Presentation on theme: "Blocks Creative Curriculum Interest Area Adapted from Creative Curriculum, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Blocks Creative Curriculum Interest Area Adapted from Creative Curriculum, 2010
Creating an Environment for Block Play Location Away from traffic and clearly defined by shelves in the corner of a room Ample space to build without getting in each other’s way Near other noisy activities Furnishings Smooth, low-pile carpeting Shelving for blocks and props Materials Blocks: hardwood, hollow, foam, Legos, shaped Props: people, animals, road signs, cars, trucks, trains, tools, logs, PVC pipes, cardboard tubes, maps, pulleys and string, blueprints, rulers and measuring tapes, craft sticks, shoe boxes, tape Books related to construction
Literacy -Expand vocabulary & oral language, learn about print, letters, and words by encouraging sign making Mathematics -Number concepts, patterning, weights and measures, size concepts, matching, and shape identification, problem solving Social Skills -maintaining proximity, sharing, trading, turn taking, cooperative play, resolving conflicts and negotiating Physical Skills - hand eye coordination, bilateral motor coordination, Science- explore life science and physical science, compare & contrast Social Studies- spaces and geography, concepts related to people and how they live The Arts- promote imaginary play skills & creativity Technology -explore basic operations and concepts
Stages of Block Play Stage One: Carrying Blocks Stage Two: Piling Blocks & Making Roads
Stage 3: Connecting Blocks to Create Structures Stage 4: Making Elaborate Constructions
The Teacher’s Role Your involvement makes block play more meaningful.