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Constructivist Approach to Block Play in Early Childhood - 01 edition

Constructivist Approach to Block Play in Early Childhood (ISBN10: 0766815374; ISBN13: 9780766815377)
ISBN13: 978-0766815377
ISBN10: 0766815374

Summary: The value of block building in early childhood programs is reinforced in this new and comprehensive book. Current issues of interest to educators and parents receive special attention: how gender influences block play, establishing home-school connections, choosing and implementing relevant assessments, strategies for incorporating IEP/IFSP goals for children with special needs and abilities, and findings regarding brain development and play. Theory into Practice act
ivities help the user take those important first steps to implementing the strategies discussed.

Benefits:
  • Description of current early age brain development research supports value of block play
  • Scenarios demonstrate the developmental stages of block play
  • Guidelines for starting block building programs provide constructive strategies in early childhood classrooms
  • Exploration of teacher/parent roles in facilitating block play enhances child's learning processes
  • Techniques to include children with special needs expand outreach of block and building activities
...show more
Summary: The value of block building in early childhood programs is reinforced in this new and comprehensive book. Current issues of interest to educators and parents receive special attention: how gender influences block play, establishing home-school connections, choosing and implementing relevant assessments, strategies for incorporating IEP/IFSP goals for children with special needs and abilities, and findings regarding brain development and play. Theory into Practice activities help the user take those important first steps to implementing the strategies discussed.

Benefits:
  • Description of current early age brain development research supports value of block play
  • Scenarios demonstrate the developmental stages of block play
  • Guidelines for starting block building programs provide constructive strategies in early childhood classrooms
  • Exploration of teacher/parent roles in facilitating block play enhances child's learning processes
  • Techniques to include children with special needs expand outreach of block and building activities
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
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Publisher: Delmar Publications
Year Published: 2001
International: No

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