Studies Show Lego/Block Play Related to Later School Achievement

Based on the results of two studies, the performance of playing with Lego and blocks at preschool is associated with Math achievement during middle and high school (better block and Lego performance, better Math scores at middle and high school) even though this relationship cannot be seen in the elementary school years. 

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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1: "Advanced Constructional Play With Legos Among Preschoolers As A Predictor Of Later School Achievement In Mathematics," Early Child Development and Care, 2003, by C Wolfgang, L Stannard, I Jones. (Citations: 40).

The research question asked was Will those children ages three and four who have intensive play experiences in playbased preschools and who can perform at high levels of LEGO building as constructional play also show high levels of mathematical achievement ...


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1: "Block Play Performance Among Preschoolers As A Predictor Of Later School Achievement In Mathematics," Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2001, by CH Wolfgang, LL Stannard, I Jones. (Citations: 109).

Abstract In 1982, an intact group of 37 preschoolers (age 4) attending a play-oriented preschool were tested using the Lunzer Five Point Play Scale (1955) to obtain a block performance measure. To statistically control for social economic status (SES), IQ and ...



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