Block Talk: Spatial Language During Block Play

  title={Block Talk: Spatial Language During Block Play},
  author={K. Ferrara and K. Hirsh-Pasek and N. Newcombe and R. Golinkoff and W. Lam},
  journal={Mind, Brain, and Education},
  • K. Ferrara, K. Hirsh-Pasek, +2 authors W. Lam
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Mind, Brain, and Education
  • Spatial skills are a central component of intel- lect and show marked individual differences. There is evidence that variations in the spatial language young children hear, which directs their attention to important aspects of the spatial environment, may be one of the mechanisms that con- tributes to these differences. To investigate how play affects variations in language, parents and children were assigned to 1 of 3 conditions: free play with blocks, guided play, or play with preassembled… CONTINUE READING

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