Content analysis of Block Play research:

Conrad, A. (1995) "Content Analysis of Block Play Literature."

Bibliographic Resources from Original Document:

Allegeier, I. L. "Naturalistic study of the literate behaviors of 4 year old children occuring during spontaneous play in the hollow blcok area of a preschool classroom."

Baily, M.W. "Scale of Block Constructions for Young Children.

Banta, M. A. (1980) "Unit blocks: A curriculum for early learning."Opinion paper, not found in a peer reviewed journal

Berelson, B. (1952). Content analysis in communication research."BOOK

Brody, C. "Social Studies and Self Awareness

Bullock, J.R. (1992). "Learning through block play."

Cartwritght, S. (1990). "Play can be the building blocks of learning."

Cartwright, S. (1998)."Learning with large blocks."

Cuffaro, H. "Dramatic Play - The Experience of Block Building"Download file "dramatic play - the experience of block building.pdf"

Donnelly, G.F. An analysis of language, thought, and action during the block play of preschoolers:

Donovan, M.P. (1986). "A study: Eight young children's uses of language during child-initated block play and teacher directed work activities with a partner."
Download file "a study eight young children's uses of language.htm"
*This is the abstract. The full text would have to be ordered from Columbia for $41.00.

Dreier, E. "Blocks in Elementary School"Download file "blocks in elementary schools.pdf"

Ellis, A. B. & Favat, F.A. (1966). "From computer to criticism: An application of automatic content analysis to the study of literature."BOOK

Farrell, M. (1957). "Sex differences in block play in early childhood education."

Fisherman, E. & Dangler, E. "Block building: A valuable experience and technique"Requested from Annex

Forman, G. E. (1982). A search for the origins of equivalence concepts through microanalysis of block play. BOOK

Franklin, A. (1950). Blocks - A tool for learning. Requested from Annex

Fueyo, J.M. (1990) Playful literacy: First graders as meaning makers across the literacies of play, the creative arts, and language arts.

Garlikov, P.M. (1990). Block play in kindergartern: A naturalistic study."
Download file "block play in kindergarten a naturalistic study.htm"
*This is the abstract. The full text would have to be ordered from University of Alabama for $41.00.

Gelfer, J. I. & Perkins, P. G. (1987) Using blocks to build art concepts: A new look at an old friend. Opinion paper, not found in a peer reviewed journal

Goodson, B.D. (1982) The development of hierarchic organization: The reproduction, planning and perception of multiarch block structures.

Hartley, R. E., Frank, L.K. & Goldenson, R. M. (1952) Understanding children's play. Request from Annex

Hubner, J.J. (1980) Block building: Instruction and developmentDownload file "block bulding instruction and development.htm"
*This is the abstract. The full text would have to be ordered from Stanford for $41.00.

Isbell, R. T., & Raines, S. C. (1991). Young children's oral langauge productions in three types of play centers.

Johnson, H. M. "The Art of Block Building"Download file "the art of block building.pdf"

Johnson, J. E., Christie, F., & Yawkey, T. (1987). Play and early childhood development. BOOK

Katz, BOOK


Krippendorf BOOK


Leeb-Lundberg, Kristina. "The Block Builder Mathematician"Download file "the block builder mathematician.pdf"

Reifel, S. (1984) "Block Construction: Children's Developmental Landmarks in Representation of Space"

Christakis, D. A., Zimmerman, F. J., & Garrison, M. M. (2007). Effect of Block Play on Language Acquisition
and Attention in Toddlers.