Building Better Block Play Part 1

Block Play And Learning

This video looks at the definition of play and all the things kids can learn during block play. Spoiler Alert: block play supports the learning of physical, social, cognitive, and language skills.


A well equipped and thoughtfully managed block play area is ripe with learning opportunities as children play, explore, and discover. It’s important for early learning professionals who understand how learning-rich block play is to help others (parents, administrators, funders) see such learning.

Links to more information on Gray’s Conditions Of Play can be found on the session’s resource page if you want to learn more.

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