Smiling like Sunshine: Map Making with Construction Toys

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Map Making with Construction Toys

One of my favourite books about early childhood education is Playful Learning by Mariah Bruehl.Such a a great resource! This idea is from the book.

Defne is not keen on playing with  her wooden blocks unless I encourage her. When I asked her if she would like to do a model of her own bedroom, she got very excited. 

I was delighted to see her miniature bedroom complete with the bunk bed from the dolls house and some toys on the floor ! This early map making activity develops spatial thinking and gets children to think about scaling as well. Defne had great fun and now frequently builds rooms with the blocks.

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  1. What a great idea. I'm going to try this with my girls. Thanks for linking to Little Builders. x

  2. I used to do something similar when I was a little girl. I would build a whole house in a similar fashion for my barbies. There would be furniture made from blocks. My house had lots of rooms with hallways leading to each room. It was hours of fun!


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