A constructivist approach to block play in early childhood by Karyn Wellhousen

By Karyn Wellhousen

This new textual content offers a clean and holistic examine the ongoing relevance of block play to cutting-edge young children. scholars of early adolescence schooling will enjoy the present examine, thought, recommendations and examples of block play and comparable issues which are the focus of this article. an entire background of block play in early early life schooling leads the scholar to present learn on mind improvement. The textual content hyperlinks block play to studying via exploring brain-based study and constructivist theories of studying. The position of the early formative years instructor is absolutely explored, together with organizing the study room, delivering blocks and different fabrics, and documenting the kid's studying.

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When strong emotions are associated with a particular experience, the brain releases adrenaline (a neurotransmitter), which acts as a memory fixative and creates a memory trace within the neural pathways of the brain. The idea that memories may exist physically in the brain leads educators to consider pairing positive emotions such as joy, curiosity, pride, or delight with learning activities (Newberger, 1997; Schiller, 1997; Wolfe & Brandt, 1998). Not all emotions will have a positive effect on the development of neural pathways or learning.

During constructive play, the child uses concrete materials to build or form a representation of objects in her environment or even objects that she imagines. For example, a child may use blocks to build a structure that represents a house. She may even extend her construction to represent a neighborhood. A child’s ability to represent what she is thinking through constructions increases with age and experience. , 1993). A child may use a block to represent a telephone and then pretend to be a doctor calling an ambulance.

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