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I'm looking for a peer reviewed article that links the development of intelligence to any form of block building activities.

For example a child playing with wooden blocks can improve their sensory-motor and communication skills while learning to solve problems.

Has anyone got any suggestions?

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Yes. Google scholar! It gives me this, for example: Diezmann, Carmel M and Watters, James J (2000) Identifying and supporting spatial intelligence in young children.. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood 1(3):299- 313. –  Ana Jun 2 '13 at 18:53
    
Thank you Ana but it is not really pertaining to blocks as such. I'm looking for a more human focused version of something like this: link –  user1423893 Jun 2 '13 at 19:40
    
Then I don't think I can help. There is a reference to an old study that involves blocks in there though (someone and Burton, 1984). –  Ana Jun 2 '13 at 19:48

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Found what I consider to be the best reference here

Hirsch, E. S. (1996). The block book (Third ed.). Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

It's certainly going in the thesis after glancing through it. Thought posting it here might helps others too.

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