Here’s a “simple” solution to the pressure to assess so many skills, for so many children! Get some blocks, dump them on the floor, and guess what? You can assess just about anything you need by playing with blocks.
Don’t believe me? Check out this infographic, which includes a list of 101 things you can assess using blocks.
As a bonus, because assessment, instruction, and play are synonyms, this means there are 101 things you can not only assess, but also teach children while playing with blocks.
Here’s a sample from the list of 101:
• Be patient
• Follow simple directions
• Identify shapes
• Reach, grasp, release
• Sit unsupported
• Use prepositions