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Block Center
The Institute for Childhood Education

Block Center

Regular price $1.99

The block center supports the development of early math and science skills. Research indicates that the ability to build complex block structures at age 4 predicts high math scores through high school. This publication consists of 6 (8 1/2” X 11”) pages of information that includes:

  • Basic principles of setting up a block center
  • How block play contributes to healthy cognitive, social/emotional and physical development of children
  • The stages of block play
  • The types of blocks and how many to provide
  • The role of the teacher in block play
  • Appropriate accessories to support block play
  • Children’s literature to include in the block center
  • Safety guidelines
  • Responding to children’s block play

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