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Manipulative Center
The Institute for Childhood Education

Manipulative Center

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Playing with Legos, puzzles and other table top toys are enjoyed by most children.  The manipulative center provides many opportunities for children to develop fine motor skills, develop mathematical understandings and creativity. This publication consists of 6 (8 1/2” X 11”) pages of information that includes:

  • The definition of the different types of open-ended and closed materials
  • Basic principles of setting up a manipulative center
  • How manipulative play supports healthy cognitive, social/emotional and physical development of children
  • The four types of manipulatives
  • The role of the teacher
  • Safety considerations
  • Issues of ownership
  • The addition of loose parts
  • Teacher made manipulatives
  • The value of puzzles

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