FREE Can You Build This? Block Center Building Cards
FREE set of 12 printable block center cards. "Can You Build This?" - Children will have fun trying to build/recreate these designs, and can even create their own! You can snap pictures of your students'/children's creations and add them to your set :o) Laminate and attach these cards to key rin...
The End of the School Year 2013-2014...
Another year has come to an end! This last week we just enjoyed the friendships that were cultivated this year. As they played, here are som...
BLOCK PROMPT - WHY BLOCK PLAY IS IMPORTANT AND HOW TO PROMOTE IT
Block Prompt - Why Block Play is Important and How to Promote It - How to encourage block play in Early Childhood - there are so many reasons why it is important to encourage block play in early childhood, in this post I share some of these reasons along with some easy to make challenge cards to prompt play | you clever monkey
25+ Wooden Block Activities for Preschoolers
A great collection of wooden block activities for preschoolers, kindergartners, and homeschoolers. Includes links to non-traditional block ideas, too.
How to Inspire Awesome Castle Engineering Projects for Kids
Introduce engineering projects for kids in the early childhood classroom with pictures of real castles. Literacy, math, science, and lots of building fun! Includes a free printable to try out in your own block center.
How to Set Up the Blocks Center in an Early Childhood Classroom - Pocket of Preschool
How to set up the blocks center in your early childhood classroom (with ideas, tips, and book list) plus block center freebies!
STEM & Blocks Center Props for the Whole Year - Pocket of Preschool
Blocks & STEM prop idea list for the WHOLE year, every season, holiday, and theme! Make it an amazing place for your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten engineers. #preschool #prek #kindergarten #STEM #blockscenter
19+ Sensational Carpet Cleaning Hacks Irons Ideas
Inexpensive Carpet Cleaning Hacks Irons Ideas.19+ Sensational Carpet Cleaning Hacks Irons Ideas
Make a Book of World Structures for Your Block Center
Create a book of structures for the block center, whether in kindergarten, preschool, or at home. Perfect for exploring STEM concepts and inspiring children as they create and build in the block center. Includes a link to a free printable.
What Children's Books Should Be in the Block Center?
You should definitely add some of these children's books to the block center! Check out engineering, building, and construction books for kids that would fit perfectly in the kindergarten or preschool block center. Over 45 block center books to consider.
Developmental Stages of Block Play
Block play is such an important part of the early childhood classroom. It provides potent opportunities for creativity, imagination, problem solving, and foundational mathematical understandings. It is something that actually has a developmental sequence to it - like writing or drawing. I love to watch the expansion of block play in the kindergarten. It becomes such a world in itself! I find it fascinating that the way children use the blocks can actually tell me something about their…