Building Toys for Language and Creativity Development (article at Tweetspeak)

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Playing with blocks—plain wooden manipulatives—improves vocabulary. But how can a toy that has no words or letters increase a child’s use of words? The conclusion may seem counterintuitive. Or maybe it makes sense, for four reasons (and probably more).

In my latest Tweetspeak article, I draw from the research of Dr. Dimitri Christakis and others. Please read the article and join the conversation in the comment box.

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Photo via Tweetspeak Poetry (see bottom of this post for photo credit).

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One thought on “Building Toys for Language and Creativity Development (article at Tweetspeak)

  1. Very thought provoking. I understand that kindergartens in some counties in Maryland are going back to all play, no reading or math instruction. Sounds good to me.

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