Block Play (Toy Library)

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Block Play

Block play is open ended. Your child’s creations can be anything they want it to be from a rocket blasting off in to space, to a farmyard or fairy garden. The possibilities are endless! There is no right or wrong way to play with blocks.

Block play allows your child to develop in all areas of learning. For example Maths; balance, estimation, patterns sizes. Physical development; spatial awareness, development of hand and finger muscles Language; telling the story of what they are creating. Personal social and emotional; self-resilience when challenge occurs, confidence in achieving their goal and overcoming obstacles.

In your bag you have a few wooden blocks to get you started, but there will lots of other things around your house you can add; empty containers and boxes...so get washing out the used butter tub!

 

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Useful links:

Toy Library - Heuristic Play
Toy Library - Share a Story
Toy Library - Play Dough
Toy Library - Mark Making
Toy Library - Block Play