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Inspired to build : unlocking the potential of block play / Maureen Woodhams ; illustrations Jo Carter ; photographs Maureen Woodhams and Jo Carter.

By: Woodhams, Maureen 1967-.
Contributor(s): Carter, Jo | New Zealand Playcentre Federation.
Auckland, NZ : New Zealand Playcentre Federation, 2008Description: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 15 x 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780908609598 (pbk.).Subject(s): PLAY | PLAY EQUIPMENT | EDUCATIONAL GAMES | PRESCHOOLERS | PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT | MANUAL DEXTERITY | SOCIAL SKILLS | MATHEMATICS | IMAGINATION | CREATIVITY | NEW ZEALAND | BLOCKS | BLOCK BUILDING
Contents:
Introduction -- Why build with blocks? -- The basics on multi-unit blocks -- Other blocks and accessories -- Setting up the block area -- Stages of block building -- The role of adults in block play -- Ideas for extending play.
Summary: Children love blocks. They love to build and knock down and build again. There is something extremely satisfying about handling the wooden shapes, and free wooden blocks are only limited by the imagination [that] the child brings to their play. Blocks are about maths, science, creativity, and so much more ... [This] book is aimed at parents, educators and teachers who are providing learning experiences for groups of children in an early childhood education centre or at home. It provides practical suggestions for stocking, displaying and facilitating play in the block area. ..."--Back cover.
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Erratum slip inserted.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 45).

Introduction -- Why build with blocks? -- The basics on multi-unit blocks -- Other blocks and accessories -- Setting up the block area -- Stages of block building -- The role of adults in block play -- Ideas for extending play.

Children love blocks. They love to build and knock down and build again. There is something extremely satisfying about handling the wooden shapes, and free wooden blocks are only limited by the imagination [that] the child brings to their play. Blocks are about maths, science, creativity, and so much more ... [This] book is aimed at parents, educators and teachers who are providing learning experiences for groups of children in an early childhood education centre or at home. It provides practical suggestions for stocking, displaying and facilitating play in the block area. ..."--Back cover.

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