Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Increasing the engagement and complexity of block play in young children

Share
Description:
Blocks and block play are ubiquitous to early childhood settings and as such provide a normative context for social interactions between children with and without disabilities. However, children with disabilities tend to engage in more repetitive and less complex play than their peers, which might limit social interactions and opportunities to practice skills across domains. The current study examined the use of imitation plus play expansions delivered in a small group instructional context on the engagement and complexity of block play in young children with or at-risk for disabilities and their peers. Results indicated that the target children increased levels of engagement with the intervention package. However, their levels of block play complexity increased only when visual and verbal prompts were added to the intervention package. (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
Country:
United States

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection. They are found by comparing the topic, author, and resource type of the currently selected resource to the rest of the library’s publications.

Long-term Head Start impacts on cognitive outcomes for children with disabilities

Reports & Papersview

The unique experiences of families of young children with disabilities during the pandemic: Evidence from Virginia

Reports & Papersview

Impact of parental adverse childhood experiences on offspring development in Early Head Start: Parental adversity and offspring development

Reports & Papersview
Release: 'v1.13.0' | Built: 2022-08-08 12:44:31 EDT