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Block Party For Kids And Parents
Updated May 5, 2013 1:10 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Purdue Extension is inviting young parents and their children to a block party.

This isn't a block party with a barbecue and bouncy house. This is a party with building blocks.

According to Cheryl Jones, block party specialist for Purdue University Extension, children learn many skills by playing with blocks. They learn about math, science and problem-solving. They also work on social skills and block play nurtures their creativity and early language skills.

The block party is for parents age 24 and under and their children ages 8 months to 8 years old. Two block parties will be held Tuesday at Bedford North Lawrence High School at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Each session lasts one hour.

Parents will learn how their children can learn these skills through block play. They will also be given tips on how to help their children develop these skills.

The first 30 families to register and attend will receive a free set of blocks to take home.

Refreshments will be provided. To register, contact the Lawrence County Extension Office at 275-4623.

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