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Block play introduction

Block play and construction play is an important aspect of loose parts play which builds and develops a wide range of skills and physical traits.

Look through the other sections in block play to find out more benefits of block play.

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Block play is an aspect of loose parts play which supports children’s learning and provides a range of opportunities and experiences in different development areas:

  • STEM activities can be observed when watching children using blocks in stacking, sorting & counting activities

  • language development - discussion, description and new vocabulary

  • physicality - gross motor and fine motor skills

  • problem solving and risk awareness: will the stack topple over?

  • social and emotional - as children play together negotiations, turn-taking and sharing blocks can all be observed

  • imaginative play & storytelling

Nature blocks

Muddy Faces recognises the importance of block play and construction and have developed a range of UK-grown wood construction and block play resources. In 2022 we re-developed our Noggins range and re-branded them as Nature Blocks.

Nature Blocks enables 'unit block' play as many of the pieces are designed at standard heights (2cm, 5cm and 10cm) so they can be stacked to work as 'units'.

Nature Blocks - Mini

£8.49 exVAT

This set of mini tree blocks provide a natural open-ended resource for construction, small world and block play provision. Bring nature into your setting with these natural UK grown wooden blocks. This miniature set contains 16 beautifully sanded UK wood noggins ...

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Nature Blocks - 450 pieces

£499.99 exVAT

These tree blocks provide a sustainable open-ended resource to enhance small world, construction and block play provision. Bring nature into your setting with these natural UK Grown wooden blocks. This set contains beautifully sanded UK wood noggins; including platforms and uniquely ...

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