This is a general term applied to materials that might be placed in a block corner in Kindergarten or to materials that might be found in a home toybox.
Construction Materials Videos
Introduction to Maths with Construction Materials
A simple game with Linking Cubes
Positional language: above, below, next to, over, under.
Size: bigger, longer, shorter, smaller, taller.
Using Construction Materials
Smooth wood, plastic, or foam assorted blocks. These often include prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, arches etc
Brick type materials where the pieces join and form walls
Stick type materials that connect to join at junctions
constructions. Pieces may be referred to as cylinders. Young children will notice that some pieces roll, while others don’t. Children soon work out that if building a tower, strong foundation pieces are required.