A Constructivist Approach to Block Play in Early Childhood / Edition 1by Wellhousen, Judith Kieff, Karyn Wellhousen
Pub. Date: 12/05/2000
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This new text provides a fresh and holistic look at the continued relevance of block play to today's children. Students of early childhood education will benefit from the current research, theory, strategies and examples of block play and related topics that are the main focus of this text. A complete history of block play in early childhood education leads the
This new text provides a fresh and holistic look at the continued relevance of block play to today's children. Students of early childhood education will benefit from the current research, theory, strategies and examples of block play and related topics that are the main focus of this text. A complete history of block play in early childhood education leads the student to current research on brain development. The text links block play to learning by exploring brain-based research and constructivist theories of learning. The role of the early childhood teacher is fully explored, including organizing the classroom, providing blocks and other materials, and documenting the children's learning.
- Cengage Learning
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- New Edition
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- 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Table of Contents
Preface. Section I: Chapter 1: The History and Evolution of Blocks for Learning and Play. Chapter 2: Brain Development and Learning. Chapter 3: Stages of Block Play. Chapter 4: Teacher's Role in Promoting and Assessing Block Play. Section II: Chapter 5: Block Play in Infancy and the Toddler Years. Chapter 6: Block Play for Preschool and Kindergarten Children. Chapter 7: Block Play in the Primary Grades. Chapter 8: Including Everyone in Block Play. Appendix A: Toy Preference Inventory. Glossary. Index.
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I recently used this book as a resource for my action research project for my masters degree and found it very readable and informative.
If you are opening a new day care center, this is the book for you! It gives good tips on setting up your block center, info on Froebel blocks, and a diagram of which block is which. This book is written by the best author in the world,my mom, Karyn Wellhousen, and her friend Judy Kieth, who used to be my next door neighbor. So, I know both of these women very well and I know that my mom put alot of hard work and effort into this book because it took her more than two years to write it! She even had to go take the pictures her self! So, buy this book and you will see, it's the best book ever!