ERIC Number: EJ512414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Block Play: Building a Foundation for Literacy.
Stroud, Judith E.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v23 n1 p9-13 Fall 1995
Reviews studies suggesting benefits of block play for literacy development that provides actual reading and writing experiences. Suggests that block play centers can be literacy-enhanced with materials that are authentic, useful, and appropriate, including: thematic books, magazines, architectural blueprints, envelopes, and adding machine tape. Notes observations of preschool settings suggesting children spontaneously use such materials in literacy practices. (JW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Language Acquisition, Learning Centers (Classroom), Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Literacy Education, Manipulative Materials, Play, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Reading Processes, Reading Writing Relationship, Verbal Learning, Visual Learning, Writing Processes
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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