Life size Lincoln Logs made out of pool noodles~ 15 pool noodles from the dollar store, cut in half, cut notches out easily, with scissors = hours and hours of fun playtime! These were my favorite toy as a kid, love the life size!
Good idea - Create a photo book of famous structures from around the world to use in your block center. Great for kindergarten, preschool, and homeschool classrooms! Includes a link for a free structure book!
Construction play area, however I feel it not only a construction area but also having litle bit dramatic play. Children use their imagination to creat, also, there are lot of road signs, which make children to identify and understand each sigh means.
One pinner suggested, "Use train tracks as marble tracks in the block center!" I was just wondering about my existing train table/tracks, and if they are still embraced in this approach our Board appears to be moving in.
mirror in block center awesome A Reggio Emilia-Inspired Classroom using a mirror in the block play area so children can see themselves while building. This also allows children to easily see their constructions from all angles.