Geometry and Loose Parts

Blocks are our #1 pick for an essential tool of early childhood education. By combining an established system, such as Unit Blocks, with loose parts and found objects, children are able to embrace new engineering skills while exploring their creativity.

Allie Bishop Pasquier, an Early Childhood Educator and the founder of Play Lab, talks about ways to encourage child-centered experiences with open-ended materials that spark their curiosity, allowing adults to create space, step back, and observe.

Architect, teacher and mom, Lauren Magee, takes us on a tour of her recently modified space to help other families as they transition to home-learning.

The universal connection between a child’s tactile discovery and artistic expression.

Gryphon House author, Kristen M. Kemple, PhD, shares why pretend play is a key ingredient of childhood development.


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