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ERIC Number: EJ631426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0044-0728
Blocks as a Tool for Learning: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.
Hewitt, Karen
Young Children, v56 n1 p6-10,12-13 Jan 2001
Examines the central historical and contemporary role of blocks and construction toys in early childhood education. Describes how commercially produced blocks were conceptualized as a surface for displaying symbols, as pure form, or as a way to transmit a cultural heritage of architectural styles. Discusses how blocks were used in early kindergartens and the recent development of electronic blocks. (KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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