9 Developmental Benefits of Block Play
READ FIRST– Learn about some of the benefits of block play by reading the noted section from the resource below.
- Read “Building Blocks for Learning” (p. 14) of The Wisdom of Play: How Children Learn to Make Sense of the World by Community Playthings (~1 minute read)
CHOOSE ONE– Select at least one of the resources below to learn more about block play.
In this article from Community Playthings, Hansel describes the scientific evidence to support block play in early childhood learning environments. Also, she describes the various spatial skills children develop as they engage in sustained block play.
- Ten Things Children Learn from Block Play by Derry Koralek (~7 minute read)
In this article from NAEYC, Koralek describes ten benefits of block play to young children’s development.