Block Play blogs
Find a selection of Block Play blogs below. The various blogs explore topics such as: block play and gender, block play and STEM, block play and maths.
Alistair Bryce-Clegg's Blog - (abc does a blog)
This blog explores the statement: 'No girls in my construction areas - does it matter?' Discussion of issues of equal access to provision, identifies the core skills that children learn through construction play and what other areas of provision these skill can be learned.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (naeyc) (US)
A Q&A: What the Research Tells us about Block Play and STEM Leaning
Interview with a woman who set up BLOCKfest - a research-based initiative designed to equip children ages 8 mo.-8 yrs. (and their families) with STEM skills through block play focusing on the importance of block play and how families can support young children’s STEM learning at home.
The Empowered Educator - Extending Block Play for Early Learning
' There is absolutely no wrong or right way to play with blocks or even what the definition of a ‘block' might be! Every child is unique in the way that they choose to approach this material and that is why I believe blocks are such a valuable tool to encourage open-ended play and learning.'
Full of great images and top tips & inspiration to invite interesting block play.