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My students need a brick block set, career figures, friends with diverse abilities, totter tower sets, and traffic signs to enhance learning in the block center.
"Make it taller and add some firefighters!" These are words I hear as children use their creativity and thinking skills in block center. However, many times there are not enough blocks to build the huge building or enough firefighters to put out the fire.
My classroom is a NC PK classroom which consist of 4 and 5 year old children.
We are a Title I funded school which consist of grades Pre-K through fifth grade. For many of the children, this is their first school experience. With this in mind, we want to provide the children with as many hands-on learning opportunities as possible. This will help them gain a love for learning which they will take with them throughout their lifetime. These "Building Adventures" materials will allow young children to learn throughout all domains in a play-based environment.
Block play is a valuable part of cognitive development in young children. With the use of blocks and block accessories, children can piece together shapes to create a bigger picture, whether it is a representation of something they have seen or from their imagination. When young children explore with blocks, they are being nurtured to an understanding for math, science, language and dramatic play. Blocks allow children to piece together different shapes and forms which allow them to be problem solvers and creative thinkers. My students need a brick block set, career figures, friends with diverse abilities, totter tower sets, and traffic signs to enhance learning in the block center.
Block play allows children to become scientist as they build replicas of the world around them.
They experiment with balance, structure, space, and gravity. Block play also is a great hands-on learning tool to begin understanding of math concepts such as shape, size, area, geometry and measurement. When children explore the nature of shapes, this better prepares them for later geometric understanding.
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