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Apr 02

Block Play: Our colleagues take a developmental look

Click the image above to read "A Developmental look at a Rigorous Block Play Program"

Click the image above to read “A Developmental look at a Rigorous Block Play Program”

Much of our team’s research and teacher professional development this year focuses on finding ways to develop children’s spatial thinking – a skill that is connected to achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (known as the STEM disciplines).
We are pleased to share a recently published article that describes a kindergarten block play program developed by Carol Stephenson who teaches at the University of Toronto’s Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School.

In the article, you will find descriptions of learning trajectories for block building and clear ideas for developing a kindergarten block play program that reflects many of the goals identified by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The article is written by Jackman Institute of Child Study/Robertson team member Dr. Joan Moss with Diane Hobensheild Tepylo  and Carol Stephenson.

Click the image to view the article.

 

– Dr. Bev. Caswell

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