9-3 | Creative Block Play: A Comprehensive Guide to Learning through Building

Book Review

Creative Block Play: A Comprehensive Guide to Learning through Building

Rosanne Regan Hansel
St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press, 2017. Foreword, acknowledgments, introduction, references, and index. 158 pp. $39.95 paper. ISBN: 9781605544458

by Rebecca McMahon Giles

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The imaginative, exploratory play inspired by blocks uniquely contributes to children’s development in every domain—social, emotional, cognitive, and physical. Their matchless versatility has made blocks a mainstay in early-childhood settings for over one hundred years. Creative Block Play firmly positions the time-honored tradition of playing with blocks as an essential component of today’s curriculum for young children. Drawing on a wealth of personal experience, Hansel introduces readers to the endless possibilities of learning through building and playing with blocks.