10 Benefits of Block Play for toddlers and preschoolers from The Way He Plays

(Why) Blocks Rock! 10 Benefits of Block Play for toddlers and preschoolers from The Way He Plays

Encourage the kiddos get even more creative with their building!

Extending Block Play in the Building Center

Extending Block Play in the Building Center - Fun-A-Day! Great ideas and some other sites listed as well.

Block Play at Home - easy ideas that don't cost a bomb! - what we use for block play

Block Play at Home

Block Play at Home - easy ideas that don't cost a lot- save open ended materials and recyclables !

Lots of fun ideas for block play challenges!

Block Prompt - Why Block Play is Important and How to Promote It

Challenge cards for block play. I remember having these types of blocks with just the outline of the finished shape, and having to figure it out. Loved it! Perfect for the kindergarten lesson

Symmetry with Mirrors & Tessellating Block Play

Tall Mirror - Paint On The Ceiling: Learn about Symmetry with Mirrors & Tessellating Block Play

How to set up the blocks center in your early childhood classroom (with ideas, tips, and book list) plus block center freebies

How to set up the blocks center in your early childhood classroom!

Encouraging Block Play {With Girls} | Happiness is here- great block play inspiration here

Encouraging Block Play {With Girls

DIY roads in the block center using play tape!

Exploring PlayTape {Product Review

Yoga Mat - DIY roads in the block center using play tape! - Yoga Mat by DynActive- inch Thick Premium Non Slip Eco-Friendly with Carry Strap- TPE Material The Latest Technology in Yoga- High Density Memory Foam- Non Toxic, Latex Free, PVC Free

Block prompts. Pictures to give ideas for building, seeing if they can recreate the picture. Talks about how block play is important.

Block Prompt - Why Block Play is Important and How to Promote It

LOVE this! Contact paper turned over and taped with the sticky side up - foam blocks stick to it!

Contact paper turned over and taped with the sticky side up - foam blocks stick to it! OR Attach magnets to the back of foam blocks!

An example of how to expand block play with art media and loose parts to encourage pretend play and representation of ideas based on the unique interests of the child. Reggio inspired.

Exploring Reggio: Expanding Block Play

Expanding Block Play (with art media and loose parts to encourage pretend play and representation of ideas based on the unique interests of the child)

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