ERIC Number: ED415007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
A Parent's Guide to Imaginative Block Play: Why Blocks Are Still One of America's Favorite Toys.
T.C. Timber/Habermaass Corp., Skaneateles, NY.
This brochure, developed by a manufacturer of wooden blocks and trains, offers advice on the selection and use of toy blocks with children. The guide asserts that blocks, while often thought of as the most simple of toys, have great strength as creativity builders. Topics discussed in the brochure include: "Why We Want Our Children to Play"; "Why We Want Them to Play with Toys"; "What Is Creativity?"; "Why Are Some People More Creative than Others?"; "A Word about Safety"; "Why Blocks Are Perfect for Exercising Creativity"; "Different Blocks for Different Children"; "Stages of Development in Block Play"; "How We Can Help Our Children Play"; "Why Buy a Quality Set of Blocks?"; various kinds of blocks; and a brief history of toy manufacturer T.C. Timber. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Creative Activities, Creative Development, Creativity, Manipulative Materials, Play, Safety, Toys
T.C. Timber/Habermaass Corp., P.O. Box 42, Skaneateles, NY 13152; phone: 800-468-6873; World Wide Web: www.tctimber.com
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: T.C. Timber/Habermaass Corp., Skaneateles, NY.