TAIP Online Workshop
Get a bigger carpet! (Blocks)
Lisa LOVES blocks, likes to play with blocks, likes to reflect on the history of blocks, likes to observe block play, and likes talking about how block play connects with all four domains of DAP.
While she initially set out to investigate whether or not preschool teachers value block play, an extensive literature review did not reveal existing data that explored this question. However, it did suggest five consistent variables which indicated the value of block play: their attitude toward blocks, the amount of classroom time and space allotted for block play, the materials offered in the block area, and teacher involvement with children in the block center.
During this session, Lisa shares an informal overview of her research, some of her findings, a brief history of block play, various stages of block building, and how blocks, and block play in general, connects to all four domains within DAP.
Social Emotional Learning: Strategies for Preventing, Pinpointing, and Helping Young Children Develop Self-Regulatory Skills
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