The block center can be a wonderful place for children to play and learn. A well designed basic block center is a terrific, fun activity for the children; is conducive to meaningful learning; promotes a high level of pretend play and creativity; and supports healthy growth in all four major developmental realms: social, emotional, cognitive and physical.
Course Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Explain how your block center should be arranged to facilitate use, safety and adult supervision.
- List the basic components that should be included in your block center.
- Discuss the ways that block play promotes meaningful learning and the acquisition of skills in all areas of the children's development.