The Importance of Block Play

2013-02-13 10.23.55Block  play is a great way to build skills that we ordinarily think of as academic or school-related. Blocks are especially beneficial when children are allowed to freely explore and manipulate the blocks in a variety of engaging ways.  Children’s creativity is further expanded through encouragement to make their own accessories from throw away junk items. When it comes to blocks, it’s all in their imaginations!”
–  Karen Stephens, Director of Illinois State University Child Care Center and ISU  instructor (GO Redbirds!)

Click on the picture below to open a ThingLink. Each dot on the ThingLink picture contains information regarding the importance of block play or pictures to add to your construction center to encourage more complex building.

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