Oct
04
2007

The building blocks of language are…

Playing with blocks helps young children develop language skills: Photo by chaim zvi from Flickr.com
Playing with blocks helps young children develop language skills: Photo by chaim zvi from Flickr.com

…building blocks. A new study shows that children who play with blocks develop greater language skills. The theory is that playing with the blocks forces children to think about what they’re doing, assigning names to the pieces, the structures and the activities.

I especially liked this line:

“[U]nstructured play with blocks stimulates thinking, memory and physical mastery of objects….”

Say, isn’t that what museum exhibits try to do?

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jenz says:

a very nice article.

posted on Tue, 07/15/2008 - 1:37am

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