More to Children’s Block Play Than Just Play

There’s More to Children’s Block Play Than Meets the Eye

Here’s the scene. Five of the child care children and I are on the floor in the block area. It’s a carpeted area with lots of wooden blocks that are different sizes and shapes. And there are play accessory items, like plastic cars and animals. Jessica is the first to put an idea into action. She says she’s building a farm. The others join in, no formal invitation needed. As Jessica builds a house for the farm, the other children casually share suggestions: “We’ll need a fence for the animals.” And so Derek starts on the fence…… read more

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