The value of block building in early childhood programs is reinforced in this new and comprehensive book. Current issues of interest to educators and parents receive special attention: how gender influences block play, establishing home-school connections, choosing and implementing relevant assessments, strategies for incorporating IEP/IFSP goals for children with special needs and abilities, and findings regarding brain development and play. Theory into Practice activities help the user take those important first steps to implementing the strategies discussed.109) Block play activities in the primary classroom offer children many opportunities to develop, strengthen, and use concepts related to physical and logical- mathematical knowledge, as well as to develop language, thinking skills, and socialanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Constructivist Approach to Block Play in Early Childhood|
|Author||:||Karyn Wellhousen, Judith E. Kieff|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2001|