What will my little group of preschoolers do with the blocks today? I am a very lucky teacher and I get surprises almost daily with new construction each time. Scroll down for a look at my latest surprise…
Surprise Isn’t this impressive? So well balanced! Those little engineers are becoming very skilled indeed.
So what am I learning (as a child) when I engage in block construction?
to build with my hands to improve my gross and fine motor coordination
to compare sizes and shapes
to sort, classify, and count
to share and work cooperatively
to try out my ideas and problem solve
to use my imagination
Learning and play cannot be separated! Play is the work of children. And what an amazing job they have done.