Open Ended Block Play Encourages Problem Solving

Block play is a daily activity for Chook. It allows him to express his creativity and problem solve. He is learning concepts of balance, symmetry and design.
Open-Ended Block Play
It brings him so much joy to build, construct and create with our wooden blocks.
Open-Ended Block Play
Discovering concepts of balance, the basics of foundations, ideas of engineering…
Open-Ended Block Play
Open-Ended Block Play
Planning a design…
Open-Ended Block Play
…and construction from his planning.
Open-Ended Block Play
Using blocks to create characters…
Open-Ended Block Play
Open-Ended Block Play
Construction with LEGO DUPLO…
Open-Ended Block Play
Open-Ended Block Play
Open-Ended Block Play

We are very fortunate to have a wonderful collection of blocks. I love blocks for their open ended ability to inspire a variety of creative and manipulative play.

Block Play Materials

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  1. Natural Wooden Blocks
  2. Window Blocks
  3. Rainbow blocks

  1. LEGO DUPLO
  2. Magna Tiles
  3. ZOOBS

Kate from An Everyday Story has a great post about extending block play. A couple of ideas I would like to try is to provide Ooffa with a platform for building, continue to encourage Chook to draw his ideas and I think Strawberry would enjoy the addition of a mirror (in fact, they all would!)

Open-Ended Block Play
How do you encourage your children’s open ended play with block materials?

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