January 5, 2022 | Sossi Essajanian
They are a time for children to:
When children learn about each block, they “meet” them. Each block has its own name and this develops a common language between the children so they can work together and discuss their ideas without the help of an adult.
As children meet each block and learn the names, they explore the block’s characteristics and relationship to one another.
two Units are the same as a Double
two Doubles is the same as one Quad.
Or… half of a unit could equal two squares, two pillars or two triangles.
This early work in blocks will facilitate beautiful structures later in the year; reinforces mathematical concepts learned elsewhere; and requires children to work well on a team.