Wooden blocks come alive with faces of Day Nursery children

 In In Our Classrooms

Day Nursery teacher Tomi LessarisDay Nursery IU Health Preschool 3 teacher Ms. Tomi Lessaris is already using some information she received last Saturday in our day-long Summer Institute training. One of the ideas she got during the Reggio-inspired environment session was to use photos of the actual children in the classroom attached to wooden blocks.  These blocks can be used by the children to play, pretend, and develop language skills throughout their learning centers.  These ‘block people’ give the children relative people to play with rather than plastic, painted figures that could be store bought.

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  • Tammy Burgess
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    Love it Tomi!

  • Erin
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    I love this idea! It’s a great identity activity. I’m from Melbourne, Australia and my centre is “updating” as we are taking on the Reggio Emilia approach. I have a really big kindergarten room; which is filled with children from 2.5-5 years of age, however I have been given the opportunity to have a space for 4-5 year olds and I am researching my fingers off, looking for inspiration. Thank you for this idea!

  • Denae
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    Love it! Did you just glue them on?

  • Mary
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    Oh my gosh that is a great idea LOVE IT!
    any tips on getting the entire child to fit on the block?

  • rohit aggarwal
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    thanks for the information

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