Materials: Blocks, paper, writing tools, pencil, markers, crayon.
Distribute the blocks in a play area and encourage your child to build whatever they can imagine.
Tell your child you are going to make a blueprint of the block structure they built together.
Ask your child what they have built. Write down what they say.
Ask your child about the features of the structure. For instance, is it tall or short, what color is the structure, and does it have doors or windows? Then have them draw what they’ve built with blocks.
MAKE IT EASIER:
Practice stacking materials and just describing them to your child. You might say, “This is a blue block. It is a rectangle.” Encourage your child to use their own words and babbles to describe the structure.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
- Use non-traditional building materials found around the house. Such as milk carton caps, toilet paper rolls, boxes, cups, etc.
- Use an old shoe box to create a structure by painting/coloring and cutting the box.