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BlockFest returns to Project Enlightenment

Posted October 6, 2014 7:56 p.m. EDT

Toy blocks

BlockFest, an award-winning early childhood math and science program, will return to Raleigh for several free sessions for kids 6 and under and their adults.

The program, developed by the University of Idaho Parents As Teachers Program, focuses on block play and how that can help a child learn math and science concepts. I took my younger daughter a few years ago and we had a blast. It's a great reminder that play with simple toys - like wooden blocks - is wonderful for a child's development.

The program is at Project Enlightenment, Wake County's early childhood learning and intervention program. It's at 501 S. Boylan Ave., near downtown Raleigh.

BlockFest will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 23; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 23; and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 24.

It's free, but registration is required. Children must be with an adult at all times. And the kids need to have socks on to participate. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check Project Enlightenment's website for more information about how you can register or call 919-856-7789.