Block Play guides
Guides from the UK & internationally, featuring block play.
Arranged, as much as possible, in chronological order, most recent at the top
Froebel Trust pamphlet - Froebel's gifts and block play today by Jane Whinnett MBE
Includes: Intro to Froebel and wooden blocks, block play today, block play and learning, holistic learning, exploring blocks, stages of block play, blocks as symbolic language, observing and recording, setting up a block area, the role of the adult, supporting and extending children's interests, Blocks and STEM or STEAM and blocks in cultural spaces.
Fantastic images too!
Community Playthings - Learning Library article - Building blocks? Brilliant!
Includes: value of 'unit block' and block play, the teacher's role in block play, setting up the environment, the 7 stages of block play and a useful list of sources.
Community Playthings - Learning Library article - Block Play and Maths
Includes history of block play development theory and pulls out relevance to mathematics.
The Benefits of Block Play
A 10 point summary of the aspects of learning that can expect a boost, many originally highlighted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.