Block play is a great way to build skills that we ordinarily think of as academic or school-related.
Blocks are especially beneficial when children are allowed to freely explore and manipulate the blocks in a variety of engaging ways. Children’s creativity is further expanded through encouragement to make their own accessories from throw away junk items.
When it comes to blocks, it’s all in their imaginations.. As part of our medieval theme, we spent one week learning about castles. During this week, we constructed castles with a variety of different materials. For this one specifically, we created castles out of golden cups. Students were encouraged to create their structures, and then once finished, to count them.