02/24/14 The Plymouth Public Library is hosting a Purdue Extension BLOCK PARTY program for parents and children ages 8 months to 8 years.  This will be in the Laramore A & B Meeting Rooms on Thursday, February 27, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Karen L. Richey, County Extension Director, will present the program.  Five stations with blocks of all types and sizes will be set up and volunteers will help parents and children at the various stations.

  The Block Party is a workshop format to engage parents in block play with their children, providing supporting materials including samples of low cost homemade blocks, for families to continue play at home.  Children are born learners, but they need experiences to be stimulating, fun, and interactive.  Parents can guide children’s early learning experiences and use blocks as the tools to support their development.  Playing with blocks can provide experiences where children learn math and science, new words and pre-reading skills, social skills, creativity, physical skills, and problem-solving skills.

Block play is fun for both children and adults.  No sign-up is required.  For more information about the Block Party program, call the library at 936-2324 and press 2 for the Children’s Room, or visit:  www.purdue.edu/hhs/extension/blockparty.