{Play & Learn} Links for Construction Play

“Construction play involves manipulating one or multiple elements of the play environment to construct something new. This may involve all sorts of construction methods – stacking, assembling, disassembling, sorting or moulding, to name a few.

Construction play develops all types of skills and behaviours;

  • The physical skills necessary to manipulate and control the chosen toy or material
  • Problem solving skills
  • The ability to plan the use of materials to see a design idea become a reality
  • The ability to test ideas
  • Perseverance in the face of construction challenges
  • When working with others, team work behaviours necessary to successfully and collaboratively complete a task together.”

Read more about extending construction play here –  Types of Play: Constructing

{Play & Learn} Links for Construction Play

A Reggio Inspired Block Corner : An Everyday Story

Block Play : Prepare To Play

Block Play is Important Work : Picklebums

Complex Materials Prompt Inventive Design : Zella Said Purple

Angry Bird Stacks : Adventures at Home With Mum

Building with Playdough and Wooden Blocks : Picklebums

Building with Plastic Plates,  Cups and Bowls : Learn with Play at Home

An Eggs-cellent Idea : Fur Lined Toilet Seats

Lego Fun Friday Tallest Structure Challenge : Frugal Fun for Boys (be sure to check out the other weekly Lego challenges)

Create Miniature Houses : Irresistible Ideas for play Based Learning

Toilet Paper Rolls Rock and Roll : Boy Mama Teacher Mama

Wood Construction with Hot Glue : Picklebums

Engineering with Ramp Making Materials : Teach Preschool

Building Dens : Nurturestore

What is your child’s favourite resource for constructive play?

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  1. Thanks for including a link of ours, Christie. How gorgeous are those mini houses from Irresistible Ideas? Some great ideas here that we look forward to giving a go!

  2. Hey! I love your posts and thanks for sharing all the links on construction play. I need the ideas to entertain my 8 year old and 6 year old. There are so many wonderful blogs out there and I just started with the frugal fun for boys blog.

  3. Christie
    Just saw that you included Zella in your post! Thanks so much! So appreciate being in the company of so many wonderful blogger friends who construct while playing 🙂 Cheers! Jeanne

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