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Block Play - 8th March 2022

Spontaneous: Today we had another day inside due to the rain the children decided to play with the wooden blocks. Jenayah and Marlee got the blocks out first and they chose to stack the blocks on top of each other. I asked the girls if they could count how many blocks they had. They both looked at me and they stacked more blocks on top as the tower got taller, the blocks tumbled over and they both laughed. Nathan, Hunter and Kavith came over to the block area and sat down and Hunter picked up some blocks and started to build with them, then he got one block and held it up to his ear and then Kavitha(educator) held a block up to her ear and pretended to talk to Hunter, Hunter then started to babble back whilst holding the block up to his ear. Nathan chose to play with the magnetic blocks he picked one up at a time and put them together.When Kavith came over to the block area he started to build and make a tower with the blocks as he was building, Hunter came over and knocked the tower over Hunter laughed. Kavith just looked and then moved away we encouraged Kavith to come back to the block area which he did and then he started to make another tower. After the children were finished playing with the blocks we encouraged them to pack the blocks away. Block play offers an open-ended, creative and valuable play and learning experience available to every setting. It offers children freedom – to explore, take apart, and put back together any block-based creation they can think of.

Link to Pedagogical Documentation

EYLF Outcomes

Outcomes: 5: Children are effective communicators Elements: 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes. The children were using both verbal and nonverbal communication during block play.

Service Philosophy

  • Koala Corner, Philosophy, 2020.pdf

Play allows children to explore, discover, negotiate, take risks, create meaning, and problem solve.


Critical reflection As an educator,, I provided an open-ended activity because block play has no limits on how you use the blocks. I encouraged their language bit nonverbal and verbal skills by asking them questions about counting. The children responded nonverbal and Kavitha encouraged verbal language when using the block as a phone when talking to Hunter. Follow up Add wooden animals to blocks

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