Mal Cater, Principal, Mentone Grammar
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STEM and interpersonal skills through open ended block play
Mathematics, forces and movement, fine motor skills, spatial cognition, iteration and design, structural engineering, co-operative problem solving, interpersonal skills and resilience - Block building integrates all these elements in abundance and preschools, kindergartens and early years centres around the world readily acknowledge the value of open-ended block play.
These elements are not exclusive to early years, they increase in sophistication as learners mature. Green Hat Workshop engages all abilities with a play-based pedagogy, re-introducing the rich learning environments of shared block play to builders young and old.