Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blocks-A Different Perspective

As educators we are all aware of the benefits of block play. It is rewarding to watch children as they move through the various stages; carrying, stacking, bridging, enclosures and eventually structures. One of the common elements in childrens' structures is the square or rectangular base as well as the tendency to place blocks one directly on top of the other. The structures you see above are a result of what happens when a teacher invites children to look at alternate methods.

1 comment:

  1. The opportunities were abundant - the children were so eager to learn and explore new things! I'm the luckiest teacher!