In the block room we previously stored our blocks in tubs. Reading about how unit blocks are stored in early education centres really got me thinking. We had a playstand sitting unused so we've turned it into shelving.
- Blocks are not just for toddlers or the very young. Children of all ages can learn through block work.
- Working with blocks can be very physical. It's not about a child sitting and playing quietly. It can be about movement and learning through movement.
- Working with blocks can be very social. Children can learn about social rules while working with blocks (even if it's with a parent or a sibling!).
- To use language with block work. While it's important not to break the concentration of the child, block work can involve dialogue. There are words you can give your child and concepts you can explore while working with blocks.
- There are stages of block work. Otis is in the discovery stage. Caspar by looking at these photographs is at patterns and pretending.