The construction area is a hub of action. There is so much learning happening in this space, from building towers-to creating cities. The work being done here is empowering the engineers of the future.
Items for this space can be particularly expensive. A quality set of unit blocks can set you back hundreds of dollars. You will also find the cost of building accessories, such as pretend people, vehicles, and building sets, starts to add up.
Below you will find a collection of Free and DIY blocks/building sets, and building accessories that you can create for a fraction of the cost. I'm highlighting some of my favorite ideas from around the web, and ideas that have been shared in our FB Community.
So much learning happens in the Block or Construction center in the classroom. This is a fun center where children can have fun while working on dexterity, fine motor skills, problem-solving, a variety of math and science skills, hand-eye-coordination, and creative expression.
Explore famous world landmarks right from the comfort of your own learning environment.
The block center provides many learning opportunities for preschoolers. In this center they are learning essential math skills, using their imagination, scientific reasoning, teamwork, motor skill development and more!
This Landmarks Around the World encourages children to create new and interesting structures; promoting problem-solving and an interest in the world they live in.
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Pattern Blocks are a fantastic tool for building math skills!
When children use Pattern Blocks they are working on early geometry skills, on-to-one correspondence, creativity, proportion, comparing, spatial visualization, learning the properties of shapes, and more!
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