Nearly every skill can be encouraged and developed through block play. Feel like you need to run out and purchase wooden or foam blocks? Sure, those are great but not essential. Instead, block play can be encouraged
with items you already have in your home. Shoeboxes (kids and adults), oatmeal containers, paper towel tubes, cardboard boxes - big and small, spice containers, and cups. Look through ...your recycling box and in your closets because your child's next structure is in parts all around your home. Start collecting those containers because tomorrow's tip will describe some benefits to block play and how you can encourage your
child to build. ~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist