Blocks: Play with Toys the Natural Way, Part 2 – Lauren’s Learning Lab, Featuring Dr. Carla Horwitz
In this episode, mom, architect and teacher, Lauren Magee, continues her conversation with Yale University’s Dr. Carla Horwitz about Unit Blocks and what makes them the most essential toy during early childhood. Carla shares her passionate knowledge about block play and early childhood education and explains why blocks are the ultimate natural toy for young children. See why Carla and Lauren think it is so important for parents to engage and listen during playtime and learn the power of open-ended questions during hands-on learning.
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Lauren Magee is the design principal at LK Magee Architecture + Design. Her years of professional experience as an executive level architect, her role as an associate professor of architecture at Drexel University and Illinois Institute of Technology, her recent tenure as an elected school board member, her previous work as Guidecraft's director of environmental design, and her current work with students and teachers at all levels combine to enrich her inspired approach in the design of learning environments.