Duration: 2 hours

Accreditation Standard: 2

Are blocks boring or beneficial? Research suggests that blocks are a valuable learning tool that encourages children to become "master builders," they have been found to be a useful tool for self-education where young children can play or work together. As children use blocks to construct and represent their experiences in daily living, they grow across all developmental domains.

This interactive workshop explores the steps Early Childhood Educators can take to encourage children’s involvement in block play. Participants will reflect on ways they can create a block center that is an exciting place for children to play; a center that is attractive and well stocked with blocks, that provides invitation to learning and space for group building and play. We will look at what learning opportunities educators can offer children and what children may discover in using them.

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