gap from play-based learning to innovation.

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