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A Head Taller: Let Children Play on Their Own Terms

A Head Taller: Let Children Play on Their Own Terms

“In play, a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior in play it is as though he were a head taller...

Process Over Product

Process Over Product

For young children, play is about experiencing the world: about getting their hands on and into all the things that spark their curiosity. Kids want...

Notch Blocks: Engaging Children in a Fully Integrated Block Building Experience

Notch Blocks: Engaging Children in a Fully Integrated Block Building Experience

By: Cindy Gennarelli M.Ed., Director, Early Childhood Education Innovation, William Paterson University Wooden block building materials are a fundamental and natural manipulative used by children...

Blocks: Play with Toys the Natural Way – Lauren’s Learning Lab, Featuring Dr. Carla Horwitz

Blocks: Play with Toys the Natural Way – Lauren’s Learning Lab, Featuring Dr. Carla Horwitz

In this episode of Lauren’s Learning Lab, mom, architect and teacher, Lauren Magee is joined by Carla Horwitz MS, Dip. Ed, Ed. D and Child Study Center...

Blocks: Play with Toys the Natural Way, Part 2 – Lauren’s Learning Lab, Featuring Dr. Carla Horwitz

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...

Everyday Materials Have the Capacity to be Playful

Everyday Materials Have the Capacity to be Playful

The world is a naturally playful place. Children don’t need to be in a playroom or at a park to explore playfully. In fact, they’re...

Enhance Block Play at Home with Three-Dimensional Lines and Shapes

Enhance Block Play at Home with Three-Dimensional Lines and Shapes

“A simple geometric shape could become any number of things to a child. It could be a truck or a boat or the car of...

Image of a build using Guidecraft Little Bricks outdoors on pavement

Space for Possibility: Using Open-Ended Materials in Child-Centered Play

Young children are always at play. Their minds and bodies are wired to explore their world, no matter the location or context. In and around...

young boy playing with Guidecraft Little Bricks, a natural building toy that makes the perfect holiday gift for kids 3 and up

Unique Holiday Toys and Gifts for the Young Builders in Your Life

If you are looking for unique Hanukkah or Christmas gift inspiration for the little builders in your life, you’ve come to the right place! Guidecraft...

Guidecraft Partners with Martha Stewart and Marquee Brands to Debut The Martha Stewart Living and Learning Kids’ Collection

Guidecraft Partners with Martha Stewart and Marquee Brands to Debut The Martha Stewart Living and Learning Kids’ Collection

Guidecraft®, celebrating 50 years of developing innovative educational and home learning environments, is teaming up with Martha Stewart and Marquee Brands to launch the Martha Stewart™...