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Blocks

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* Math concepts are explored and put to practical use, including: shape, size, length, weight, and spatial relationships such as symmetry. At different stages, children create stacks, lines, towers and then bridges

and enclosures. Designs and patterns gradually emerge. The older the child, the more complex the building becomes.

* Science concepts are investigated, including: gravity, balance, stability and cause and effect.

* Language, vocabulary and symbolic thought are increased.

* Children’s confidence in making decisions and choices and self expression are enhanced.

* Coordination develops so eyes and hands and small and large muscles work together, which in turn prepares kids for success in reading and writing…

* When it comes to block play, it’s all in the imagination.

          --Karen Stephens, Parenting Exchange—Power of Play Library #2 CHILD CARE INFORMATION EXCHANGE, 2002

 

I love blocks, I love blocks,

See how they stack, see how they stack.

I love to stack them in the air,

I love to stack them everywhere.

If they fall down, I don’t care.

I love blocks.

            --Jean Warren

 

1 little, 2 little, 3 little blocks,

4 little, 5 little, 6 little blocks,

7 little, 8 little, 9 little, blocks,

10 little blocks all make a tower.

CRASH!

 

Good night, Sweet One, open the door,

Time to pick up the toys on the floor!

Instead you stop to play with your blocks,

Don’t forget to watch the clock!

            --Karen Pandell

 

This is the way we stack the blocks,

Stack the blocks, stack the blocks.

This is the way we stack the blocks,

On this beautiful day.

 

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