Building Better Block Play Part 1

Block Play And Learning

https://vimeo.com/398351849 We included a bunch of links to more information on Gray's Conditions Of Play on the session's resource page if you want to learn more.

Building Better Block Play Part 1

CRASHING And Cleanup

CRASHING And Cleanup Now, let's look at two common block play activities that often generate friction in early learning settings--CRASHING and cleanup. CRASHING CRASHING down what they create is an…

Building Better Block Play Part 1

Managing The Environment To Support Block Play

Managing The Environment To Support Block Play In this short video, we look at the importance of supporting children's physical and emotional needs in the block play environment. https://vimeo.com/398082861 Conclusion…

Building Better Block Play Part 1

Block Play Rules And Management

How do we best balance safety with children's need to explore and challenge themselves during block play? To begin exploring this question, check out these videos: Block Play Rules And…

Building Better Block Play Part 1

Johnson’s Stages Of Block Play

Below, we'll take a look at the 7 stages of block play that Harriet Johnson outlined in her 1933 book, The Art Of Block Building. Carrying & Exploring In this…

Building Better Block Play Part 1

About Harriet Johnson

Harriet Merrill Johnson (1886-1934) was a researcher, author, and one of the founders of the Bureau Of Education Experiments (now known as Bank Street College Of Education) and the first…