Block play: Building a foundation for literacy
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- Stroud, J.E. Early Childhood Educ J (1995) 23: 9. doi:10.1007/BF02353373
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The role of block play in the development of reading and writing is presented and discussed. A literacy-enriched block-play center is described, and accompanying tables identify books and additional literacy materials suggested for integration into a block-play area. Additionally, children's use of literacy props in a block-play area is presented through observations made in two preschool classrooms. Samples of children's writing produced during spontaneous block-play sessions are included to support examples given in the text.