Review: Teaching Children Mathematics
"A distinctive feature of the book is the descriptive vignettes, which enliven important aspects of spatial development . . . strengths of the book include the ease with which it can be read, the usefulness of the cross-curricular activities, the depth of the current research used to support the need for the development of spatial literacy skills in young children, and the practicality of the contents. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in giving young children experiences necessary and beneficial for developing spatial literacy."
Review by: Douglas Llewellyn, NSTA Recommends
"In the September 2010 issue of NSTA Reports, NSTA President Alan J. McCormack made imagination, invention, and innovation the key theme of his presidential term. Pollman's Blocks and Beyond serves well to promote this vital initiative."
Review by: Norman Brosterman, author, Inventing Kindergarten
"A welcome bridge between Friedrich Froebel's nature-based pedagogy and important trends in contemporary, kinesthetic, learning research."
Review by: Scott Bultman, President, FroebelUSA, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"A compelling case for block play and spatial literacy as necessary skills for the 21st century workforce."
Review by: Rosalind Charlesworth, Professor Emerita, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
"Very timely . . . provides the conceptual underpinnings for the current interest in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the early childhood and elementary levels. A valuable resource for teachers."
Review by: Linda Adams, Executive Director, Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
"A wonderful resource for teachers and parents of young children to encourage the love of learning—especially in math—and weave spatial development throughout all curriculum areas."