Building Better Block Play Part 1

3 Things Kids Need More Of In The Block Play Area

This video looks at three things kids need more of in most block play areas:

To recap, it appears most early learning settings could use more blocks, more time for block play, and more space for block play.


Increasing availability of these components is challenging for many reasons, including budgets, program philosophy, and staff buy-in to the idea, but any improvements made in these areas is likely to improve the quality of play and learning in your setting. There’s a link to the paper by Lisa Murphy on the session’s resource page if you want to dig deeper into this topic.

Now, some final questions and then we’ll wrap the session up.

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