Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry

Blocks: Back in the Spotlight Again!

September 7, 2017
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Many early childhood experts, including Friedrich Froebel, Caroline Pratt, Harriet Johnson, Elizabeth Hirsch, and Mary Jo Pollman, have documented the value of blocks for children's learning, offering evidence that when children are given time to plan, construct, and create with blocks, they develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically (Hansel 2017,  5) This evidence is now being confirmed by scientists using new technologies to see the inner workings of the brain.

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