August 19, 2014

Block Party at the Library!

This month we held our very first Block Party, here at Cedar Lake Library.

What's a block party might you ask? It's a special children's program set up by the Purdue Extension where kids can come and play with a variety of blocks while also building knowledge on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Okay, after that mouthful, let's break these blocks down.

In today's fast pace world of technology, back to basics blocks still have tons of value. 

 Playing with blocks encourages kids to work together, practicing balance and coordination.

They build working designs,


experiment with patterns 

and  colors,

and encourage the beginning development of  some of our earliest skills, such as grasping objects, and moving them around.

Block parties reinforce teamwork,

and the importance of learning and play between children and their parents.

They also happen to be a lot of fun!

All in all it was a great event and we have high hopes that we can have a Block Party here again soon :)

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