One of our past DonorsChoose.org projects requested video cameras so we could capture children playing and watch their ideas grow into something bigger. This past week, we captured BJ and VL playing at our blocks center. BJ had been building Dinorsaur City, Dinosaur World, and now this week, BJ and VL worked on Dinosaur Park. In block play, you can see children selecting blocks purposefully to add to their construction. They are able to problem solve and engage in higher order thinking to make their idea come to life.
Currently in my eighth year of teaching Pre-K at an early childhood elementary school.