|Preschool Big Cats playing in the Block Center in October 2011.|
I was looking through recent photographs of the children at work during centers, and
I noticed something very surprising:
There is a whole lot of block building going on,
and very little of it is occurring in the block center.
The block center is not where anyone plays with blocks anymore.
I have a room full of builders,
and they take bins out of the center and head for other special places.
They are building in the large space of the gathering carpet,
in the small confines of the whiteboard ledge,
underneath and behind cabinets and chairs,
on top of tables,
on open floor space.
Everywhere but the center itself.
|These two builders refused to be a part of this photo!|
(Check out their glorious home for the Horse of Seven Colors.)
(I also noticed they were building lots of homes - for people, for animals, for cars.)
|How many big cats can we fit in here?|
The only time we have a block center is during cleanup and nap - when the blocks are not in use.
The block center is for blocks at rest!
Why are they not building in the block center?
I suspect our block center is simply too small.
I wonder what is going on in the block center?