Building Better Block Play Part 1

Building Better Block Play Part 1 Conclusion

You made it to the end!

Here’s a quick review and then info on how to access the session evaluation and resource page–and get your certificate:

There are 7 stages of block play:

  1. Carrying & Exploring
  2. Forming Rows & Stacks
  3. Bridging Space
  4. Creating Enclosures
  5. Balanced & Decorative Patterns
  6. Naming Structures
  7. Building Representations

We can support block play by creating an environment responsive to children’s physical and emotional needs. It’s helpful to step back and reflect on our methods and make changes as needed.

Items from these categories will enhance block play:

  • Measuring Tools
  • Writing Materials
  • Containers
  • Dramatic Play Props
  • Tape

Block play is also improved when children have more:

  • Blocks
  • Time For Block Play
  • Space For Block Play


After marking this final lesson complete, you’ll be done with the session. We’ll get your quizzes graded as soon as possible and email a PDF file with links to the session’s resource page and the session evaluation. Once the evaluation is submitted, we’ll email your personalized certificate.

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