Block Center


   

In the block center, children learn creative ways in which to symbolize the outside world. They work in concrete ways to build structures that can be used as houses, roads, barns, airports, pastures, and for other pretend purposes. The need to plan, collaborate, and problem solve with others helps to build children's social skills as well.

When we play in the block center, we are learning:

cooperation
symbolic representation
planning and evaluating
patterning
problem solving
critical thinking
trial and error
hand/eye coordination
concepts - more, less, big, little, up, down, etc.
sorting and classification