Blocks are open-ended play materials; there is no right or wrong way to build with them. Sometimes children start with an idea of what they want to make, at other times, the three dimensional design grows as children place blocks together randomly or in patterns. The creations built in blocks are often reminiscent of things they have seen, and so they will begin to name what they build: a house, road or railway train.
The Block Play template is for a child's portfolio and consists of a typical interest area that you may have set-up in your service setting. It enables you to add 3 images of the child playing in the specific area as well as a description to accommodate the photos. It also has the benefits the child gains through playing within the interest area as well a tick box to Link to The Curriculum (Outcomes, Principles and Practices). The template also features a colour them and clip art images for that particular interest area.
This template is great to add to a Portfolio to help Parents understand that playing with blocks benefits a child. It also includes:
- 3 images boxes
- Description box
- Check boxes for Outcomes, Principles and Practices