BLOCK Fest to teach children math, science through play

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — BLOCK Fest®, a research-based exhibit that offers hands-on block play experiences to young children, is coming to New Hanover County on Saturday.

The event will take place at Independence Mall in the JC Penney’s wing across from Hibbetts Sports. The two one-hour sessions will begin at 9:30am and 11:00 am, respectively.

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The family-friendly, interactive event will use five block play stations to introduce children and their parents to the educational value of blocks.

Organizers hope to raise awareness of the importance of early math and science learning.

BLOCK Fest® was developed in 2005 by the University of Idaho Parents as Teachers Demonstration Project. During the past ten years, it has reached tens thousands of families.

In 2006, it was a nationally recognized recipient of the Parents as Teachers Losos Award for Excellence.