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Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development  >  Approaches to Learning
The Power of Block Play

Are the blocks in your classroom stacked on a shelf, gathering dust or used only occasionally as one of the choice time activities?

Since Friedrich Frobel introduced blocks to kindergarten more than 150 years ago, researchers have attributed numerous developmental benefits to block play. Benefits include the development of motor skills; classification ability, social skills, language, early mathematical skills and spatial reasoning. Despite all these benefits, many programs do not have a coherent block program. This class will examine the stages of block building and discuss how to encourage all the children’s interest, engagement, and persistence in block play.




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