This action research paper, by Lisa “The Ooey Gooey Lady” Murphy, asks the question Do Preschool Teachers Value Block Play? It may provide some insights if you are interested in better supporting block play in your early learning setting.
Overview I was fiddling around with some Loose Parts here at the Explorations Early Learning Intergalactic Headquarters Lab the other day when I stumbled upon
Our eeltoys.com Spokes Kid, Channing, tries building a Domino Block tower–with mixed success.
I head from my early learning buddy Kristen (host of the Q&A with T&K podcast) that her daughter, Channing, was really interested in making videos.
Baskets will be baskets of fun in the block area! Imagine all the sorting and loading and dumping!
These hollow blocks are a simple DIY project. They’ll help kids build big structures and are a way to promote large muscle development.
Asymmetrical blocks like these arches will inspire some interesting play.
Shredded paper in the block area? Just try it.
Thick hunks of log are great for block area seating and more.