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The Role of the Teacher in Block Play

Posted by: Rhonda February 6, 2018

Unit Blocks are one of the most powerful learning tools available for young children. However, their full potential in a classroom is only realized with the support and interest of the teacher.

How can teachers motivate and expand children’s play with blocks? How much should the teacher intervene? What are the most important factors to consider when setting up a block area?

To answer these questions and more, Community Playthings interviewed educators from a variety of programs with a strong block building component. This compilation of their wisdom will make a great staff training tool. Read it here.