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Toy blocks and construction toys: a guide for the science-minded

Y 2008-2014 Gwen Dewar, all rights reserved Toy blocks and other construction toys might not be as flashy as battery-powered robots or video games. But as developmental psychologist Rachel Keen notes, parents and teachers "need to design environments that encourage and enhance problem solving from a young age" (Keen 2011). Construction toys seem ideally suited to do that, and they ... Read More »