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I find visual resources really brilliant for extending learning in the construction area, things such as booklets of different types of buildings, books on shapes you can see in buildings and documenting the actual process of building. I make these by printing out a selection of individual A4 pictures, sometimes with key vocab on and then laminating them, hole punching and tying with ribbon really quick and easy. The spirit levels and tapes sound like a great idea for bringing in role play too. I also find open ended resources such as the junk materials you suggested and plain wooden blocks work really well as children can really use their imagination and take it anywhere. Oh and clipboards with gridded paper for desinging their buildings too! :)
I used to put hard hats and pencils with clipboards in to encourage writing and drawing designs.
The boys wrote more in this area than the writing table.
hello, I have done a selection of construction area images in lollypie1 resources. I have plans, building hard hats, clip boards, and I add photographs of the childrens creations from the area too!
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