Block Play and Constructive Play

Ch. 9 Developmental Benefits of Block Play

Child building with blocks

READ FIRST– Learn about some of the benefits of block play by reading the noted section from the resource below.

CHOOSE ONE– Select at least one of the resources below to learn more about block play.

In this article from Community Playthings, Hansel describes the scientific evidence to support block play in early childhood learning environments. Also, she describes the various spatial skills children develop as they engage in sustained block play.

In this article from NAEYC, Koralek describes ten benefits of block play to young children’s development.

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