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BLOCK fest®

BLOCK Fest® is a research-based exhibit that helps raise awareness of early math and science learning by offering hands-on block play experiences to families with young children. Parents, preschool teachers, and the community will become more knowledgeable about the importance of early math and science learning as it impacts both school readiness and later math success.

BLOCK Fest® supports parents and children to form an emotional bond during the learning experience. The exhibit has been shown to increase parent knowledge of early development in the areas of math and science education while providing opportunities to increase social skills and literacy opportunities for young children.

BLOCK Fest® is a family interactive event that uses five-block play stations to introduce children and their parents to the educational value of blocks.

At BLOCK Fest® parents learn about early math and science concepts and that early math learning is a strong predictor for school readiness. Parents discover how they can help their children learn early math and science concepts while they play with blocks through guided play and conversation.

BLOCK Fest® also educates communities about the short and long-term importance of early math and science learning.

To learn more about BLOCK Fest®, visit For more information about how to bring BLOCK Fest® to your neighborhood or venue, please contact Natalie Pond via email or phone at (910) 815-3731.